EWC golf team wins first two tournaments of the season


MCCOOK, Neb. – The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer men’s golf team competed in McCook, Sept. 2-3 where they won the tournament with a score of 601. McCook Community College was second with 610.

“It’s always great to earn a team win at McCook, especially after going into the second day one stroke behind McCook and with a strong region this year,” coach Zach Smith said. “It was nice to play there with two days of pleasant weather, which rarely happens for their tournament. We are looking forward to our home tournament this week.”

EWC is now 2-for-2 on the season after also winning the season-opening event in Riverton at the Central Wyoming College tournament.

““It was a great way to start our season, especially when we came out with an opening round of -7 as a team on Thursday,” Smith said. “Region IX golf looks very good this year, so we’ll have to play solid golf each week if we want to compete for another Region IX championship. Russel played great both days to bring home the individual win, which is how he opened the season last year too. I think we have a great group of students and I can’t wait to work together as a team this year.”

The Lancers host their home tournament on September 9-10. Action gets underway at 1 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. Friday.

Leading the Lancers was freshman Joshua Wiese, Cape Town, South Africa. He shot 74, 74 – 149 and tied for fourth. Other Lancer scores were as follows:

Brendan Thomas, sophomore, Farmington, Utah – 77, 73 – 150, 6th

Conrado Chozas, sophomore, Madrid, Spain – 74, 77 – 151, tied 7th

Oscar Behle, freshman, Hjarup, Sweden – 74, 77 – 151, tied 7th

Tim Van Stiphout, sophomore, Hasselt, Belguim – 72, 80 – 152, tied 9th

Russel Sprecher, sophomore, Casper – 77, 77 – 154, 12th

Results from the Central Wyoming College tournament:

Russel Sprecher, sophomore, Casper – 69, 70 – 139, 1st

Brendan Thomas, sophomore, Farmington - UT, 67, 73 – 140, 2nd

Oscar Behle, freshman, Hjarup, Sweden – 71, 73 – 144, tied 3rd

Johannes Lindstrom, sophomore, Falkoping, Sweden – 75, 75 – 150, 8th

Conrado Chozas, sophomore, Madrid, Spain – 78, 73 – 151, tied 9th

Joshua Wiese, freshman, Cape Town, South Africa – 74, 78 – 152, tied 11th

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