Lehi boys golf wins Region 7 title, teams prep for 5A tournament

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Timpanogos won the last Region 7 match held at Sleepy Ridge Wednesday but Lehi took home the ultimate prize as the top team over the season of competition.

Lehi built up an early lead, but when its top golfer Helaman Ofahengaue went down with an injury at the Utah State Amateur, the Pioneers struggled a bit in the last four matches. But Lehi’s early dominance was enough for the Pioneers to claim the Region 7 gold trophy because Helaman’s younger brother KJ Ofahengaue stepped up to lead the team and be the top medalist golfer in the league.

“Helaman going down really hurt us in the last four matches,” Lehi head coach Jason Ingersoll said. “KJ led us. He’s a big leader on our team, and it was a pleasure to watch him step up and become the top medalist.”

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