MCC golfers finish No. 16 at NJCAA National Tournament
NEWTON, Kan. – The McCook Community College golf team shot a 305 Friday to finish up the NJCAA National Tournament Friday in 16th place at the Sand Creek Golf Course.
“A 16th place finish wasn't what we wanted when we started, but after the first round it was a great finish and another MCC record for this team,” said MCC Coach Tyler Loop.
With the best showing ever in the national tournament, MCC started the four-day tournament with a season worst 308 – 20 shots over par and in 24th place – then followed that up with rounds of 288, 291 and the 305 today.
“We played the final three rounds as the eighth best team and today's round of 305 today was a good round in the nasty weather we had to play in,” said Loop.
Indian Hills Community College ran away with the team championship in Friday’s round finishing at 25-under par after shooting a final round 285. Odessa College finished second at 14 under, Midland Community College finished in third place, 10-under par, and New Mexico Junior College was the only other school shooting below par and finished fourth at six-under.
Eastern Wyoming, which finished second in Region IX behind MCC, shot a 297 Friday, finished in a tie for 10th place, 10 shots ahead of MCC. MCC was one shot out of 15th, place, three shots out of 14th place and eight shots out of 13th place.
“I’m really proud of the attitude these guys had today as it wasn't pleasant and that is why this group is so special.,” said MCC Coach Tyler Loop.
Ethan Gough (sophomore, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa) shot a 75 on Friday. He finished the tournament at two-over par.
Sophomore Brayden Dahl (Outer West Durban, South Africa) shot a 78 Friday to finish at 12 over for the tournament. Sophomore Cayden Wynne (Lincoln) shot a 77 to finish at 15 over.
Freshman Cade Cryer (freshman, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) shot a 75 to finish 16-over for the four-day tournament. He made the biggest jump on the individual leaderboard moving up 16 places Friday. Sophomore Jordan Bingham (South Jordan, Utah) shot an 85.
Jose Ramirez of Indian Hills won the individual title with a four-day 12-under par, two shots better than Odessa College’s Laurenz Kubin and Indian Hills teammate Gaspar Glaudas who finished nine-under par.
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TEAM STANDINGS AFTER FIRST ROUND
1. Indian Hills - 25 278-284-280-285 – 1,127
2. Odessa College - 14 288-288-275-287 – 1,138
3. Midland CC - 10 286-286-282-288 – 1,142
4. New Mexico JC - 6 286-277-288-295 – 1,146
5. Hutchinson CC + 9 289-291-288-293 – 1,161
T10. Eastern Wyoming + 30 295-293-297-297 – 1,182
16. McCook CC + 40 308-288-291-305 – 1,192
MCC INDIVIDUAL SCORES
T24. Ethan Gough + 2 74-69-72-75 - 290
T62. Brayden Dahl + 12 77-73-72-78 - 300
T72. Cayden Wynne + 15 83-72-71-77 - 303
T78. Cade Cryer + 16 79-74-76-75 - 304
T110. Jordan Bingham + 28 78-74-79-85 - 316