Bucky Crippen becomes back-to-back state champion

MISSOULA — Wednesday the Class B state golf championships wrapped up in Missoula, and all of the titles stayed home. The Loyola Rams and Breakers dominated the competition.

In the boys tournament at the Ranch Club, Loyola senior Bucky Crippen finished his high school golf career by defending his 2018 state title.

Crippen shot an impressive 65 the first day to give himself separation from the field. He led by eight strokes going into the final round.

On Day 2 Crippen admitted he wasn’t as sharp, shooting a 74. He continued his family’s tradition of winning state titles, but Crippen says the team title matters the most to him.

“I was really excited knowing I can do that for a while. Just haven’t put it all together in a tournament, so it felt really good to do that. I guess perfect timing, wish I could have done it again (Wednesday), but I guess I just kind of limped through,” Crippen said. “Just remembering, talking about it when we get older — obviously there are bigger things in life than just winning a state championship, but it’s pretty cool we all got to win one or two.”

Jack Ginsburg

Jack Ginsburg

Jack was born and raised in Walnut Creek, California. After skiing in Montana for a number of years he found his way to the University of Montana and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in 2017. Jack's passion for sports stems from playing a number of them and attending multiple sporting events in the Bay Area from the San Jose Sharks and the Golden State Warriors to the San Francisco Giants and the 49ers. He joined KAJ/KPAX-TV in January 2017 as a news reporter before moving to the weekend sports anchor. In his free time he enjoys playing golf, cooking, skiing and hiking with his bulldog Zeke. If you would like to submit a story or complain about the Golden State Warriors to Jack you can email him at jginsburg@kpax.com or find him on twitter @jackginsburg13 (https://twitter.com/jackginsburg13)
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