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9/13/2011- The Community Colleges of Spokane Men’s Golf Team Show That They Can Compete in a NCAA Division I Golf Tournament

The Community Colleges of Spokane Men’s Golf Team was invited to play in the Washington State University Cougar Invitational on September 12-13.  The 54-hole format over the two days is not something that the Sasquatch are used too.  “Our players played very well during the first and third rounds and gave a few shots back during the second 18-hole round during the first day of competition.  That is to be expected because Palouse Ridge’s 7308 yard, par 71 layout is a difficult walk.  Not only is the course long, but many of the holes feature rolling hills and a long distance from the green to the next tee,” stated Head Coach, Scott Kramer.

The tournament featured 10 NCAA Division I golf programs including champion San Jose State University, Utah Valley University, WSU, Boise State, University of Idaho, Loyola Marymount, Sacramento State, Seattle University, UC Riverside and CSU-Fullerton.  NAIA power, University of British Columbia, NCAA Division III, Whitworth and North Idaho College were also in the field.

Spokane had the fifth best team score at one over par, 289 during the first round and had the fifth best team score at three over par, 291 during the final round.  “The fact that our players competed the way they did is fantastic.  To have a community college program with 4 sophomores and 1 freshman competing with a bunch of Division I programs that have a lot of juniors and seniors is a true testament to the mental toughness and skill of our players.  I am extremely proud of how hard our team competed,” said Coach Kramer.

Sophomore Dylan Maine had an exceptional tournament finishing at even par with rounds of 71-73-69 to lead Spokane.  He finished in a tie for seventh place with a player from Idaho, four players from San Jose State and one player from Utah Valley as the only teams to have a player finish ahead of Dylan.  Sophomore Grahm Schmaltz also had an outstanding three rounds by finishing at two over par with rounds of 70-72-73.  He finished in a tie for 13th.  Coach Kramer stated, “Dylan and Grahm played some of the best golf of anyone in the field.  They showed that they can compete at a high level against great competition.  I am excited to see how the success of this tournament boosts their confidence as the year progresses.

Freshman Kurt Simmons finished in a tie for 56th with rounds of 76-75-76, while Andrew Roller finished in a tie for 59th with rounds of 72-80-77.  Brandon Koehler rounded out the Spokane line up and finished in a tie for 74th with rounds of 85-79-73.