Surry golf dominates opening tournament
Surry Community College’s golf team opened the fall season in dominating fashion, taking four of the top five spots at the The Eagles Cup in Raleigh.
Dylon Wooten, a freshman from Alleghany High School, finished as medalist with a first-place score of 151 over 18 holes during the two-day tournament at Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Raleigh. Surry teammate Christopher Dorsett (Mount Airy High School) tied for second place with a two-day score of 154, while SCC’s Brock Jessup (East Surry) and Dylan Ray (Forbush) tied for third with rounds of 155 – giving the Knights four of the top five golfers in The Eagles Cup.
Led by those top performances, Surry finished with a two-day score of 615 to easily best runner-up Wake Tech by 23 strokes. Johnston Community College placed third, 40 strokes behind the Knights, while Patrick Henry Community College was fourth.
“Dylon finished as medalist in his first college match and our first match of the season. He played really well,” said Surry associate head coach Justin Young, who is filling in while head coach Tom Pendergraft deals with health issues. “We played fairly consistent. I was proud of them for the first match of the year. The kids hadn’t really experienced college level golf and I am sure nerves played a little part as far as their scores, but I was happy with how we played as a team.”
Hunter Maines, also a freshman from Alleghany High School, carded a two-day score of 167. The Knights will be back in action in October and will host the fall regional tournament November 4-5 at Cross Creek Country Club in Mount Airy. Young thinks Surry can have a lot of success this season with a few minor adjustments.
“There were a few holes where guys made minor mistakes that affected two or three scores,” Young said. “I think if we could get it down to 600 we will win a bunch of tournaments this year.”
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