◊ Edge Mountaineers
Six Edge student-athletes in Grades 9-12 from the Golf program travelled to Washington state to compete in the Northwest Junior Golf tour on Oct. 13-16. Bothers Geoff and Jonathan Fry finished 9th and 22nd overall respectively, Luc Boutin had a 25th place showing and Daniel Ahn, Mike Martin and Andrew Brown all tied for 37th in a deep field of 52 players. Jonathan Fry finished 5th in the Grade 9/10 category.
Edge Golf program director Randy Robb and Brad Watson, DPC director of operations travelled to Washington state Oct. 13-16 with six student-athletes from the Edge golf program to participate in the Semiahmoo Junior. Open. The event was part of the fall tour schedule of the Northwest Junior Golf tour and was held at the Semiahmoo GC and the Loomis Trail GC, both rated in the top 10 in the state. The participating students played practice rounds on Thursday and Friday and set up game plans for the weekend tournament. Both golf courses were in great shape even though the area had plenty of precipitation over preceding few weeks. The weather for the tournament was fantastic for mid-October with temperatures in the 50’s.
The six students from the Edge all played in the High School event. Geoff Fry, Grade 11, fired rounds of 78 and 75 to finish 9th out of 52 players. His ability to get the ball up and down from around the green was definitely a strong part of his game as he converted 67% of these opportunities over the two rounds. Jonathan Fry, Grade 10, finished 22nd overall and 5th place in the Grade 9/10 category with rounds of 78 and 82. He was solid on the greens finishing up with only 60 putts over the 36 holes. Luc Boutin, Grade 12, finished 25th with rounds of 83 and 81. Luc wasn’t as steady as he usually is with his approaches only hitting 14 greens in regulation over the two rounds. He typically hits two thirds of the greens in regulation which would be 24 over a two round tournament.
Edge golfers Daniel Ahn, Mike Martin and Andrew Brown all tied for 37th with a 2-round total of 174. Daniel, a Grade 11 student followed up his opening round of 90 with an 84. His ball striking was solid, but will be working on his wedges around the greens to improve on his 15% scrambling percentage. Mike, Grade 9, fired 87 both days. His short game was solid for the event but he was only able to hit 8 greens in regulation over the event. Andrew, Grade 10, also had a tough time hitting the greens. He shot 85 day one followed by an 89. Overall the students played well and had a great weekend. We hope to get back down to the area in the spring for another event.
The next event for the students will be the FCWT tour event at the ASU Golf Course in Tempe, Arizona, November 5 and 6. Following that will be the FCWT event in San Jose at the Coyote Creek GC, site of last year’s Grade 12 student Austin Cruickshank’s playoff victory.
The team warms up at 6am in the dark...
Geoff and Jonathan warming up their swing
The Edge team for this event