Year in Review 2011: Jarret sets Prestwick course record with 60
The name of Nick Jarrett will have a place in Woodbury history for a long time.
After years of working on the cart staff and in the pro shop at Woodbury's Prestwick Golf Club, Jarrett set the course record with a 60 on Sunday, July 10, 2011, winning The Prestwick Classic. The score broke the previous record of 64, held by Minnesota Golf Hall of Fame member and PGA tour player Dave Tentis, and earned Jarrett a plaque on the wall of his hometown course.
"It's fun to realize I have the course record at Prestwick and that's it's going to be hard to beat," Jarrett, 22, said at the time. "It's fun, because I grew up playing that course and have worked there since my sophomore year of high school."
Tentis' record was at least 15 years old according to Prestwick Golf Club head professional Tom Wahl.
Jarrett, a 2007 Woodbury High School graduate, became only the fourth Minnesota golfer to shoot 60 on a course with a par of 72 or higher -- and the others are all in the Minnesota Golf Hall of Fame: Tentis, who did it on a par-73 (Minnesota Valley), Ron Benson and Steve Johnson.
Only two players have ever shot lower in Minnesota. Jon Chaffee, a former PGA Tour player from Austin, was the first one to break 60. He shot 59 at the par-70 Phalen Golf Course in the St. Paul Open in July of 1988. In 2007, Chad Muth, who was then an assistant pro at Hastings Country Club, torched his home course with a 13-under-par 59.
Jarrett, who?graduated from Concordia University of St. Paul, played three years of varsity golf for Woodbury and also played varsity hockey for the Royals. In college, Jarrett was a two-time All-Conference honorable mention golfer in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference and was honored as the male Honor Athlete at Concordia University for athletics, academics and community service this past year. His previous low score was a 66 in the spring of 2010 as a junior for Concordia in a tournament in Phoenix, Ariz.
During the second round of the Prestwick Classic, Jarrett was 6-under-par after six holes. After a bogie on 17, Jarrett needed an eagle on the par-5 No. 18 to break 60. However, his eagle putt ended up grazing the cup and sliding four feet past. He then made the four footer for his birdie -- and 60.