Carroll County’s Trey Montgomery will be joining a talented group of freshmen joining the Surry Community College golf team this fall.
Montgomery, a 2018 graduate of CCHS, recently signed his letter of intent to golf for the Knights. He is part of a five-man freshman class SCC golf coach Justin Young is excited to welcome to Dobson, N.C. this fall.
A four-year varsity golfer for the Cavaliers, Montgomery earned all-district honors three consecutive seasons and also qualified for regional golf action each of his last three years at Carroll County.
‘I played with Trey about two months ago. I had him come down and play a round at Cross Creek (Country Club in Mount Airy, N.C.). He is a good golfer and very consistent,” Young said. “He has a good iron game. He has to eliminate a few bogeys here and there and needs to work a bit on his short game, but so does everybody. We will get him dialed in and I think he will be a fine golfer for us.”
Carroll County head golf coach Hagen Giles said Montgomery put in countless hours to improve his game and become a college-level golfer. He served as a great example for the rest of the Cavaliers’ golf team, Giles said.
“Trey is a fine young man and he works hard at being a good golfer. He was certainly a leader on the team. All the kids looked up to him,” Young said. “He certainly was the caliber of golfer that deserves a shot to play college golf.”
Montgomery joins an incoming class of freshmen at Surry that features local talent from across the area as well as two states. Among the freshmen Montgomery will team up with includes Evan Marion of North Surry High School. The Western Piedmont Athletic Conference Player of the Year and conference tournament champion, Marion finished his senior season with a nine-hole scoring average of 38.
Andrew Johnson from West Wilkes (39.6 scoring average) and Conner Rutherford from Alleghany (41 scoring average) will also be joining the Knights’ golf team. Zekiel Eaton from White Plains Christian School in Mount Airy helps round out the Knights’ incoming freshman class.
“We are going to be young but the kids will get plenty of playing time and hopefully get some good looks for Division II and Division III schools after they are done with Surry,” Young said. “Hopefully the kids are ready to practice and ready for the season because I think we should get a few wins this year.”
Surry returns a pair of sophomores Young expects big things out of in Hunter Maines and Dylon Wooten, both from Alleghany High School. Maines qualified for the NJCAA Division II National Golf Championships this spring by finishing as co-medalist in the NJCAA District J Championship held in Helen, Georgia. Young is looking for Maines and Wooten to lead the way for the incoming freshmen class.
“I will be expecting a lot from Dylon and Hunter this year,” Young said. “They are the returning guys and they are good players.”
The Knights will open fall practice on August 6. That day will also serve as an open tryout for anybody that wants to play on the golf team that has already applied to Surry Community College and has already taken 12 credit hours. The tryout will be at Cross Creek Country Club in Mount Airy at 4 p.m. on Aug. 6.
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