Lancers win Otero golf tournament to wrap up fall season

LAJUNTA, Colo. – The Eastern Wyoming College golf team completed the fall season with the Otero Junior College tournament held Oct. 7-8. The Lancers won the tournament with a score of 558. McCook Community College was second with 567.

“The guys played insanely well on Thursday, all six guys shot level or under par. I think that was the first time that we’ve done that since I started coaching over eight years ago,” Coach Zach Smith said. “They followed it up with a solid day two to get the team win.

“Russel (Sprecher) walked away with the individual win. Getting some wins, the last two weeks has been huge in the overall battle for another Region IX championship and a possible birth to our eight straight national championship appearance,” Smith added. “We’ll work hard in the gym, in the classroom and on the course when weather permits this off-season to maintain momentum going into the spring season.” 

Leading the Lancers and winning the tournament was sophomore Russel Sprecher from Casper, WY. Sprecher shot 66, 72 – 138.

The Lancers will begin their spring season March 24-25, 2022 in Lamar, Colorado.

Other Lancer scores were as follows:

Conrado Chozas, sophomore, Madrid, Spain – 69, 70- 139, 2nd

Joshua Wiese, freshman, Cape Town, South Africa – 70, 70 – 140, 3rd

Johannes Lindstrom, sophomore, Falkoping, Sweden – 70, 71 – 141, tied 4th

Brendan Thomas, sophomore, Farmington, Utah – 70, 73 – 143, 8th

Remington Newell, sophomore, Spanish Fork, Utah – 69, 78 – 147, tied 11th


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