Mountain View junior Graham Moody was the favorite to win his second 3A state golf title this spring. He was on a trajectory to become a three-time champion in similar fashion to his good friend and Fort Vancouver alumnus Spencer Tibbits.
Moody, who won state as a freshman and finished third as a sophomore, was denied that opportunity after the coronavirus pandemic put a halt to spring competition. His junior year, in which he won a district championship by 12 strokes in the fall, will go down as a “what if?”
Moody is OK with that.
“This past spring has put everything into perspective,” said Moody, who has been named The Columbian’s All-Region boys golfer of the year for the third consecutive season. “With everything going on, just being healthy and having everyone around me healthy has been the most important thing.”
Moody also led his Mountain View squad to a district title in October. Much of the team returns next year, Moody’s final high school season, for another chance at state glory. Moody will then depart to the University of Wisconsin to play golf in fall 2021.
“Being fortunate enough to play golf at a high level has kind of sheltered me from some of the other things going on in the world,” Moody said. “I think having that new perspective is going to be huge moving forward into college and beyond.”