Surry’s Wooten, Huffman win medalist honors

Surry Community College’s golf team finished second Saturday in the FTCC Trojans Invitational in Fayetteville. Pictured from left: Surry Associate head coach Justin Young, Chris Dorsett, Brock Jessup, Alexis Huffman, Dylon Wooten, Hunter Maines, Dylan Ray.

Dylon Wooten and Alexis Huffman were the top individual golfers Saturday as the Surry Knights finished second out of five teams in the FTCC Trojans Invitational in Fayetteville.

Wooten, a freshman from Alleghany High School, and Huffman, a sophomore from Forbush, took male and female medalist honors at the event, held at Baywood Golf Course. Wooten shot a 148 over two rounds, while Huffman shot a 176 to finish as the top female golfer.

As a team, Surry Community College finished second with a score of 630, nine strokes back of Sandhills Community College’s winning score of 621. Fayetteville Tech finished third with a score of 680, while Central Carolina CC and Patrick Henry CC were a distant fourth and fifth.

“Dylon was four-over-par for the tournament, which is really good, and Alexis beat six or seven of the guys,” Surry Associate head coach Justin Young said. “My work schedule has been crazy, so we hadn’t been able to get there for a practice round. For us to lose by nine shots is pretty good considering the kids had never seen the course or played it before.”

Mount Airy sophomore Chris Dorsett shot a 159 for the Knights and Forbush sophomore Dylan Ray carded a 161 for Surry. Hunter Maines, a freshman from Alleghany, was right behind with a round of 162, while Brock Jessup, a sophomore from East Surry, finished with a 170.  

It was the Knights’ second tournament of the fall season. SCC opened the season in September by dominating at Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Raleigh with four of the top five individual golfers.

“I am tickled with it. We want to win every time. The team I have this year is capable of winning every time we are on the course. We will just practice a little harder. It is a learning process and every time out is a chance to see what we can work on and improve on,” Young said.

Surry will host the Region X Fall Championship Nov. 4-5 at Cross Creek Country Club in Mount Airy to conclude the fall season. Eight schools have already committed to play in the tournament.


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