The Brothers Bruce

Brothers Paul and John Bruce of Guntersville tied for low medalist in the section golf meet for the second time in their careers. They had to go into sudden death to determine the individual honor. It made high school sports news around the state.

Guntersville brothers Paul and John Bruce have become kind of accustomed to amazing things happening to them on the golf course. 

It happened again this week when they tied for low medalist at the section golf championship. They had a playoff for the spot, with Paul eventually winning. The Wildcats also won the section. 

The Alabama High School Athletic Association sent out this story about the feat"

Guntersville High School’s brother duo of Paul and John Bruce each shot sparking rounds of 6-under 66 Tuesday to lead the Wildcats to the Class 5A, Section 4 championship at Gunter’s Landing Golf Course. Guntersville won the team competition with a 295 team total, followed by Boaz at 376 and Alexandria at 403. Paul is a senior and John is a junior. Teammate Regan Lefeve also had a round of 77.

Individual qualifiers Brayden Nelson of Brewer and Brett Barwick of Guntersville also shot rounds of 77.

Guntersville golf coach Dustin Landers said the Bruce brothers have really caused a stir among the younger golfers. “They have been good mentors to some of the younger golfers on our team,” he said.

The brothers had a playoff for low medalist with Paul the winner. Both tied with 66s in 2019 at the section and John won the playoff. Landers said Paul, who has signed with UAB, had a low round earlier this season of 60 at Gunter’s Landing – which set the AHSAA single-round record. It also broke by two strokes the previous record (62) set by three prep golfers, Thomas Ponder of Providence Christian in 2018 at the section competition, by Eli Hodges of Russellville in 2016, also in section play, and J.M. O’Toole of Pinson Valley in a 2011 regular-season round.

Paul Bruce shot a 59 at Gunter’s Landing in a club competition for his all-time low round and a new course record. However, it was not in high school competition.

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