Golf Update: 2/7/13
Men’s Golf Wins Season Opener at 20-Under Par, Freshman Will Twitty Medalist
The South Mountain Community College Men’s Golf Team opened up the spring semester this week in the Scottsdale Community College Invitational from Hillcrest Golf Club in Sun City, Arizona. Freshman Will Twitty led the charge for the Cougars, finishing at 7-under par (68-69, 137) and medalist honors.
The Cougars got out to an early start Monday afternoon being led by sophomore Derek Ream who carded the tournament low round with a 6-under par 66. Ream had a strong supporting cast with freshman teammates Will Twitty and Michael Grenz carding rounds of 4-under par 68 and even par 72 respectively. Sophomore Marley Sweeney carded a round of 3-over par 75 to give the Cougars an opening round of 8-under par 280 and a 10-stroke lead after day 1.
The tournament host Scottsdale Artichokes made a final round charge at the Cougars with a final round total of 8-under par 280, however, South Mountain finished strong and lengthened their 10 stroke lead with a final round of 12-under par 276 and win by 14 shots overall. Sophomore Marley Sweeney bounced back from a disappointing first round to lead the charge in day two for South Mountain with a 5-under par round of 67. Rounding out the scoring for the Cougars in the final round were sophomore Caleb Barker at 4-under par 68, freshman Will Twitty at 3-under par 69, and freshman Michael Grenz at even par 72.
South Mountain took the team victory with a total of 20-under par (280-276, 556), Scottsdale finished 2nd at 6-under par (290-280, 570), and Mesa finished 3rd at 12-over par (292-296, 588).
In the end the Cougars would have 5 players finish in the top 7 of the field. Freshman Will Twitty won medalist honors at 7-under par (68-69, 137), sophomore Derek Ream finished 2nd at 3-under par (66-75, 141), sophomore Caleb Barker finished tied for 3rd at 2-under par (74-68, 142), sophomore Marley Sweeney finished tied for 3rd at 2-under par (75-67, 142), freshman Michael Grenz finished tied for 7th at even par (72-72, 144), and freshman Sean Burgess finished tied for 25th at 6-over par (76-74, 150).