Even though the SSM Golf Center of Excellence is taking the weekend off, its golfers are still making headlines. SSM golfers sit in the top two spots in both the Boys 16-19 age group and the Girls 13-18 age group in the national standings for the FCWT Golf Tour. Jake Curwin holds the top spot in the 16-19 age group with his victory this past weekend at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club, his 2nd place finish at Purdue University, and his 13th place finish at Notre Dame. He is leading SSM teammate Nathan Zhao who holds the second spot by 812.5 points. Zhao has put together a solid fall with a pair of 3rd place finishes at Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame combined with a 13th place at Cog Hill. Camden Nierman sits in 5th place in the overall standings with a 4th place finish at Cog Hill and his 6th place finish at Purdue. Sam Eisenhuth is in 8th place overall with his best finish coming at Notre Dame in 11th place.
Sydney Brickey has the top honors in the Girls 13-18 age group and leads fellow SSM Teammate Sophia Hill by 200 points. Brickey’s latest tournament at Purdue was her first victory at a national tournament and combined with her 3rd place finish at Notre Dame is able to give her the edge. Sophia Hill is in 2nd place overall with a pair of 3rd place finishes at Cog Hill and Purdue University combined with her 6th place finish at Notre Dame. Nicole Pelling is in 8th place overall with a 4th place finish at Cog Hill and a 5th place finish at Purdue University.
Shane Hoben is in 14th place overall in the Boys 13-15 age group. His finishes of 5th place at Cog Hill, 9th at Purdue, and 11th at Notre Dame are keeping him in contention in that age group. Shane is coming into his own and continually improving and is looking to be in contention for a victory very soon in the horizon. Golfers are taking a little break from the FCWT Tour and will be competing next on that tour at Mission Hills, CA on December 1st and 2nd. SSM Golfers will be competing in their first Plantations Tour Event of the season this next weekend at the University of Kentucky on November 10th and 11th.
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SSM Golfers Top Overall Standings
Jake Curwin captures his first FCWT victory and the 2nd in two weeks for the Golf CoE by winning the event at Cog Hill Dubsdread course by 3 shots over the nearest competitor. The course was playing as difficult as possible with the blistering cold temperatures and the 30 mph wind. Curwin entered the final day in 2nd place and came out blazing with a 76 to easily take the crown. He played steady all day with 3 birdies and the round could have been much lower had it not been for 3 lip out putts within 6 feet. Jake has been playing solid all fall with a 13th place at Notre Dame, 2nd place last week at Purdue and now the win this week in Chicago. Camden Nierman wasn’t far behind Curwin with a final round of 77 to finish in 4th place just one shot out of 2nd. Nierman was even par through his first 13 holes and was looking to challenge for the victory but had a little trouble on his last 5 holes. Nathan Zhao finished the tournament in 12th place while Sam Eisenhuth ended up in 24th. Shane Hoben who was playing in the boys 13-15 age group shot a two day total of 166 and a final round 82 to finish in 5th place. Shane ranked 2nd all weekend with his tremendous par 4 scoring performance. Sophia Hill and Nicole Pelling competed in the girls 13-18 age group and finished 3rd and 4th respectively. The Golf CoE takes this next weekend off before heading to Lexington, KY for the Plantations Tour event held at the University of Kentucky Wildcat Course on November 10th and 11th.
Curwin gets FCWT victory at Cog Hill
Sydney Brickey (2013) carded the lowest competitive round of her career with a 75 (+3) to earn the first FCWT victory for the SSM Golf Center of Excellence. Combined with her opening round of 80 Brickey finished the tournament with a score of 155 which gave her a 10 shot cushion over he nearest competitor. She played steady all day with 2 birdies and 5 bogeys. Sophia Hill (2015) finished with a final round 92 combined with her opening round 78 to wrap up 3rd place. Nicole Pelling (2014) shot her second consecutive 96 which gave her sole possesion of 5th place.
On the boys side Jake Curwin (2013) shot his second consecutive round of 74 (+2) which jumped him up the leader board to finish in 2nd place, just two shots off the leader. Curwin played just as steady as Brickey by carding 4 bogeys and 2 birdies during his round. Teammate Nathan Zhao (2015) who was playing beside Curwin finished with a 75 (+3) to finish in 3rd place just one shot behind Curwin. Zhao lipped out an 18 foot birdie on the final hole that would have tied him with Curwin. The two were also playing with Camden Nierman (2012) who finished with an 81 today after his opening round of 73. Nierman finished in 6th place of the 61 player field. Sam Eisenhuth (2014) who was playing just ahead of his teammates on Sunday shot a final round 84 after firing the 2nd lowest round of the tournament on Saturday (72) to finish in 13th place.
Shane Hoben (2016) cempeting in the boys 13-15 age group continued his streak of bettering every competitive round this year with a final score of 80 on Sunday which was 2 shots better than his opening round of 82 on Saturday. Hoben finished in 9th place of this highly competitive age group.
Great job to all of the SSM golfers this weekend at Purdue. 4 top three finishes!!!! The Golf CoE won’t have much time to rest as they will head to Chicago on October 25th to compete in the FCWT tournament at the famous Dubsdread Cog Hill golf course on the 27th and 28th.
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Brickey Earns First FCWT Victory at Purdue University
Saturday, October 21, 2012 was a great day for the Shattuck-St. Mary’s Golf Center of Excellence. The FCWT staff and all the participants took notice to SSM golfers crowding the top of the boys and girls leaderboards at the FCWT event being played at Purdue University’s renowned Kampen Golf Course. Sophia Hill (2015) sits in 1st place after the opening round of the event with a score of 78 (+6). She was able to better teammate Sydney Brickey (2013) by two shots who sits in sole possesion of 2nd place as she shot an 80 (+8). Nicole Pelling (2014) is in 4th place with a score of 96 in her first event of the season.
Sam Eisenhuth (2014) shot the SSM low round of the day with an even par 72 and is in sole possesion of 2nd place only one shot out of the lead. “The round could have easily been in the 60′s if it weren’t for two double bogeys” said Eisenhuth after completing his round with two teammates watching intensly. The two golfers watching were Nathan Zhao (2015) and Jake Curwin (2013) who had just completed their rounds a few groups ahead and both shot rounds of 74 (+2) and are tied for 5th place. Finishing just behind Eisenhuth was Camden Nierman (2012) who put together his most solid round of this young season with a 73 (+1) in which he fired a -1 (35) on his back nine. Shane Hoben continues his streak of bettering every round scoring wise this year with an 82 (+10). Shane was able to card an opening 9 holes of 38 (+2) and looks to break into the 70′s in tomorrows round.
Please visit the FCWT website at http://www.fcwtgolf.com/index.shtml for a great story and to follow the results during tomorrow’s final round. You can also access the FCWT press release at http://www.seopressreleases.com/shattuckst-marys-junior-golfers-shine-fcwt-purdue/44880 . The first Shattuck golfers will tee off at 9:42 EST on Sunday.
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Golfers at Top of Leaderboard at Purdue University
Eight members of the Golf CoE competed this past Monday at Minneapolis Golf Club in a 2-person better ball format and dominated the top of the leader board. 11th grader Sam Eisenhuth paired up with 10th grader Nathan Zhao to take home first place by shooting a 70 (-2). They finished one shot better than the team of 12th grader Jake Curwin and 9th grader Shane Hoben who shot a 71 (-1). During the round, Jake Curwin had a nice streak of four consecutive b birdies which is a great accomplishment. Post-graduate Camden Nierman paired with 11th grader Sean Kim to finish with a final score of 79. In the girls division, 12th grader Sydney Brickey teamed with 10th grader Sophia Hill to shoot a round of 80 and take home second place. This was a fun event for the kids who typically compete against one another on an individual basis. Playing as a two person team brings a completely different feel to the game and atmosphere. Some of the team will compete this coming Sunday, October 14th in an invitational at The Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan, MN and Jake Curwin while Jake Curwin will be competing the MN Jr. PGA Tournament of Champions being played at Troy Burne Golf Course in Hudson, WI.
Sabre golfers finished strong on day 2 of the FCWT Notre Dame tournament being played at the university’s Warren Golf Course. 10th Grader (15 yrs. old) Nathan Zhao shot the tournament low round on Sunday by posting a score of 70 (-1) beating the next closest round by two shots. With his excellent play on the final day he was able to vault over 14 spots to end the tournament in 3rd place in the Boys 16-19 age division. In this tournament, Zhao broke two competitive records in the Golf Center of Excellence. His Sunday round of 70 beats the single low round record or 73 and his 2 day tournament score of 149 beats the previous mark by one shot. 11th Grader Sam Eisenhuth said he felt like a roller coaster ride of up and down all day but stayed strong to shoot a round of 75 on Sunday bettering his Saturday round by 5 shots and moving him up considerably on the leader board to 11th place. 12th Grader Jake Curwin played steady all weekend with two rounds of 78 which landed him in 13th place in the 60 player field. Camden Nierman also playing in his first event as a member of the Golf CoE shot a final round 77 in which he was able to better his Saturday round by 5 shots. 9th Grader Shane Hoben who has been fighting back trouble over the first three weeks of school was able to grind out rounds of 90 and 92 throughout the weekend.
On the girls side, Sydney Brickey shot an opening round of 81 which put her in second place after the opening round then followed that up with an 83 on Sunday to finish in 3rd place overall. 10th Grader Sophia Hill who was playing in her first event as a member of the Golf CoE shot a final round 87 which improved over he Saturday round by 8 shots.
Coach Higdon is proud of the way the team came back on Sunday an made up a lot of ground on the final day. ”I thought the team did a great job of coming back on Sunday and really showing their toughness and desire. I think there everyone was a little nervous and anxious during the Saturday round, which is to be expected with the first tournament of the season in a new environment. We have a lot to build off of from this final round and these kids will be tested hard when they compete at The Kampen Course on the campus of Purdue University coming up in three weeks on Oct. 20 and 21.”
Sophia Hill tees off #10 on Sunday at Notre Dame in which she bettered her Saturday round by 8 shots.
On Monday September 10, the BSP students attended the Transform Conference sponsored by the Center for Innovation at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The students listened to energetic and meaningful presentations given by medical professionals who are working toward making the fundamental changes needed in the American healthcare system. Follow the link to learn more about the Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation and what the students experienced at Mayo Transform.
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Mayo Transform Conference
Dr. Brant Barr, MD joined the BSP students on Thursday, September 13 from 4:30 – 5:30, fireside in the Hirst Library. Dr. Barr shared with students his experiences while attending Shattuck-St. Mary’s School, college, medical school and then his residency. BSP students were given the opportunity to ask Dr. Barr questions about his “real life” experiences.
Dr. Brant Barr, MD