The SC4 golf team was nearly perfect during the 1970 season.
Coach Robert “Sam” Kromer guided the squad to a 20-0 regular-season record. The Skippers won both the State and Region XII tournaments to qualify for the National Junior College Athletic Association National Tournament at Miami-Dade Community College (Fla.).
The team finished seventh at Miami Lakes Golf Course, which was the best showing for a northern college in some time. At the time, all junior colleges and community colleges competed in the same division.
The Skippers’ five-man starting lineup, which consisted of Bob Andrews, John Traub, Herb Hildebrand, Ken Balfour and Bob Baker, all averaged in the 70s for 18 holes that season. At the Nationals, Balfour and Hildebrand both led the balanced attack with a 72-hole total of 303. Nine strokes off the pace was Traub at 312, while Andrews was fourth on the team at 313.
Inducted in 2017