Boulder Creek's Alec Bone sets school, course marks at Aguila tourney

Boulder Creek's Alec Bone sets school, course marks at Aguila tourney

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Boulder Creek's Alec Bone sets school, course marks at Aguila tourney

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Alec Bone was feeling good.

The Anthem Boulder Creek senior had just carded a 34 on the first day of the 27-hole Aguila Invitational, Sept. 21-22 at Aguila Golf Course in Phoenix.

And even though that score was only good for a tie for second place, one stroke off the lead with 18 holes to play, Bone’s confidence was at an all-time high.

“Going into the second day, I just felt like I could make everything,” he said. “Then, through nine holes, I really thought I had a chance at doing something great.”

And do something great he did. Bone shot a 9-under 63, breaking the Boulder Creek scoring record and tying the competitive course mark at Aguila. He won the tournament by six strokes and improved his personal best round by three strokes.

At one point, Bone made birdies on eight out of nine holes. Boulder Creek coach Jay Kopas said it’s one of the most impressive stretches of golf he’s seen.

“That’s what happens in golf — you get in a groove,” Kopas said. “And he got in a groove.”

Bone was born in Atlanta, moved to Pittsburgh and then Indiana, where he said he first started taking golf seriously. He has lived in Arizona for the past four years.

He has a twin brother, Brenden, who also plays for Boulder Creek, and the two can always count on each other for friendly ribbing and motivation.

“We’ve always been very competitive,” Alec said. “He has his days where he just beats me bad, and I have days where I beat him bad. We always know we’re playing again the next day, so if he beats me one day, I’m determined to beat him the next.”

Alec said he has received interest from a handful of Division I schools, including Air Force and Colorado State, and the Bone twins took a visit to the Air Force Academy last weekend. Brenden verbally committed, and Alec said he will weigh his options over the remainder of the season.

No matter what he ultimately decides, however, he will always have that one magical round to look back on with pride.

“I’m pretty sure that one’s going to stand,” he said of the record. “The kids coming in every year will see my name there.

“I’ll come back and visit. It’ll be fun.”

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