2023-24 Men's Golf News

SMCC Men's Golf Wins Gila Monsters Spring Invitational; Dylan Kohner Claims Co-Medalist
SMCC Men's Golf Wins Gila Monsters Spring Invitational; Dylan Kohner Claims Co-Medalist

April 11, 2024

The South Mountain Community College men's golf team rallied to win at 2-under 574 the Gila Monsters Spring Invitational at the Mt. Graham Golf Club on April 8-9 in Safford, Ariz. SMCC trailed Eastern Arizona by six strokes after the first day, but the Cougars rallied to finish at even-par over their final 18 holes to edge the host Gila Monsters by two strokes. Individually, freshman Dylan Kohner earned Co-Individual Medalist honors with a score of 3-under 141. 

Dillon Dean Named March 2024 NJCAA Division II SwingU College Player of the Month
Dillon Dean Named March 2024 NJCAA Division II SwingU College Player of the Month

April 10, 2024

Freshman Dillon Dean of the South Mountain Community College men's golf team received March 2024 NJCAA Division II SwingU College Player of the Month, the Golf Coaches Association annonced on Wednesday, April 10. Dean won individual medalist honors at one event and tied with other competitors for co-individual medalist honors at a second all while helping lead the Cougars to a pair of team tournament victories. 

SMCC Men's Golf, Dillon Dean Claim Cougars Spring Invitational Titles
SMCC Men's Golf, Dillon Dean Claim Cougars Spring Invitational Titles

April 04, 2024

The South Mountain Community College men's golf team finished at 27-under 549 in the Cougars Spring Invitational, which was held April 2-3 at Aguila Golf Course in Laveen, Ariz. Trailing by three strokes after the first round of play, the Cougars finished at 23-under 265 in the second round to win the event by 18 strokes. Individually, freshman Dillon Dean won his third-straight event with a score of 12-under 132, which included a 10-under 62 in his second round. 

SMCC Men's Golf Rallies to Claim Gaucho Spring Shootout Invitational Title
SMCC Men's Golf Rallies to Claim Gaucho Spring Shootout Invitational Title

March 19, 2024

The South Mountain Community College men's golf team overcame a six-stroke deficit after the first round to win the Gaucho Spring Shootout Invitational at 10-under, 558 on Mar. 17-18 at Tres Rios Golf Course in Goodyear, Ariz. SMCC improved by four strokes over the second day to move past Eastern Arizona and claim the team title. Individually, sophomore Cole Finch and freshman Dillon Dean were among four competitors to tie for first at the event at 3-under, 139. 

Dillon Dean, SMCC Men's Golf Claim Mountain Lion Spring Invitational Titles
Dillon Dean, SMCC Men's Golf Claim Mountain Lion Spring Invitational Titles

March 18, 2024

The South Mountain Community College men's golf team kicked off its spring break by winning the Mountain Lion Spring Invitational hosted by Estrella Mountain CC at Sundance Golf Course in Buckeye, Ariz., on Mar. 8-9. The Cougars finished at 8-over, 584 to defeat second-place Eastern Arizona by 22 strokes. Individually, freshman Dillon Dean claimed individual medalist honors at 3-under 141 and was the only competitor to finish under par at the event.

Cougar Men's Golf Captures PVCC Invitational Title
Cougar Men's Golf Captures PVCC Invitational Title

February 27, 2024

The South Mountain Community College men's golf team won the Paradise Valley Puma Spring Invitational at -5 (555) on Feb. 25-26 at the Encanto Golf Course in Phoenix, Ariz. Individually, freshman Dylan Kohner led SMCC by tying for second at -2 (138) and sophomores Brady Clark and Cole Finch tied for fourth at -1 (139). 

Luke Greig, SMCC Men's Golf Claim Mesa Thunderbird Classic Titles
Luke Greig, SMCC Men's Golf Claim Mesa Thunderbird Classic Titles

February 15, 2024

Sophomore Luke Greig carded a 7-under 137, including a 5-under 67 in the second round, to claim the individual medalist honors at the season-opening Mesa Thunderbird Classic on Feb. 13-14 at Dobson Ranch Golf Course in Mesa, Ariz. As a team, SMCC captured the team title at 25-under 551 with scores of 11-under 277 and 14-under 274. 

Cougar Men's Golf Claims Thunderbird Invitational Title
Cougar Men's Golf Claims Thunderbird Invitational Title

November 09, 2023

The South Mountain Community College men's golf team won the Thunderbird Invitational at Dobson Ranch Golf Course in Mesa, Ariz., on Nov. 6-7. The Cougars finished at -22 (554) over the two rounds. Freshman Dillon Dean tied for individual medalist honors at -8 (136), and freshman Dylan Kohner was third at -7 (137). 

SMCC Men's Golf Competes at Herb Wimberly Invitational
SMCC Men's Golf Competes at Herb Wimberly Invitational

October 24, 2023

The South Mountain Community College men's golf team placed ninth at the Herb Wimberly Invitational on Oct. 15-17 at the University Golf Course in Las Cruces, N.M. Facing a host of NCAA Division I institutions, the Cougars finished at +30 (882) over the three rounds and tied for the second-best round as a team in the final round. Individually, sophomore Brady Clark tied for 14th at +2 (215) to lead SMCC. 

SMCC Men's Golf Wins Aguila Classic, Quesada and Clark Tie for Individual Medalist
SMCC Men's Golf Wins Aguila Classic, Quesada and Clark Tie for Individual Medalist

October 04, 2023

The South Mountain Community College men's golf team won the Aguila Classic at Aguila Golf Course on Sept. 12-13 with a team score of -4 (572) over the two days of competition. In fact, two Cougar teams competed in the event and the teams finished first and second with the other group posting a +1 (577). Individually, sophomore Brady Clark and freshman Gael Quesada tied for individual medalist honors at -7 (137).  

Marcus Smith Named SMCC Men's Golf Head Coach
Marcus Smith Named SMCC Men's Golf Head Coach

October 03, 2023

Marcus Smith has been named South Mountain Community College men's golf head coach, SMCC Director of Athletics Todd Eastin announced. Smith brings extensive experience to the Cougars after spending three years as the men's and women's golf head coach at ACCAC rival Pima CC.

Cougar Men's Golf Wins 2023 Coyote Shootout
Cougar Men's Golf Wins 2023 Coyote Shootout

September 08, 2023

The South Mountain Community College men's golf team won the 2023 Coyote Shootout with a team score of -6 (562) over two rounds of golf and 36 holes on Sept. 6-7 at the GCU Golf Course in Phoenix, Ariz. The Cougars opened their 2023 fall season with a 17-stroke victory at the tournament with freshman Dillon Dean leading SMCC with a third-place finish at -5 (137).