By Forrest Allen
Midland College Athletic Director
Due to expected adverse weather, including high winds and cold temperatures, the format of the NMMI Invitational in Roswell, NM was changed. The tournament, originally scheduled for February 25th and 26th, was changed to February 23rd and 36 holes.
The event was played at the New Mexico Military Institute Invitation (par 72, 6269 yards) and included teams from four WJCAC teams (New Mexico JC, NMMI, Clarendon College and the Midland College Chaparral golf team ).
The Chaps shot a 36-hole total of 558 (-18) for an impressive twelve stroke win over second place New Mexico JC. The Chaparrals received outstanding play by Russell Lara who won medalist honors, while Sean Lawrie finished tied for second, Blake Brorman and David Ryan finished the tournament in a tie for sixth place.
1st: Midland College, 280-278/558 (-18)
2nd: New Mexico Junior College, 283-278/570
3rd: New Mexico Military Institute, 286-300/586
4th: Clarendon College, 288, 304/592
Individual Scores (Top Five and Midland College):
1st: Russell Lara, Midland College, 67-65/132 (-12)
T-2nd: Dan Young, Western New Mexico University, 71-66/137
T-2nd: Sean Lawrie, Midland College, 69-68/137
T-4th: Elliott Whitley, New Mexico Junior College, 66-72/138
T-4th: Truman Haeny, New Mexico Military Institute, 69-69/138
T-6th: Blake Brorman, Midland College, 69-71/140
T-6th: David Ryan, Midland College, 73-67/140
T-9th: Sean Nee, Midland College, 69-72/141
13th: Stephen Gage, Midland College, 74-69/143
T-15th: Jake Boggus, Midland College, 71-76/147
23rd: Tyler Brown, Midland College, 73-77/150