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McDonough graduate Bowie leads Hawks on highly competitive national stage
By: Dallas Cogle
It did not take long for the College of Southern Maryland golf team to realize that last week’s national tournament was everything it was hyped up to be and then some.
Sophomore George Bowie, a McDonough High School graduate, the Hawks’ top golfer at the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II tournament, played with a Mesa Community College (Ariz.) talent during the Sunday and Monday 18-hole practice rounds at the Swan Lake Resort Black Course in Plymouth, Ind.
“His swing was really good. He scored in the 70s every day,” Bowie said.
There was another standout in the national field that carded a 63 during the practice rounds, according to Bowie, while playing in a practice round with Hagerstown’s Ryan Crabtree, a member of the Maryland Junior College Conference like CSM.
During the four competitive rounds of the tournament that began last Tuesday and lasted through Friday, only twice did a CSM player manager to register a score in the 70s.
Bowie had a 7-over-par 79 in the second round, while freshman teammate Cody Jameson (Leonardtown) fired a CSM round-best 77 on the final day.
By contrast, all but one round saw scores in the... click here for more.
Players appreciating history of course
By: Tammy Showalter
The College of Southern Maryland golf team may have had the wintry mix to deal with this year in preparation for their 2014 season, but they aren’t letting it damper their spring break trip this week to Pinehurst, N.C.
Monday saw the Hawks dealing with chilly 34-degree windy weather, but they are getting a chance to play on the eight-course facility at Pinehurst Golf Resort, which has hosted the U.S. Open three times and will for a fourth time later this year.
CSM took on Lackawanna College (Pa.) in its first match of the season on Tuesday. Lackawanna finished 15th in the country a year ago in the NJCAA Division II rankings and have its top four players returning.
“They are so excited to play in this 34-degree weather with 20-degree wind chill, drizzly weather that they must have been locked in a cabin for a long time,” said CSM head coach Ned Spearbeck, who is also the head golf coach at McDonough High School in Charles County. “We start off with the very powerful Lackawanna College, a team we usually see at nationals. We’ve developed a little rivalry with them that’s been healthy for us. We try to bring our teams down here for spring break.”
The team is hoping to qualify as a team to the... click here for more