Knights finish third in golf tournament

Led by top-five finishes from Dylan Ray and Dylon Wooten, Surry Community College finished third out of 15 golf teams in the Glenn Heath Memorial Tournament in Williamsburg, Va.

As a team, the Knights shot a 316 on Monday and a 319 on Tuesday to finish third at the Williamsburg Club, knocking off a long list of NCAA Division III schools. The only teams to top SCC were NCAA Division III colleges Virginia Wesleyan (616) and Randolph-Macon (626). Surry defeated the likes of NCAA Division III schools Lynchburg College, Shenandoah University, Bridgewater College, Roanoke College, Emory & Henry College and Eastern Mennonite.

“We wanted to finish first, but third isn’t considerably bad considering who we were playing,” Surry golf coach Justin Young said. “It is a good stepping stone for us to regional play and we are looking forward to it.”

Ray and Wooten both finished with two-day scores of 153, good enough to tie for fourth place overall out of 88 golfers. Ray, a sophomore from Forbush High School, fired a 74 on Monday and a 79 Tuesday. Wooten, a freshman from Alleghany High School, shot a 73 in the first round and an 80 on the final day. Mount Airy sophomore Chris Dorsett tied for 20th overall, recording scores of 85 in the first round and 76 on Tuesday. East Surry sophomore Brock Jessup recorded rounds of 87 and 82 for a 169, tied for 51st overall. Hunter Maines finished with a two-day total of 172 to tie for 61st overall.

“We haven’t been able to catch a good tournament in the weather yet. The first day it was raining and cold. The second day it didn’t reach 60 until we were done,” Young said. “But that was by far the nicest course we have played this year and the fastest greens we have played for sure. It was a true course where you had to hit a lot of drivers and play smart golf due to the greens being so difficult to putt. It was good for us to play in that because now we have two weeks before we go to districts and know what we have to work on.”

Surry will participate in the Region X Men’s Championship from April 23-24 in Helen, Ga.

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