Incredible turnaround nets Scott CYO title
After 42 on the front, Gael senior catches fire for 32 on back nine
Peyton Scott picked the perfect time to fire his best round of golf in his career.
The St. Edmond senior shot a two-over-par 74 to claim meet-medalist honors at the CYO golf tournament at Lakeside on Wednesday.
“It means a lot to win this tournament,” Scott said. “Especially since it’s my senior year and I won’t ever be able to have the opportunity to do it again.”
Carroll Kuemper edged St. Edmond by one stroke to win the team title, shooting a 332 to the Gaels’ 333.
Scott struggled out of the gate on the par-36 front nine, accumulating a six-over par 42. He ended the front with three straight bogeys.
Once the Gael made the turn, Scott really started to feel it.
On the back, the senior started with three straight birdies. He had five in nine holes and only one bogey for a four-under par 32.
Scott bogeyed on 17 before finishing with a birdie on 18. He also birdied the par-three 14th.
Scott’s previous best on the back nine at Lakeside was a 37. His 18-hole career best had been an 85.
“Once I got to the back, something must have just clicked,” Scott said. “That’s when all of my putts started to fall and it just went well from there.
“I hit my driver really well all day long, but it was when I got to the back nine when I really started to hit my approach shots really well.”
Kuemper’s Mitchell Badding (77) was the runner up. Badding earned the silver medal honors after winning a tie-breaker with Bishop Garrigan’s Kyle Schaaf.
Earning counting scores for the Gaels were Drew Schaeffer (80), Caleb Schaeffer (88) and Riley Travis (91).
Finishing third was Remsen St. Mary’s (358), followed by LeMars Gehlen (371) and Bishop Garrigan (373).