Following a third and fourth place finish at the Oklahoma Baptist Tournament, the Bethany College men's golf team headed to the Sterling Tournament, played in Hutchinson on Monday and Tuesday.
The Swedes won the Sterling Tournament with a team score of 568.
"We played well in the Sterling Tournament," Bethany coach Jon Daniels said. "We had perfect weather the first day and wind the second day. I thought we played better the second day in the wind which is a tribute to the young people in our program not letting the elements dictate their score.”
The team consisted of juniors Ben Johnson and Jose Lelo de Larrea, senior James Tisdale, sophomore Greg Miller, and freshman Jose Acevedo.
Johnson shot a 69 in the first round, followed by Lelo de Larrea at 70, Tisdale at 71, Acevedo at 73, and Miller at 75.
In round two, Johnson led Bethany with a score of 68 as Lelo de Larrea shot 72, Tisdale 73, Acevedo 72, and Miller 75.
Johnson won the tournament with an overall score of 137, his second tournament victory this fall. His first victory came at the Evangel Tournament in Springfield, Mo. Sept. 9-10.
Lelo de Larrea placed fourth at 142. Tisdale finished eighth at 144. Acevedo tied for ninth with a score of 145, and Miller finished 21st at 150.
The second Bethany team finished second in the tournament with a score of 586.
The team consisted of freshmen Oliver Rubenstein, Josef Loughlin, and Lewis Blair and juniors Lex Deal and Matt O'Neill.
Rubenstein led the Swedes in round one with a score of 69, followed by Loughlin at 70, Deal at 72, Blair at 74, and O'Neill at 73.
In round two, Deal and Blair recorded 75 each, Rubenstein and Loughlin both posted 76, and O'Neill scored 80.
Rubenstein, with a score of 145, tied for ninth with teammate Acevedo. Loughlin finished 13th with a score of 146, followed by Deal in 14th at 147. Blair tied for 16th after shooting 149, and O'Neill tied for 24th with 153.
Arianna Bryant, who finished ninth place at the Oklahoma Baptist Tournament, was back in action in Hutchinson at the Sterling Tournament.
Bryant, a freshman from Las Vegas, Nev., finished third in the women's Sterling Tournament. She shot an 86 in the first round, and after a second round score of 79, Bryant nabbed third place with a score of 165.
“ I thought Arianna played particularly well the second day under the conditions,” Daniels said, “as did Ben Johnson. As always I was pleased with our effort and focus. With one or two exceptions, all players had two good rounds so we are becoming more consistent which is nice to see."
Bethany currently leads the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference in scoring with a mark of seven. Johnson leads the KCAC in individual scoring with 35.
Page 2 of 2 - The Swedes are back in action Monday and Tuesday.
One team will play in the Bethany Golf Tournament on October 14 at the Salina Municipal Course and Great Life Course, and one team will travel to the Oklahoma City Tournament October 14 and 15.