Contributed by Lorenzo De Paolis
In the last few weeks, Lions Municipal Golf Course has witnessed two of the best rounds it has ever experienced. There is no definitive record for low round on the course, but most are in agreement that 61 probably takes that honor. Ben Crenshaw and Randi Petri both accomplished this feat many years ago. This summer it was the turn of Jack Cersosimo and Cyrus Turner.
Jack is already well known at Lions, having tied for 4th at last year’s Firecracker. On April 18, Jack posted a 61. His amazing 29 on the front nine was followed by three birdies on the first four holes on the back. Surprisingly he made pars all the way in to the clubhouse. It could so easily have been lower! During his round, Jack hit 16 of 18 greens and had a total of 24 putts. Jack is currently at Concordia College here in Austin. He recently qualified for the finals of the D3 nationals where he finished in the top 20. Shown below is the card for his round. (click on the image to enlarge it, then use your back arrow to return to the story)
On June 2nd Cyrus Turner, a 16 year old who attends St. Andrews, also fired a 61. Remarkably, he birdied every par 4 on the front nine. We were all very excited for him until he made a heart-wrenching bogey on 17.
The rest of the group thought his great round had come to an end, but Cyrus had one more surprise up his sleeve. Following a good drive on 18, he hit a 50 yard wedge and made it for eagle, sealing his 61. Cyrus is looking forward to the Firecracker, where he hopes to continue his recent good form. Shown below is his card for the round. (click on the image to enlarge the card, then use the back button to return to the story)