Nimmo ends prep time as back-to-back state champ - photo

Marshall County senior Jay Nimmo rocks back as he watches his putt drop during the KHSAA State Boys Golf Championship last week at Bowling Green Country Club. Nimmo earned his second consecutive state individual title, and his Marshal teammates finished third in the state.

After two days, a double bogey, and a playoff as dark closed in, Jay Nimmo can never say that he gives up. The only thing between Nimmo and his second state championship title was a playoff hole with Rylan Wotherspoon of Coopers High School.

With both golfers sitting a three under 141 two-day total, Nimmo took the win for par on No. 18.

Nimmo carded eight birdies in round one for a three-way tie with Wotherspoon and Matthew Troutman of St. Mary. In the second round, Nimmo and Wotherspoon were even. After a double bogey on 11, Nimmo was sitting two strokes behind Wotherspoon. Wotherspoon hit a bogey on 13 to close the gap to one.

A birdie for Wootherspoon on No. 14 pushed the gap with Nimmo to two. But Wotherspoon hit a double bogey on 15 to pull the two golfers level. Both traded birdies on 16 and 18 and Nimmo focused through dusk for a par playoff and his second KHSAA State Golf Championship win.

Marshall County went on to claim third place overall in the 2020 KHSAA State Golf Championship. The Marshals carded 307 in round one with Nimmo’s 68, Trey Wall at 74, Preston Futrell finishing at 81, and David Jack Morris at 84.

Senior Camdyn McLeod struggled in the front half of round one but returned round two to take the second slot for the Marshals. Nimmo again led round two with 73. McLeod finished with a birdie on #2 and #12 for 77. Wall carded 82, and just one behind him with 83 with Preston Futrell.

Marshall finished with 315 round two for a two-day total of 622, eight strokes behind first place Trinity and four strokes behind second place Taylor County.