David Hearn, a freshman at Bridge City High School, was the runner-up at the 3A district golf tournament last week at Wildwood Golf Club in Village Mills, Texas. The left-handed golfer was the first round leader after day one of the two day 36 hole event. Hearn would fall short on day two to Ryan Mireles of Hardin-Jefferson.

“I just couldn’t be more proud of him,” said his dad, Daren Hearn. “On Sunday, less than 24 hours before the start of the district tournament, I had to tell David that his grandfather passed away. My wife Brenda had been at the hospital the last four days around the clock with her dad. It was a really rough week for all of us. David and his grandfather were really close to each other and he had to shoulder a lot this week.”

Rob Caraway, BC golf coach said, “David showed a tremendous amount of courage and character out there. That’s a lot to ask of a young man and he handled it well. He’s only going to get better over the next three years.”

In his freshman season, Hearn played in all five of Bridge City’s varsity tournaments with five top 10 finishes, including a tie for fourth at Bayou Din and second at the district championship.

With his second place finish at the 3A district tournament, Hearn will represent Bridge City at the Regional tournament on April 18 and 19 at the Village of Panorama Golf Club in Willis, Texas, where the top two teams and top two individuals will advance to the state tournament in Austin.

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