Brese, Riverside claim Durham County Invitational golf title
’Twas the day before the Masters, and Riverside’s Alex Brese and Durham Academy’s Dylan Lukes both shot 75 to lead the field at the Durham County High School Invitational at Treyburn Country Club.
Riverside was the top team at 313, followed by Durham Academy 317; Northern 335; N.C. School of Science and Mathematics 352 and Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill 350.
It was as if Wednesday’s warm weather was made for golf, although the course was challenging nonetheless.
“The greens were tough today,” Northern’s Michael Wicker said. “I couldn’t get the feel of the greens.”
“The mature guys are the ones figuring out how to work the ball around the course,” Northern coach Kevin Wicker said.
Brese was able to dial in his game.
“I was really hitting my tee shots well, and I was putting well,” Brese said of the fast, smooth greens.
Treyburn is one of those courses that will force even good golfers to walk away from a hole halfway giddy after a bogey, Riverside coach Ben Huffman said.
“(You) take your lumps,” Huffman said.
Treyburn is a tough course — tough but fair, Jordan coach Rob Patterson said.
Southern sophomore Glenn Canty was playing in his first golf tournament. He got into the game last summer, and this season at Southern is his first time playing organized golf.
“When I was hitting at the driving range over the summer, I was just feeling golf,” Canty said. “I was a basketball player before I went with golf. I just wasn’t feeling basketball anymore.”
Canty played nine holes at Treyburn and shot 49.
Treyburn head golf pro Tag Wylie said Canty’s score was good for someone relatively new to the sport.
Canty was among a handful who played nine holes. The idea with that was to make Treyburn’s challenging course a pleasurable exercise for those lacking experience, Wylie said.
“The course is difficult, and many of them haven’t walked 18 holes,” Wylie said.
Treyburn is a rather rolling, arduous piece of real estate, Wylie said.
“It’s the second toughest course in the state,” Southern coach Van Miles said. “It’s very undulated. You have probably the second-fastest greens in the state here.”
Miles said he noticed Canty sitting in the back of this classroom one day and told him he had the look of a golfer with his long body and narrow shoulders. That sort of frame allows Canty to get deeper with his backswing than more brawny guys, Miles said.
“So he naturally gets an extra bend, almost like a John Daly, (Rory) McIlroy and Tiger (Woods),” Miles said.
Riverside 313; Durham Academy 317; Northern 335; N.C. School of Science and Mathematics 352; Trinity 350.
NCSSM—Ryan Phillips 86, Noah Wilson 87, Tyler Bognet-Caron 87, Zane James 92, Mark Rickabaugh 100, Duncan Brown 106.
Hillside—Charlotte George 101, Chasten Harris 135, Stacey Grainger 136, Detain Bradshaw 71*.
Voyager—MacKenzie Barringer 79, Sam Paynter 98, Tyler Dragon 54*, Colin White 55*, Peyton Henderson 61*.
Northern—Luke Perry 80, Michael Wicker 82, Jacob Johnson 84, Tim Carlton 89, Caleb Rogers 92, Taylor Ellis 108.
Trinity—Luke Farley 82, Evan Norfleet 86, Campbell Rand 89, Jay Winters 93, Z. Dickson 94, Angus Isley 94.
Riverside—Alex Brese 75, Newt Barringer 77, Junior Schrickx 79, Joe Jongkind 82, Carson Hunt 84, Carl Garrett 86.
Durham Academy—Dylan Lukes 75, Peter Fox 78, Will Beischer 80, Quade Lukes 84, Braxton Lloyd 88, Andrew Hanna 91.
Jordan—Justin Avila 85, Tanner Lockhead 96, Daniel Delariarte 99, Henry Kistler 114, Michael Schreyack 116, Matt Loftin 118.
Southern—Glenn Canty 49*, James Taylor 58*, Jayr Lewis 70*, Drashaun Davis 72*.
* indicates played only nine 9-holes.