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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Swede golfers claim home win

  • The Bethany College golf team hosted the Bethany Swede Invitational Monday at the Salina Municipal Golf Course and the Great Life Golf Course in Salina, Kan.
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  • The Bethany College golf team hosted the Bethany Swede Invitational Monday at the Salina Municipal Golf Course and the Great Life Golf Course in Salina, Kan.
    Participants battled chilly weather with 40 mile per hour wind gusts.
    The Bethany College first team won the tournament with a score of 578.
    In second place was the Bethany second team with a score of 629, narrowly edging the Kansas Wesleyan University Coyotes that finished third with 630.
    Freshman Josef Loughlin won the tournament with an overall score of 143. Junior Matthew O'Neill finished second at 145, followed by junior Lex Deal in third at 146.
    Sophomore Greg Miller placed fourth at 148 as freshmen Manuel Collado finished fifth at 149 and Oliver Rubenstein in sixth at 150.
    Freshman Chengetayi Dziva Chikwari placed eighth with a score of 154, followed by freshman Daniel Frost tied for 13th at 160. Freshman Thomas Felling finished 19th at 163. Freshman Jacob Hebbel, junior Tanner Thurman, and senior Tim Daniels each tied for 21st with a score of 165.
    Other members of the Bethany team headed south on Monday and Tuesday to compete in the U.C. Ferguson Classic at Lincoln Park in Oklahoma City.
    Day one of the tournament included 18 holes and a two-and-a-half hour rain delay.
    At the end of round one, the Bethany team consisting of senior James Tisdale, juniors Ben Johnson and Jose Luis Lelo de Larrea, and freshmen Lewis Blair and Jose Acevedo, sat in ninth place with a team score of 296. Tisdale shot a first round score of 73, followed by Johnson and Blair at 74, Lelo de Larrea at 75, and Acevedo at 79.
    At the completion of the U.C. Ferguson Classic, the Swedes team finished tied for eighth with a score of 587.
    Tisdale tied for 21st at 144, Johnson tied for 36th at 148, Blair tied for 39th at 149, Acevedo tied for 43rd at 150, and Lelo de Larrea tied for 60th at 152.
    "It was certainly a privilege to play in the Oklahoma City Tournament," Swede head coach Jon Daniels said. "This was like playing at the national tournament so we got to see where we are and where we need to be. Competing against teams with five full rides and great weather year-round makes it tough, but I thought for the most part we held our own. I was very proud of their effort as always. “

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