SCC golfers take wins with men, women
by Jeff Linville Staff Reporter
DOBSON — Surry Community College picked up two wins in golf over the weekend.
The Knights won a team competition at Silo Run, while the Lady Knights took first and second individually in a four-team match near Southern Pines.
“This past week, we’ve really done well with both guys and girls,” said Coach Tom Pendergraft.
The boys won by 21 strokes at the Surry Invitational Tournament Friday and Saturday.
Despite playing on Friday the 13th, the Knights posted strong numbers as a team, shooting a combined 297, two strokes ahead of Patrick Henry, a new member of Region X.
Surry Central graduate Ryan High tied for the lowest score on the day (71) with Patrick Henry’s Dustin Roberts.
Johnson Community College shot 316 for third place. Louisburg Community College only had three players make the trip and didn’t have enough for team competition.
On day two, Patrick Henry couldn’t quite keep up to its opening-round performance, slipping from 299 to 312.
SCC, on the other hand, actually performed better the next morning.
With a 293, Surry finished with a 590 to Patrick Henry’s 611 and Johnson’s 637.
The Knights’ Kirk Casstevens and McKinley Johnson had the lowest rounds with 69.
Casstevens earned the medalist honor with a 144, while Johnson was just a stroke back at 145.
“I was extremely happy,” said Pendergraft.
The Knights next travel to the east side of Raleigh for an event in Clayton.
Meanwhile, two former Greyhounds took the top spots on the women’s leaderboard at Dormie Club in West End, near Southern Pines.
This course was built in 2010 and is a beautiful place, said Pendergraft. However, it also is very challenging.
The 5,820-yard course includes plenty of marshland in landing areas of the fairway. Then once the player gets past that, the greens were very fast and sloped.
“It seemed like they put every green on a rolling hill,” he said.
Along with SCC, the tournament included five players from the nearby Sand Hills Community College and one from Johnson Community College.
Kasie Tolbert, a former 2A state champion, took first place with an 85. Teammate Gatlin Hiatt was tied for second place with a 96.
“I was pleased with our win, but not totally pleased with the scores,” he said. Kasie and Gatlin can score better than that, but it was a tough course.
Next up for the Lady Knights is a tournament hosted by Central Carolina Community College in Spring Lake.
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