No. 1 CACC golf vaults into national spotlightPublished 9:48am Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Central Alabama Community College Trojan Golf Team competed in the 54-hole Darton College Fall Invitational at River Pointe Golf Club and won the tournament once again two weekends ago.
The first round finished with Brevard C.C. staying level with the Trojans at -1 under par – 287. CACC’s Tim Walker led the way with a 69 followed by John Michael O’Toole at 71, Andrew Klasing 73 and Baxter Reeves and Alex Mahlik shooting 74’s.
In the second round, CACC broke away from the pack when sophomore Alex Mahlik fired a 6-under par 66 (the lowest score of the tournament history by any player) and was supported by a solid showing of his teammates: Baxter Reeves, John Michael O’Toole, Tim Walker all shooting even par rounds of 72 and Andrew Klasing with a 77.
CACC gained a 14 shot lead over Brevard and a few more over host college Darton.
In the weekend’s final round, everyone found the course somewhat more difficult but the Trojans played respectably. Again, Mahlik led the team shooting even par 72, O’Toole and Klasing with 73’s, Walker missed a few putts coming in shooting 74 and Reeves fell back with a 79.
With the 4-over par round of 292 the Trojans won the event by 19 shots over Brevard.
“I am so delighted that Alex Mahlik hung in and played so well this week and earned his first college golf tournament victory,” CACC head coach Dave Jennings said.
With his 4-under par total of 212, Walker finished with his second top-5 in a row and O’Toole finished solo in fourth place.
Golfstat.com presently has Central Alabama Community College ranked No. 1 in the nation.
Oct. 22-23, CACC will attempt to stay undefeated at our District IV Preview Tournament. CACC will conclude the fall season with our Home Tournament at Willow Point Country Club November 12-13.