Rain can’t stop CACCPublished 9:28am Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The fourth installation of the Willow Point Country Club-Central Alabama Community College Collegiate Invitational got off to a wet start yesterday morning and afternoon at Willow Point.
The field, which includes Cape Fear, Brevard, Faulkner State, Wallace State, Darton College, CACC, Jacksonville State, Andrew College, Meridian, Abraham Baldwin and Mississippi Gulf Coast played through windy and wet conditions through the entire first round yesterday morning beginning at 8 a.m.
At the end of yesterday’s round the Trojans were tied for the team lead with Brevard at 15-over par.
CACC individual player, Alex Brownwell, who was not playing as a part of the team but solely individually, shot the best round of the tournament with a 1-under par and was the only player in the entire field under par for the afternoon.
CACC’s other top performers were Andrew Klasing, tied for third place at even par, and both Tim Walker and Tyler McLalland both tied at seventh place overall at 4-over par.
“We’re excited for another year out here at Willow Point and I think it’ll be a great finish tomorrow,” Central Alabama head golf coach Dave Jennings said.
“We love doing this tournament because it gets people to Alex City and lets players, coaches, and families come down and see what all we have to offer.
“This course is the best course that these players will play all year.”
The 2012 season has been one of strong success for the Trojans, who find themselves ranked No. 3 in the National Junior College Athletic Association Coaches Poll and No. 1 in the country according to Golfstat.com.
“We’re back where we should be, and that’s in the top-3 in the country every season,” Jennings added.
“Central Alabama Community College is supposed to be on top.
“When we go and recruit players we want the best and the best want to come here because they know their home course (Willow Point) is a great place to play.
“We owe it to Alex City to be one of the best programs in the country.”
Play continues through the day today at Willow Point, as the tournament which features some of the souths best junior college teams and is open to the general public and is free of charge.