Erick Starkey/News Mount Vernon’s Jordan Hoag sends his putt toward the cup on the 10th green Saturday at Hiawatha Golf Course during the 46th-annual Kent Miller Colonial Fall Invitational. Hoag shot a 72 on the day to pace the Jackets.

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Mount Vernon’s Jordan Hoag sends his putt toward the cup on the 10th green Saturday at Hiawatha Golf Course during the 46th-annual Kent Miller Colonial Fall Invitational. Hoag shot a 72 on the day to pace the Jackets. Request this photo

MOUNT VERNON — Led by Jordan Hoag’s even-par 72, paired with two other scores below 80, the Mount Vernon Jackets took 12th at the Kent Miller Colonial Fall Invitational at the Hiawatha Golf Course on Saturday.

“I am extremely proud of our program today,” coach Anthony Savage said. “Our score of 319 is the lowest total we’ve had in two years. Our five players that played today have heard the same message over and over throughout the past year and a half and they are buying in and getting better. That is a credit to them and who they are as individuals.”

Hoag’s 72 put him just behind the leaders, with the lowest score on the day coming in at a 70, a mark six golfers reached, with another two competitors turning in a 71.

“Individually, Jordan Hoag shot his career-low round of 72,” Savage said. “He has been trending in the right direction and I am proud of his growth. He’s learning and slowly putting things we’ve worked on and talked about into action.”

Not far behind Hoag, Mount Vernon’s Maggie Williams carded a 78. Matt Sabula went to the clubhouse with a 79 on the day.

“Maggie continues to be super steady. She competes day in and day out and you never have to question her preparation or focus,” Savage said. “I can’t say enough about Matt Sabula and the progress he has made. A little over a year ago in our qualifiers, he shot 97, 99 and 100. For him to shoot 79 from the blue tees out here in a competitive environment is tremendous.”

 

Erick Starkey: 740-397-5333 or erick@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @MVNStarkey

 

 

 

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