Houlton's Nick Brewer had the round of his life on Saturday at Natanis. Brewer shot a personal best 75 and tied for the Class C State Championship Individual Title with Mitch Terrio of Kents Hill.
Nick Brewer:" I was speechless because I didn't know. I just went out and played and had fun. It wasn't until the last hole that I knew I was doing good. Everyone around the green was watching me very closely."
Making the Individual Championships wasn't easy. He barely qualified for the Championship shooting a 90 at Jato Highlands in the PVC Qualifier. The cut line for the States was 90 and he got in on the number Brewer started out strong on Saturday at Natanis shooting an even par 36.
Brewer:" It gave me a lot of confidence because he told me if I start good I might have a chance and I started really good."
Dave Grant is his coach and also his grandfather.
(Dave Grant):" The plan was for him to play the back nine and then I would walk the front nine with him. It's his senior year and I wanted to be with him. He was playing so well they said no stay away from him. You make him nervous. I watched it all from inside on live scoring so I knew what was going on. They didn't know what was going on."
Grant was glued to the monitor as he followed live scoring and also getting update from the course.
Grant:" It was nerve wracking for me. Telling my wife and daughter what is happening they make me leave I can't watch. I really didn't see the final ending."
Brewer said he just tried to focus on his round.
Brewer:" At first I thought oh good it is over. I counted up my score and realized that I shot a 75 and recounted it many times to make sure and it was a 75."
It has been a great two weeks for the Shires winning the Team Championship last week and then this past Saturday Brewer becoming the first Shiretowner to win an Individual title since Troy Adams back in 1993.
Brewer:" It feels really great. I remember saying to you at the beginning of the season that we always come in second and now it feels great to be first."