Archived Story

CACC golf wins Meridian tournament

Published 9:53am Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The latest golf tournament in Meridian, Mississippi resulted in another win for the Trojan golfers of Central Alabama Community College.
Briarwood Country Club was in the best shape in years.  The greens were full but a little inconsistent in speed which threw much of the field off their games.  However, the Trojans stayed focused and came out on top.
Andrew Klasing, a freshman from Charlotte, NC was the low man for CACC, shooting a total score of 216, even par.
Tim Walker, a freshman from Australia finished in fourth with a 219, two over total which included a hole-in-one on the par 3 fifth hole.
Sophomore John Michael O’Toole finished one shot out of the top-5 in solo sixth.
O’Toole’s short game was his saving grace.
Baxter Reeves, who won his first tournament in his last outing, struggled in the first round but grinded through the tournament and finished in a tie for seventh place.
Freshman Alex Brownell was baptized into college golf this week and was a little shell shocked on day one, where he began with a higher than anticipated first round score and then had a scorecard error on his second round which resulted in a disqualification.
However, Brownell pull himself together and finished the tournament with a fine round of 74 which assisted CACC to hold off second place team Wallace State C.C. by 14 shots.
The tournament in Meridian displayed some of the strengths for CACC, but also revealed some weaknesses.
In the next tournament, the teams will be doing something never done before, as they will play Willow Point from the white tees.
The golfers will not be using their woods (driver or fairway woods).  Any tee shot that does not finish in the fairway, a penalty of one stroke will be added to their score.
On their first putt on each, should they not hole it – the player will be required to draw back their ball one-putter-length further from the hole and then proceed to finish the hole.
CACC continues to become more accurate with long irons and a bit stronger on 4-8 foot putts, as they hope that this form of qualifier may help us in accomplishing these things.
With top-5 finishers in Meridian’s tournament, Andrew Klasing and Tim Walker will be exempt for our next tournament in Albany, Georgia but will join the remainder of the team as they qualify to decide on position within the traveling five in what position they will play.
The 2012-2013 Trojan Golf Team has gotten off to a splendid start with back-to-back wins.