Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Chap Golf Earns Trip to 2014 NJCAA National Tournament

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By Forrest Allen
Midland College Athletic Director

DENNIS, TEXAS - The Midland College Chaparral golf team followed up their win at the NJCAA Southwest District Championship with a third place finish at this year's NJCAA District 2 Championship. Each of the District Championship tournaments (54 holes per event) qualified the top five finishing teams for the 2014 NJCAA Men's Division I National Championships at the Spirit Hollow Golf Course in Burlington, IA (May 11-16, 2014).

In the District 2 Championships, the Chaparrals recorded scores of 293-291-289--873 (+33) to finish in third behind tournament champions McLennan Community College who shot a team score of 848 (+8). Odessa College recorded a 54-hole team score of 870 (+30) to finish as the tournament runner-up. David Wicks was the Chaps top finisher, scoring a three round score of 219 (+9) good for 15th place at Sugar Tree.

By virtue of Midland College's three round score of 880 (+16) at the Southwest District tournament (April 7-8th, at the Tanglewood Resort in Pottsboro, TX), Midland College qualified for the National Tournament. The top five teams in the two tournaments advance to the National Championships in Iowa.

Top Five Team Finishers at Sugar Tree:

1st: McLennan Community College, 278-284-286--848
2nd: Odessa College, 291-289-290--870
3rd: Midland College, 293-291-289--873
4th: Western Texas College, 289-288-299--876
5th: Paris Junior College, 289-299-297--885

Top Five Individual Finishers (and Midland College):

1st: Chris Low, McLennan Community College, 69-71-71--211 (+1)
T-2nd: Zach Oliver, Paris Junior College, 71-74-67--212
T-2nd: Hunter Shattuck, McLennan Community College, 70-69-73--212
T-2nd: Ryan Beatty, McLennan Community College, 70-69-73--212
6th: Andrew Hans, McLennan Community College, 71-72-71--214
15th: David Wicks, Midland College, 71-77-71--219
T-18th: Oswin Schlenkrich, Midland College, 78-72-72--222
T-18th: Ryder Skillern, Midland College, 72-73-77-222
T-18th: Russell Lara, Midland College, 72-74-76--222
T-22nd: Trace Morrow, Midland College, 81-72-70--223

Teams Qualifying for the 2014 NJCAA National Championships:

Team Name / NJCAA S’West Scores / NJCAA District 2 Scores / Total

1st: McLennan Community College / 303-296-297—896 / 278-284-286--848 / 1744
2nd: Midland College / 291-293-296—880 / 293-291-289—873 / 1753
3rd: Odessa College / 295-290-299—884 / 291-289-290—870 / 1754
4th: Paris Junior College / 302-301-305—908 / 289-299-297—885 / 1793
5th: Western Texas College / 303-306-309—918 / 289-288-299—876 / 1794

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