LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Dodge City men’s golf team shot a 929 (+55) and finished third at the NJCAA Men’s Region VI District III Championships at Alvamar Golf Course.
The Conquistadors finished four strokes ahead of Iowa Western and Johnson County and 10 strokes behind Hutchinson.
Indian Hills (Iowa) carded a 902 (+38) to capture the team championship.
“The first day was a tough day for us and just didn’t finish our rounds of golf,” DC3 coach Chris Robinson said. “We fired a 317 (first round), but with five holes left we were looking at 297-298. We gave away 22 shots in five holes with three guys, but we got better each round.”
Individually, six golfers finished in the top 25.
Zach Kirby carded a 228 (+12) and earned runner-up honors. Kirby shot a tournament-low 70 on the final day of the tournament.
Hugh Campbell and Jack Rickabuagh each shot a 232 (+16) and tied for ninth.
Ryan Hand carded a 239 (+23) and tied for 14th.
Zach Norton and Tyler Heimerman each carded a 245 (+29) and tied for 24th.
Trevor Torgerson was one stroke behind and finished 25th.
“We are a better team then what we showed and the kids know that. We will learn from this experience and the kids will have couple days off then get back to practice a week before nationals. I am proud of this group of kids and they know we can do something special in nationals.”
The Conqs return to action May 13 at the NJCAA DI Championships at Spirit Hollow Golf Course in Burlington, Iowa.