Nathan Zhao (2015) kept his consistent play in tact this past weekend at the Golf Center of Excellence traveled to sunny Florida to compete in the FCWT Mission Hills event just outside of Orlando, FL in Howey-in-the-Hills. After an opening round of 74 (+2) Zhao found himself in a tie for 2nd place, 4 shots behind the leader. During his first round, Nathan was up and down during his first nine holes with a 39 on the par 35. Zhao then hit the accelerator with 3 birdies on the back side and a 35 (-2) on the par 37 giving a total of 74. The final round had Zhao paired with the leader who attends a golf academy at Mission Hills which is his home course and facility. The plan on day 2 was for Zhao to play aggressive from the start to try and apply pressure with the conditions turning very windy. Nathan did just that coming out with a birdie on the first hole. Then his competitor birdied the 2nd hole to withstand the charge Zhao was applying. Nathan finished the front nine with 3 bogeys and a double, but then regained his composure to finish the back nine strong with a 36 (+1) and take sole position of 2nd place. Coach Higdon is very proud of Nathan and the rest of the team for their showing in Florida. Nathan showed great composure and his overall talent level by competing head to head with all of the kids whose home facility is Mission Inn. Those kids are out there practicing every day and know the ins and outs of the course. Our players showed their talent level and work ethic by competing with these kids stroke for stroke. Nathan finishing as runner-up along with Camden Nierman (2012) an Sam Eisenhuth (2014) finished in a tie for 7th which shows SSM and its players are contenders in any tournament we play. I am really proud of all of our players and their performance. We do have some practice and work to accomplish in the next 2 weeks before we head back down to Florida on February 21st.”
Sam Eisenhuth (2014) and Camden Nierman (2012) finished in a tie for 7th in the 55 player field. Both recorded rounds of 77 in the opening round without a birdie and had themselves in the hunt. Both shot the same round on the second day with 78′s and ended up only being 4 shots out of 2nd place. This was Nierman’s 3rd top 10 finish of this season and this marks the 2nd top 10 for Eisenhuth. With the 2nd place finish, Zhao moves into 5th place overall in the season points standings. Jake Curwin who shot rounds of 80,83 and finished in 24th sits in 8th place overall for the season while Eisenhuth is in 12th and Nierman makes a big jump into 17th.
Shane Hoben (2016) shot rounds of 82,85 for 7th place in the boys 13-15 age group. Hoben had 2 birdies during his opening round but was not able to muster up any during the final round. According to Coach Higdon this was Shane’s best performance of the year. “Score and finish wise, this may not have been Shane’s best performance of the season on paper, but I can tell you as far as striking the ball and his overall swing, this is by far his best performance of the season. I am proud of Shane as he set out to accomplish one goal of swinging with good tempo the entire tournament and he was able to do that. There is no doubt in my mind things are going to continue to get better this spring with Shane.”
Sydney Brickey and Sophia Hill competed for SSM in the girls division and finished in 15th and 18th place respectively. They both had opening rounds of 84 and were paired together during the final round in which Brickey shot 86 and Hill shot 89. Sometimes it can be more difficult when you are paired with a teammate or good friend during a competitive round as it adds many elements to the mix that is not common during tournament play. Hill who is going through a drastic transition with her swing did a great job of staying positive and accomplishing the goals she was looking for with her swing. Great things are on the horizon for this young lady.
The golfers have a short break before heading back down to Florida for a FCWT event on February 23rd and 24th at Plantation Inn which is in Crystal River, Florida just north of Tampa.
Zhao Runner-up at Mission Inn
Sam Eisenhuth(2014) fired and opening round 69(-1) to sit on top of the leader board at the FCWT Mission Hills event at the Pete Dye Course in Rancho Mirage, California. Eisenhuth didn’t waste any time as he birdied holes 1 and 3 to get to -2 quickly before making bogeys on holes 7 and 8 to make the turn at even par. He played solid the entire back nine and added a birdie on the par 3 16th hole to finish at -1. He is currently tied for 1st place with Matt Walling. Nathan Zhao(2015) is close behind Eisenhuth after shooting a 72(+2) for a 5th place tie and 3 shots behind the leaders. Jake Curwin(2013) who is the current FCWT point leader is only 4 shots back of the leaders with an opening round 73(+3). Camden Nierman(2012) looks to make a big jump on day two after an opening round 78.
Shane Hoben(2016) played solid during the opening round and shot a 78 to put him in a 7th place tie in the boys 13-15 age group. Sydney Brickey(2013) shot an opening round 78 and sits in 5th place in the girls division while Sophia Hill(2015) shot an opening round 86 and is in 9th place.
The SSM golfers will play round 2 on Sunday which starts at 7:30am pacific time. Eisenhuth will be in the final pairing and is scheduled to tee off at 9:27 pacific time.
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Eisenhuth Leading in California
Louwee Shibata wins Novice B Girls this weekend at Philippine Nationals! Congratulations Louwee!
Champion in Philippines
Greater Chicagoland Invitational Sept. 7-9, 2012 Northbrook, IL Skater Event Placement Event Placement Event Placement Bailey Ciaramella Senior Ladies Short 8th Senior Ladies FS 4th 6th Daryn Finkelstein Novice Ladies Short 13th Novice Ladies FS 14th 13th Gina Gilderman Senior Ladies Short 9th Senior Ladies FS 7th 7th Maggie Hausmann Senior Ladies Short 3rd Senior Ladies FS 2nd 3rd Jacob Kahn Open Juvenile FS 1st Juvenile Spins 7th Richard Kahn Novice Men Short 4th Novice Men FS 3rd 4th Claire Katchur Novice Test Track FS 2nd Intermediate Spins 7th “Shelly” Michelle Lee Junior Ladies Short 11th Junior Ladies FS WD Lauren McCabe Novice Ladies Short 10th Novice Ladies FS 13th 12th “Katie” Catherine Miller Pre-Juvenile Jumps 4th Preliminary FS 4th Lexi Wiesner Novice Ladies Short 15th Novice Ladies FS 13th 14th 2012 US International Figure Skating Classic, ISU Sept. 12-16, 2012 Salt Lake City, UT Skater Event Placement Event Placement Event Placement Sumika Yamada Senior Ladies Short 18th Senior Ladies FS 17th Overall 18th 2012 Upper Great Lakes Regionals Oct. 12-16, 2012 DePere, WI Skater Event Placement Event Placement Event Placement Bailey Ciaramella Senior Ladies Short 16th Senior Ladies FS 13th 15th Daryn Finkelstein Novice Ladies FS 12th Maggie Hausmann Senior Ladies Short 6th Senior Ladies FS 5th 6th Camryn Hellwarth Novice Ladies FS 12th Richard Kahn Novice Men Short 6th Novice Men FS 7th 7th Shelly Lee Junior Ladies Short 13th Junior Ladies FS 12th 11th Lindy Martinson Intermediate Ladies FS 10th Lauren McCabe Novice Ladies FS 11th Lexi Wiesner Novice Ladies FS 12th 2012 Upper Great Lakes Regional NonQualifying Oct. 12-16, 2012 DePere, WI Skater Event Placement Event Placement Event Placement Jacob Kahn Open Juvenile FS 2nd Claire Katchur Novice Test Track FS 5th “Katie” Catherine Miller Preliminary FS 11th
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Competition Results 2012
Nathan Zhao (2015) lit up the University of Kentucky Wildcat Course this weekend to run away from the field and win the event by 8 shots in the boys 14-19 age group. Zhao shot the only sub-par round of the tournament on Sunday out of the 108 player field with a 70 (-1). zhao led wire to wire as he shot an opening round 75 on Saturday to take a one shot lead into the final round. Nathan never let off of the gas on Sunday as he shot a 34 on his final 9 holes. Jake Curwin (2013) played solid all weekend as well with rounds of 76-77 to take home the runner-up position. Sam Eisenhuth (2014) had the second lowest SSM round of the day with a 76 to make a huge jump in the standings and crack the top 10. Camden Nierman(2012) shot a final round 81 and Shane Hoben (2016) a 91.
Sophia Hill(2015) was the top finishing girl with rounds of 80-83 to end up in 9th place, while Sydney Brickey (2013) shot a final round 80 to jump up a couple of spots to get a top 10. Nicole Pelling shot her lowest competitive round of the season with a 92.
The wind was a factor all weekend and the Saber golfers proved they were tough enough physically and mentally to face the challenge. The golfers take the upcoming week off to focus on their studies during finals and will take to the links again the 1st of December when they head to California.
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Zhao Torches Kentucky
- Jake Curwin hits his tee shot opens tournament with a 76 for 2nd place.
Nathan Zhao (2015) sits at top of the Boys 14-19 age group in the Plantations Junior Tour Champ Spikes Wildcat Cup at the University of Kentucky after firing an opening round 75. Zhao had one birdie along with four bogeys to finish at +3 in the windy conditions on Saturday. Jake Curwin (2013) is right on Zhao’s back only one shot back with an opening round 76 (+4). Curwin’s round was a little more up and down considering he had four birdies that help cancel out his triple and double bogey during the round. Zhao and Curwin will play together in the final pairing at 10:16 EST on Sunday. Camden Nierman (2012) shot an opening round 82 (+10) and is currently in 24th place while Sam Eisenhuth (2014) is in 29th place with an 83. Shane Hoben competing in the same age group is in 44th place with an opening round 87 which was highlighted with a chip in on #13.
Sophia Hill played strong today with an opening round 80 and is currently in 7th place in the 31 player girls field. She is only 3 shots back of third place and looking to make up some ground on Sunday. Sidney Brickey opened with an 85 and currently sits in 12th place while Nicole Pelling shot an opening round 102.
SSM play starts on Sunday with Shane Hoben teeing off at 8:16am. The SSM golfers will need to stay patient and strong as the winds are supposed to get stronger and make the course even more challenging.
November 7, 2012
Shattuck-St. Mary’s FSC Test Session 39 tests were taken and 38 tests passed including 2 Gold Medal Field Moves Tests!
Dian Anzarut ’14 3 PrePreliminary Field Moves & Free Skate Preliminary Field Moves
Sophia Cavazos ’17 3 PrePreliminary Field Moves & Free Skate Preliminary Field Moves
Dillon Erhardt ’17 6 PrePreliminary Field Moves & Free Skate Preliminary Field Moves & Free Skate PreJuvenile Field Moves & Free Skate
Maggie Hausmann ’13 1 Senior Supplemental Field Moves (making her a Triple Gold Medalist)
Cristy Jaime ’15 3 PrePreliminary Field Moves & Free Skate Preliminary Field Moves
Jacob Kahn ’15 1 Intermediate Field Moves
Claire Katchur ’14 1 Junior Field Moves
Saori Kimura ’17 3 PrePreliminary Field Moves & Free Skate Preliminary Field Moves
Rex Lai ’14 2 PrePreliminary Field Moves & Free Skate
Claudia Leon de la Vega ’17 3 PrePreliminary Field Moves & Free Skate Preliminary Field Moves
Sophie Liesenfeld ’15 1 PreJuvenile Free Skate
Lindy Martinson ’15 1 Novice Field Moves
Regina Najera ’19 3 PrePreliminary Field Moves & Free Skate Preliminary Field Moves
Rebeca Ramirez ’14 3 PrePreliminary Field Moves & Free Skate Preliminary Field Moves
Kasie Sundhagul ’15 1 Intermediate Field Moves
Lexi Wiesner ’14 1 Senior Supplemental Field Moves (making her a Double Gold Medalist)
Gwyn Wilkens ’17 2 PreJuvenile Field Moves Preliminary Free Skate
A special thanks to Terry Hausmann and Lisa Miller for preparing and conducting the test session, SSM kitchen for the food, and Melissa Boik for webcasting the tests.
Congratulations & Thanks to everyone!
Test Session 11/7/12
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