Former Knights competing with Pomeroys in USCAA National Golf Tourney

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods men's golf team competed at the USCAA National Championship Tourney this week. (From left) Sam Grimes, Colton Kuppler, Ben Myers, Nathan Higbie, Justin Wilson, Blake Bennett, Braxton McIntyre, Jaret Morlan and coach Abe Nasser.
Photo courtesy of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods athletics

Times Staff Report

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — After Monday’s opening round, the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College men’s golf continue to their success at the United State Collegiate Athletic Association National Golf Tournament. The Pomeroys are currently in second place after obliterating the Pomeroy school record with a score of 301.

“Today went as good as we could’ve expected. We set the school record by several shots,” exclaimed Head Coach Abe Nasser. “The team handled the pressure very well. We’re looking forward to the competition tomorrow. We’re going to battle and we’ll do all we can to win.”

The SMWC linksmen played their best round of the season to open the tournament. Colton Kuppler, Ben Myers, and Justin Wilson each finished the day with a score of 75. Nathan Higbie ended the round with a 76 and Braxton McIntyre rounded out the group with 79.

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College has three golfers competing as individuals. Jaret Morlan finished with a 75, Northview High School graduate Samuel Grimes shot an 83, and fellow former Knight Blake Bennett carded an 88.