Washington's de Perrot fires career-low score at home tourney
Washington’s Dillon de Perrot fired a career-best 70 to take the individual title at Saturday’s home tournament at the Washington Golf and Country Club.
The senior shot a 2-over-par 37 for the first nine holes at Saturday’s Washington Invite, and then fired a 2-under-par 33 to finish at even par on the day.
“Dillon had a fantastic round,” Washington head coach Mark Berhow said. “He had a fantastic back nine. He had two birdies and he lipped out a birdie putt on his last hole for a chance to shoot 69. He was a little disappointed in that.”
He had to be even more disappointed when he found out that his team lost to Burlington-Notre Dame by a single stroke. It ended a streak of five straight team titles for the Demons at their home tournament.
“It was disappointing because we’ve talked about that every stroke counts,” Berhow said. “Each one of them could point back to a time in their round where they could have made up a stroke. It was a hard lesson to learn, but I’d rather have them learn it at this point in the season than at the end.”
Washington finished with a team score of 328, finishing ahead of both Mt. Pleasant (335) and Columbus (342), teams that had beaten the Demons earlier in the season.
Junior Ryan Waite added an 83 for the Demons, and sophomore Blake Weidman carded an 87. Senior Connor Davey had an 88 to round out the scoring. Freshman Derek Anding shot a 93, and senior Tyler Hazelett had a 107.
The Demons shot a 166 for the tournament’s first nine holes, and then carded a 161 during the final nine holes.
“That was encouraging,” Berhow said. “This was our first 18-hole meet of the year, so we had talked about persevering. Those two rounds are more where we need to be as a team. We’re going to build on that. Our goal is to keep improving all the time.”