Wooten, Knights capture Eagles Cup championship

Surry Community College’s golf team won the Eagles Cup tournament championship Sunday in Garner. Team members are, from left: Andrew Johnson, head coach Justin Young, Hunter Maines, Evan Marion, Noah Hill and Dylon Wooten.

Led by Dylon Wooten’s masterpiece on the links, Surry Community College’s golf team captured the Eagles Cup tournament championship Sunday in Garner for the second year in a row.

Wooten, a sophomore from Alleghany High School, turned in a one-over par, two-day score of 143 to finish as medalist in the five-team tournament hosted by Wake Tech Community College at Eagle Ridge Golf Club. Wooten was so dominant the next closest golfer finished 17 strokes back.

“It was a hard course layout for some people, but Dylon obviously didn’t think it was hard,” Surry golf coach Justin Young said. “He made it look easy, but it wasn’t that easy.”

Surry’s Noah Hill, a freshman from Elkin, placed second overall with a score of 160. Andrew Johnson, a freshman from West Wilkes, carded a round of 164 for the Knights, while Evan Marion, a freshman from North Surry, shot a 173 as the Knights finished with a team score of 640. The team score was good enough to defeat Central Carolina Community College, Patrick Henry Community College, Wake Tech and Johnstone Community College.

The tournament caps off the fall season for SCC and Young believes big things may be in store for the Knights this spring.

“I like our chances this year for making regionals as a team. We are young but we definitely have better potential to make it to nationals as a team this year. No offense to my other guys, but I think we are a little stronger,” Young said. “I could be wrong, but I am thinking optimistic. We have the guys willing to put the time and work into it to get where they need to be. I always tell folks school comes first, but they are managing both pretty good. Last year our team GPA was better than 3.8 and that is pretty good.”


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