By Angel Vadillo
The men’s golf team traveled to Newton to play at the Bethel College Spring Invitational at Hesston Municipal/Sand Creek Station on March 31. The Builders finished third place.
There were 19 teams in the tournament and over 100 golfers. Bethany finished the meet in first place. Jack Hiscock, Bethany senior, finished first at the meet with 137 strokes, which was six under par. For the first day, the Builders ended up with 291 strokes, and for the next day with 304 strokes. They finished with a total of 592 strokes, 23 over par.
Luke Arneson, accounting sophomore, said, “The preparation we have is we qualify for every tournament in which we have 10 players on the team for five spots. It creates a very competitive atmosphere.”
Chad Richardson, business administration junior, tied for seventh place with148 strokes, 74 each day. Richardson shot five over par.
Jordan Lytton, business administration senior, Raleigh Hughes, business administration senior, and Shane Gilbert, business administration freshman, all tied for the ninth place. Lytton, Hughes and Gilbert ended with 149 strokes, six over par.
Gilbert said, “I felt like I played about like I normally do, but probably left two to three strokes out there. But all in all it was a fun tournament.”
Tim Jasper, senior, finished the first day of the meet with 77 strokes and the second day with 78. His total was 155 strokes, 12 over par.
“The team spent the past week preparing for our last conference designated tournament,” said Jasper. “We had a couple days of qualifying to fill in the top five and once that was done we just worked on keeping our game fresh by spending time on the range and working on our swings.”
The men’s golf team will continue their season on April 30 when they travel to Garden City for the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course.
Angel Vadillo is a freshman majoring in communication. You may e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.