CSM Golfers Compete For National Championship
The College of Southern Maryland Hawks golf team played in the NJCAA Division II Men's Golf National Championship from May 21-24 at Swan Lake Golf Resort in Plymouth, Indiana.
CSM as a team finished 21st out of 21 schools with a combined score of 1434 - 282 strokes over par - at the end of the four-day tournament.
Sophomore Tyler Potts tied for 59th out of more than 130 total golfers with a final score of 316, which was 28 strokes over par. He shot an 84 for Round 1, 78 for Round 2, 75 for Round 3, and 79 for Round 4. Throughout the tournament, Potts birdied 10 holes and made par on 30 holes.
Sophomore William Garrett posted a final score of 320, tied for 73rd, with rounds of 75, 85, 81, and 79. He birdied four holes but made par on 37 holes.
Sophomore Mark Burgess placed 128th with a score of 370, shooting rounds of 87, 90, 101, and 92. He birdied two holes and made par on 20 holes. Freshman Jordan Lofton finished 131st with a score of 428 after shooting rounds of 101, 107, 123, 97. Lofton made one birdie and seven pars.
CSM head coach David Russell said "The team battled a tough course and weather all week in Indiana. The team was led in scoring by two stalwarts of the program in Tyler Potts and William Garrett. Both will leave the program with an impressive resume and will be missed for their consistent play over the past two years."
Russell also noted that Garrett will be continuing his career at Towson University "and will look to make the same impact for the Tigers' program as he did here at CSM."