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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
Louwee Shibata wins Novice B Girls this weekend at Philippine Nationals! Congratulations Louwee!
Champion in Philippines
We would like to wish good luck to the former sabre players playing in the NCAA division 1 National Championship as their teams get ready to lift the trophy they have been working for since they started playing the game. Former players include; Gideon Asante (Old Dominion), Kyle Moraldo, Christian Hernandez (Niagara Univeristy), Jake Brown,
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Former Sabres playing Postseason ball
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
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.
All 3 teams were in competition this weekend and all 3 teams got a great result. The U18DA Maroon team won 4-1, the U18DA white team won 3-2, and the U16DA team won 3-0. The first game of the day featured the U18DA Maroon team. They faced off against Indiana United Fire. The boys started out
Great Weekend for the Boys Teams
After finishing the fall 2011 MRL season in second place, the U18 SSM girls set a goal to win the spring 2012 MRL season. As a team this meant to finish undefeated and untied. So over the course of four weekends playing 9 games the U18 girls accomplished their goal of finishing the MRL season 9-0-0 and Champions. The first weekend (March 24-25) was a long bus ride to Lexington, KY to play three games in less than 24 hours. Game 1 SSM 4:1 Lexington with 4 goals from Darian Powell. Game 2 SSM 4:0 Indiana Fever with goals from Darian Powell (2) and Karina Fredette (2). The shutout was earned by Skyllar Hughes. Game 3 SSM 2:0 Greater Toledo with goals from Darian Powell and Karina Fredette. Stos Behle and Skyllar Hughes shared the shutout. Game 4 was a rare single game weekend at home (March 31) with SSM defeating Pacesetters of Ohio 3:0. Goals were scored by Amanda Goulet, Karina Fredette and Kaelyn Korte. Stos Behle and Skyllar Hughes again shared the shutout. The second weekend of (April 13-14) was another rare weekend of home MRL games. Game 5 on Friday the 13 th SSM defeated Dakota Rev 4-1. After going down 0-1 in the 16 th minute of the game, the Sabres fought back scoring four unanswered goals – Powell on the stroke of half-time and Civanni Moss, Powell and Patterson finished in the second half. In game 6 SSM then defeated Eagan Wave 3:0 with three second half goals from Fredette, Patterson and Powell. The final weekend (April 21-22) of the season was a trip to Hebron, IN. On a cool breezy Saturday morning Game 7 was SSM 3:1 Ohio Elite. All goals were scored in the first half by Darian Powell, Kennedy Ulrich and Ashley Boitz. Game 8 which was the second game of the day SSM 6:0 Evansville SC saw another 4 goal performance this time from Kennedy Ulrich. Moss and Powell rounded out the scoring. Game 9 was a very early 7:30 am start on a cold and breezy morning. SSM’s opponent St. Francis Fusion (IN) came into the game fresh not having played the day before. St. Francis proved to be the strongest opponent during the spring campaign. SSM went up 1:0 in the 22 nd minute on a Justy Linton header from a Civanni Moss corner kick. The joy was short lived though as St. Francis equalized 3 minutes later from an indirect free kick from 12 yards out. Karina Fredette scored the winning goal from a solo run in the 68 th minute. For the last 20 minutes of the game SSM’s superior play and fitness proved too much as they created several additional chances to put the game out of reach. “It was great to finish the spring MRL season as undefeated champions” exclaimed Head Coach David Linenberger. “The girls really rose to the occasion in this last game and showed we are a class above the rest. Their attitude and play was outstanding this whole campaign!” “This is the momentum we need to carry us into our State Cup run” said an excited captain Dani Patterson. “We’re going all the way this year!”
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U18 Girls 2012 Spring MRL Champs