Meanwhile, his golf clubs are getting a break from the links, something he recognized was probably a wise decision.
"I feel a little lull," Bumgarner said. "Once you play something so long, it kind of gets old, no matter what you do."
His development as a baseball player might have slowed during his sophomore and junior seasons, but the 5-foot-11, 165-pounder doesn't look back.
"I missed some of the little things, and I did some things in the offseason on my own," Bumgarner said. "Hitting is the hardest thing to adjust to.
"I don't regret quitting baseball to play golf. I think it was the right decision to try to play. Things just didn't go the way I thought they would, I guess."
When the spring season concludes, he will return to the West Virginia Golf Association events - Open, State Amateur, et al - and look forward to West Virginia University.
There is no golf program at WVU, but Bumgarner said he will consider walking on to the baseball team.
Until then, his high school goals have shifted and remain alive as long as the Winfield baseball team is.
"I wasn't going to play many golf tournaments this spring, and I wanted to do something," he said. "I wanted to try to win a state championship in something and this is my best opportunity.
"I don't regret quitting baseball to play golf. I'm glad everything happened the way it did."
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