By Susan Jenior
Liam Curtis, of Kent Roosevelt, fired an even-par 71 at Good Park Golf Course in Akron to earn medalist honors at the fourth and final Suburban American Conference Tournament on Thursday.
About his round, Curtis said, “I played good.”
He has only played Good Park a handful of times.
“I enjoy the course, but it is very tight,” the medalist explained.
“It was a pretty boring round,” said Curtis. “A few birdies and a lot of pars.”
Everyone would love to have the round that Curtis considered boring on the tree-lined fairways of Good Park.
“I chipped in on hole 10,” said Curtis, “and I birdied the par 3, sixth hole that is 205 yards. That was two birdies on two hard holes.”
Curtis is looking forward to the upcoming Division I tournaments. His first up is the Division I Sectional at Tannenhauf Golf Club in Alliance.
“I like Tannenhauf, it fits well with my game,” said Curtis.
Curtis was the medalist at three of the four Suburban American Conference tournaments and successfully defended his Player of the Year from last season.
“Obviously, I am proud and happy for him,” said the coach of the Rough Riders, Ben Curtis.
“It’s not easy defending Player of the Year and to play solid Monday is great to see. Liam had a really good season with shooting some really good scores,” concluded the coach.
Kent Roosevelt finished runner-up in the Suburban League Tournament behind Medina Highland.
“Even though we didn’t win, the team played well, and they are continuing to improve and work hard,” said coach Curtis. “As a coach, I want them to have fun and they seem to be doing that and have a great team chemistry.”
The team included senior Christian Mineo firing an 80, Rowan Baynes (88), Jack Flynn (90), Ryan Schromm (95) and Jack Pulhalla 89.
The Aurora Greenmen finished third, just behind the Rough Riders as Max Devins led the team to a 331 total with an 18-hole round of 77.