MCS Continues it's amazing ride at State Tourneys 10-9-09

10/25/2008

MIDDLETOWN — Middletown Christian Schools will be well represented at this weekend's Division II and III state golf tournaments.

Senior Kristie Feltner became the first MCS athlete to qualify for an Ohio High School Athletic Association state event when she shot 80 at the Division II district meet Oct. 1 at Heatherwoode Golf Course in Springboro.

The next day, the boys team — Adam Taulbee, Brooks Curry, Jared Mason, Erik Gregory and Grant Nisbet — won the Division III district title at Weatherwax Golf Course to advance to state as well.

The two-day tournament for the boys will be played on the Player's Club course at Foxfire Golf Course in Columbus, while Feltner will join the other D-II girls at The Ohio State University Gray Course.

"It's been an amazing ride," MCS golf coach Gary Cobb said, "but it's still one step at a time. My job is to convince them they can win the next step and I think they are convinced."

The boys will tee off between 9 and 9:30 a.m. today, Oct. 10, while Feltner will begin her tournament at 9:48 a.m.

Here's a look at each one of the six MCS golfers competing:


Name: Kristie Feltner

Grade: 12

Scoring average: 39.6 (Women's tees)

Toughest course: Kittyhawk

Favorite pro golfer: Cristie Kerr

What does it mean to go to state? I didn't think I'd be the first Middletown Christian athlete to go to state, so it feels really great.


Name: Jared Mason

Grade: 12

Scoring average: 45.0

Toughest course: Walden Ponds

Favorite pro golfer: Tiger Woods

What does it mean to go to state? It means a lot because we never thought we'd be going to state. It's very exciting.


Name: Erik Gregory

Grade: 9

Scoring average: 44.0

Toughest course: Walden Ponds

Favorite pro golfer: Tiger Woods

What does it mean to go to state? It's an amazing feeling, especially being a freshman. I never dreamed of it.


Name: Adam Taulbee

Grade: 12

Scoring average: 39.3

Toughest course: Sebastian Hills

Favorite pro golfer: Camillo Villegos

What does it mean to go to state? It means a lot because we've worked so hard, and now all that work is paying off.


Name: Grant Nisbet

Grade: 9

Scoring average: 45.0

Toughest course: Kittyhawk

Favorite pro golfer: Tiger Woods

What does it mean to go to state? It's pretty special as a freshman.


Name: Brooks Curry

Grade: 9

Scoring average: 37.5

Toughest course: Walden Ponds

Favorite pro golfer: Ernie Els

What does it mean to go to state? We've worked really hard, and it feels good, especially as a freshman.