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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
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Golfers sit inside top 10 at TPC Deere Run
SSM Golfers finished strong on the final day of the Plantations Junior Tour event at TPC Sawgrass. The final round was played on the Stadium Course which plays host to the PGA Tour’s Players Championship. Nathan Zhao fired a final round 80 which allowed him to win the tournament by 2 shots in the Boys 14-19 age group. Nathan’s round started out rough with a front nine score of 43 and trailed David Baker of North Carolina by 3 shots going into the final 9 holes. Zhao buckled down and finished strong with a 1 over par 37 on the final nine holes to take the crown by 2 shots over Baker. This is Nathan’s first win in a national junior tour event. Phillip Baumberger finished just as strong as Zhao with a back nine score of 38 to follow up his 48 on the front nine and was able to edge out fellow SSM golfer, Jake Curwin, by one shot who took 4th place. Sydney Brickey was able to move up a few spots by shooting her best competitive round with a final score of 87.
For all of you wondering about the famous #17 island green at Sawgrass, SSM golfers tamed it pretty well. Each of the golfers hit the green on their first shot, which is a great accomplishment. #18 did jump up and get the best of Sydney and Jake but Phillip was able to birdie the 18th with 3 great shots. The golfers will have a break in competition until February 17th when they head west to California.
SSM COE Golfers Dominate at TPC Sawgrass
Golf COE participants are preparing to play in the FCWT tournament October 22 & 23 at the prestigious Dubsdread course at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Lemont, IL. The course has been host to 4 USGA Championships and a constant stop on the PGA Tour since 1991. Justin Rose won the BMW Championship that was completed a month ago with a score of 13 under par. First round tee times are scheduled to start at 7:30am on Saturday so stay tuned for updates from Coach Higdon. You can receive updates and comments from Coach Higdon by following him on Twitter @higgolf or following the Shattuck-St. Mary’s Golf Center of Excellence on Facebook. You can also track the player’s scores on the FCWT website at the http://fcwt.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/fcwt11/schedule/index.htm. This will prove to be a true test of golf for our players as the course and field of competitors guarantee to be a tough challenge.
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Golfers Prepare for Cog Hill