MCC Claims Runner up at Nationals, Garon Wins IndividualBy
The final round of the 2010 NJCAA Division I National Championship was rained out Friday in Hunstville and left Meridian Community College just nine shots back of a national title.
With the event being shortened to 54 holes the Eagles claimed the 2010 NJCAA National Championship runner-up after shooting 4-over, 869 (289-291-289).
MCC freshman, Brandt Garon, won the individual title and became the school’s first NJCAA individual national champion. The Baton Rouge native shot 5-under for the event (71-72-68) to win by two shots.
Garon was named a Golf Coaches Association of America First Team All American, a NJCAA First Team All American, he was named to the National Championship All Tournament Team as well as given the Arnold Palmer Award for being the NJCAA medalist.
Sophomore Garrett Westbrook finished at 2-over par (72-73-73) and was named NJCAA All American for the second time and was named to the National Championship All Tournament Team.
Joining Garon and Westbrook on the All Tournament Team was Eagle sophomore Cory Williamson, who shot 3-over par (71-71-77).
Nick Hawkes finished at 8-over par, shooting 77-75-72, while Clemens Dvorak finished with 10-over par, shooting 75-75-76.
“This was an incredible experience,” said MCC head golf coach Sean Covich.
“Wish we could have played today and seen if we could have won, but it was a great accomplishment for the team and for Brandt. We brought home a national champion to Meridian, that’s special.”
Twenty two teams from across the country competed in the event played at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail- Hampton Cove.