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CCS Holds Their Own at Cougar Invitational

TaylorThe Community Colleges of Spokane started the season by playing in the 12-team Washington State University Cougar Invitational at the 7400 yard, par 72 Palouse Ridge Golf Course in Pullman, WA.  The team was invited to play in the event, due in large part to the successful season that the 6 returning players had last year as freshman.  “We were invited to compete in the event to see how a 2-year school would compete in a NCAA Division I golf tournament.  The field was highly competitive and the fact that we played 36 holes the first day and 18 the next day on a very long, very hilly golf course, was a challenge for our guys.  The division I coaches wanted to see how we could handle all of the circumstances and I think we did very well,” said Coach Scott Kramer.

Corey Meyers, playing as an individual was the top finisher for Spokane.  His rounds of 75-74-72 earned him a spot in the top 15, beating around 50 division I golfers.  Taylor Porter led the team scoring with rounds of 72-76-75 and finished in a tie for 21.  Sam Krause was a top 50 finisher in the 78 person field with rounds of 77-80-74. 

As a team Spokane played very well during the first 18 holes with a team score of 301.  The teams took a quick 20 minute lunch break and headed out for the second 18 holes and battled tired legs and extremely windy conditions to shoot a 313 and drop out of contention for a top 5 finish.  The final 18 was played on day 2 and Spokane shot the 7th best team score of the day and secured a 10th place overall finish with a total of 915.

“This was a tremendous experience for our guys and I think we represented CCS and the NWAACC very well in a big-time NCAA Division I golf tournament.  The experience should go a long way as our season progresses,” commented Coach Kramer.