The men’s and women’s golf team started off the season with some good shots with the men’s team finishing third. Although the women’s team had comparable scores they were unable to compete with only three members on the team.
The first tournament of the season was at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington. Robbie Harding, sophomore shot an even par 72 on Friday and tied for third place overall with a score of 149. Freshman, Braxton Schwartskoph had solid shooting with 77 on Thursday and 78 on Friday; placing him seventh with a total score of 155.
“Both days Braxton did well with some solid shots,” said Pat Rafferty, head coach. “Robbie had a good bounce back round on the second day with an even par.”
The men’s team placed just behind McCook Community College with a total score of 638 and MCC with 620. First place went to Eastern Wyoming College with a score of 597.
For the women’s team freshman, Sarah Schroefel finished second medalist with a score of 87 on the first day and 84 on the second with a total of 171. She was just seven points behind first place Malena Berchot of Otero Community College.
Sophomore, Kristen Day had a total score of 180 and tied for fourth place at the tournament. Day improved her score on the second day from a 96 to 84. Ashley Sams, freshman placed eighth with a total score of 196.
“I’m pleased with how well Sarah did; she did solid both days,” Rafferty said. “My freshman did well both days; we need some other players to step up to help us move up at the next tournament.”
“It’s good to have our teams in full swing,” said Steve Barlow, athletic director. “These first few tournaments are a learning experience as our teams are learning how to work together and adjust to the college atmosphere.”
The next golf tournament will be this Thursday and Friday, Sept. 3-4 in McCook, Neb.