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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
- 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.
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
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
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
SSM Golfers made a charge on the final day of the Plantation’s Junior Golf Tour TPC Deere Run Tournament on Sunday. Led by Phillip Baumberger’s 73 which was good enough to move him into a tie for 4th place in the 15-17 age group. Nathan Zhao playing in the group directly behind Baumberger finished with a final round 74 to move him into a tie for 6th place. Both golfers were in a tie for 10th place after their first round 77′s and knew they had an opportunity to make a move with good rounds. The wind and colder temperatures on Sunday made the scoring conditions tougher but both played solid all day and avoided any major mistakes. Coach Higdon is extremely proud of both golfers on their consistent play all weekend in the great field of players from the Midwest. This is Baumberger’s low competitive round for the season and Zhao equalled is low round for the year. Coach Higdon had the following to say, “It was a fun day to sit on the side and watch the great play between both of our golfers. I am happy for Phillip and he should be proud of his weekend. He has worked extremely hard all year and has incorporated a lot of changes in his swing. After spring break everything seems to be clicking for him and he is striking the ball the best I have seen. His 73 was a great round today and both golfers can carry a lot of momentum into our final tournament of the season in two weeks at Whistling Straits.”
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SSM Make Move Final Day at TPC Deere Run