TIGER GOLFERS TAKE 2ND IN OWN TOURNEY!
Compiled and edited from Central Christian College Sports Information Office
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It was a long, hot couple of days for the Central Christian College men and women’s golf teams as they played host to the six team Central Christian College Golf Classic at McPherson’s Turkey Creek Golf Course.
While Garden City won the men’s side, the Tiger golfers performed well and finished second, 40 team points behind the first place Broncbusters. On the women’s side, the Classic title was taken home by Barton County Community College who finished just five strokes ahead of the host Lady Tigers who took second.
TIGER MEN FINISH SECOND:
The Tiger men opened up the tournament with a team score of 292 on Monday, highlighted by Tyler Swanson, Fisher Kautsch and Matt Rettinger who all shot rounds of 72. Freshman Cristian Cardiel came in with a 76 to round out the top five, while Nathan Segler came in with an 82.
Coach Kyle Moody was pleased to see Swanson battle back after opening up his front nine with a 41, then come back on the back nine with a 31 to get his team back in the action.
The men would turn around and play another round of 18 holes, with Swanson continuing with his good play and shooting an even par 70 while Rettinger had a 73, Segler knocked nine strokes off his first round and shot a 73 while Kautsch finished with a 77 and Cardiel shot a round of 80. After the two rounds on Monday, the Tiger men may have trailed Garden City but they held a sizable lead over third-place Hastings College. Four other Tiger men golfers competed as individuals, including Mark Ostruske who shot 74-75 for a 149, Trehern McGill had an 81-74 for 155, Conner Stephenson with an 85-74 for 159 and Kyle Bovee who finished with a 171 after shooting 83-89.
In Tuesday’s action, the Tiger men came out and grinded it out to shoot a 303 as a team and secured their place in second place, 40 strokes behind champion Garden City.
Fisher Kautsch found a way to improve from round two and shot a solid 74 despite the windy conditions. Nathan Segler and Matt Rettinger both shot a respectable 76 while Tyler Swanson finished with a 77 to put him in sixth-place of the individual standings, missing fifth by one stroke. Cristian Cardiel ended his final round with a 78. Conner Stephenson led the individuals playing with a 75, while Mark Ostruske shot a round of 80, Trehern McGill ended with a round of 84 and Kyle Bovee shot a 97.
LADY TIGERS PLACE 2ND AT CLASSIC:
The Lady Tiger golfers opened up with a team score of 344 on Monday, just three strokes out of first place as Kari Kirl would once again lead the team with an opening round 81, followed by Kendra Jellison who shot an 83 first round. Baily Bowman had another solid outing as she fired an 88, Alyssa Ramirez came in with a 92 and Vanessa Warner finished out the women’s team scoring with a 97. Grace Little competed as an individual and shot a 105.
Battling through the windy conditions on Tuesday, the Central Christian College women’s team came up five strokes short of first-place Barton County Community College despite a solid round of 345. Kari Kirl led the team by shooting a 78 and Kendra Jellison improved a bit and hit a round of 81 while Baily Bowman shot another 88. Alyssa Ramirez struggled a bit and wound up with a 97 on Tuesday and Vanessa Warner shot a 97 for the second day in a row. Grace Little finished out her individual play by shooting an 87, 18 strokes better than she shot on Monday.
By shooting an 81-78, Kirl finished second in the individual standings while Jellison shot well enough to find the podium with a fourth-place finish.
Coach Moody was happy with the teams performances, saying, “I am proud of the way both teams played over the last two days Both the men and women played great.”
Up next for the Central Christian golf teams travel to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for the Lake Hefner Invitational played on the Lake Hefner Golf Course and hosted by Southwestern Christian University on Monday, September 23 and Tuesday, September 24.
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