TC golfers win own invitational

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN TOM STOPPEL
The Tabor College men’s golf team had a disappointing tournament in Oklahoma City last week, according to coach Randy Keck.

Competing in the Oklahoma Christian University Invitational, the Bluejays “played fair but we were honestly disappointed in our 11th place out of 22 teams finish,” Keck said.

But April 5 and 6, the Bluejays played much better at its own invitational on the Rolling Meadows golf course at Junction City.

“We played outstanding,” Keck said. “We blew away the field with our best performance of the year.”

Tabor combined for a 299 on the opening day to take a 10-shot lead into the second round.

But on Day 2, the Bluejays fired a one-under par 287 to win the tournament by 24 strokes over second-place Bethany College.

“A 287 round of golf will rival any team in NAIA college golf,” Keck said. “I was thrilled and so proud of our kids because our hard work is finally paying off.

“With the signing of three outstanding prospects for next fall, we’ll probably be a top-ranked team beginning next year,” he added. “But we have a fantastic chance of being the first Tabor golf team to qualify for the national tournament yet this spring.”

Individually for Tabor, Brian Wadsworth led the Bluejays at Junction City shooting a 76/69. Brandon Harrouff shot 73/72, Josh Eck 74/73, Mike Jamieson 77/73, Tommie Herrell 76/76 and Nick Anneller 76/77.

Tabor’s team score of 586 easily beat second-place Bethany at 610.

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