May 25, 2013

NCCS's Reid takes Section VII individual golf title



“I just came up a shot short. With the weather the way it was, I had to battle for every stroke. But I didn’t blow up, so that was a positive for me.”

Reid wasn’t able to match his 79 on the first day, but hung tough down the stretch.

“It was fairly cold and miserable out there,” Reid said. “I had a few more problems today, miss hitting a shot here and there.

“(Thursday), there wasn’t as much pressure on me. (Friday), there was a little more pressure because I was trying to hold a lead. Maybe the pressure got to me a little on the front. Dustin had a three-stroke lead on me going to the ninth hole.”

Fischer, a junior, still had plenty to be pleased about. His Red Storm team captured two championships and he was tied for runner-up among individuals.

“I couldn’t have asked for much more this season,” Fischer said. “It was a great season all around.

“Also, it’s not bad to have three Saranac Lake golfers make it to states.”

Reid was the only golfer in the field to break 80 on Thursday and Plattsburgh High’s Nick Dodd was the lone golfer to do so on Friday when he put together a sensational 40-37-77 for a two-day 89-77-166, which placed him fourth overall.

“My short game was the key (Friday),” Dodd said. “I was able to make a lot of mid-range putts. I started out the back nine by making a birdie putt on 10.

“I’d rather play in these conditions, with a little less rain, than play when it’s steamy hot. I was in the top 15 going into today and my goal was to get in the top nine, so I could go the states. I was hoping to at least shoot in the mid-80s to get there.”

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