Former NSA graduate ties record at golf course
Published 9:32 pm Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Suffolk native and 2015 Nansemond-Suffolk Academy graduate Trey Wren recently tied a course record of 66 in a tournament for the Temple Owls.
Wren is currently in his sophomore season at Temple University and last Monday tied a competitive course record score of 66 in the opening round of the 32nd Annual Georgetown Intercollegiate, where he finished fourth. The tourney was held at The Members Club at Four Streams in Beallsville, Md.
Wren’s score of 66 is the fifth best single round in Temple golf history. The course itself was not anything out of the ordinary for Wren. In his mind, he just relaxed and played well and didn’t make any mistakes. He made a bogey on his second hole and played -6 from there. He was also -3 with three holes to play and ran into two birdies later that round.
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“It was the first time I’d actually put together a low round in a college event, so that felt great,” Wren said. “I’d been hitting it great but not scoring well. I worked on a few things with my coach the day before we left and things kind of clicked. I made all of my short putts and just kept my momentum all day with a couple of nice par saves.”
The tied record is a testament to how resilient Wren has been during his sophomore season. It didn’t start off well for him in the team’s season opener at Cornell, but since then his scores have been 75 or better.
“I just changed the way I prepared after that first event,” Wren said. “I had a great summer, and I’m glad it’s finally starting to pay off.”
Wren is averaging 74 for the semester, which is two strokes better than his fall season last year and one stroke better than his 2015 year as a whole. When the Suffolk native is out there playing competitive golf, he focuses on the shot in front of him. He trusts the process of the hard work he puts in to translate during tournament time.
“I’ve been doing it full time for a while,” Wren said. “I’m motivated by my hard work I put in during practice, and I’m just a competitive person in general. That drives me to be better.”
In his time at NSA, he received TCIS All-Conference honors all four years, won VISAA Player of the Year and led his team to a state championship during his senior season. He also was a winner of two college prep tours.
Wren and the Temple University golf team will be in Stockton, Calif., on Thursday, participating in the Pacific Invitational.