CCC men lose team score; women only play individual matches.

HESSTON — On Saturday afternoon, the Central Christian College men’s and women’s golf teams took a break from their normal tournament format and instead just took on a single opponent in a dual format. Their opponent on Saturday were the Warriors of Sterling College, and the venue was the Hesston Golf Course. 

For the men, the Tigers posted a 310 but unfortunately the Warriors were two strokes better at 308. The Tigers’ Lowell Stephens paced the field, turning in a 75 on his card to win the dual by one stroke over teammate Collin Duckworth and two members of the Sterling team. 

The Tiger women posted a four person total of 375, but because the Warriors only had three golfers available they were unable to post an official team score. Sophomore Kari Kirl and freshman MaiLeAna Bruce posted identical 88s, which were the lowest rounds of the day by one stroke. 

Central head coach Kyle Moody summed up his teams’ performances saying, “The ladies are on the verge of turning the corner. They played OK today but we have to begin to eliminate our holes with big numbers. Kari and MaiLeAna are developing into a nice 1-2 combination at the top of the lineup. For the men, Lowell and Collin continue to lead the way but for the us to turn the corner we are going to have to get more consistent play from our three, four and five spots and I have confidence that if this team keeps putting in the work we will eventually get there.” 

The Tigers have this week off before jumping back out on the links next week for a two day tournament on Monday and Tuesday, hosted by Kansas Wesleyan University.