High School Sports


Bucky Crippen becomes back-to-back state champion

Posted at 6:09 PM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-17 13:38:53-04

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.”