The Central Christian College men's and Women's Golf teams hosted their annual fall Central Kansas Classic tournament out at Turkey Creek Golf Course on Monday and Tuesday.
The tournament field consisted of 43 women and 61 men and despite some breezy conditions on day two, the weather cooperated and was absolutely gorgeous both days. The men's field consisted of 9 full teams, and 16 individual medalists. The Tiger men were in sixth place after day one with team score of 600, and after shooting a 326 in the final round on Tuesday, stayed in the same position.
Senior Collin Duckworth, the Tigers' one bag, shot the low round of the Tournament for the team. He opened with an even par 70 to put him in contention, but unfortunately, his final two rounds were 75 and 76, giving him a three round total of 221, which landed him just outside of the top 10 in 11th place. Fellow senior, Lowell Stephens put together two beautiful rounds on Monday, but the wind got the best of him on day two, and he fell off the pace. His scores as well as the other Tigers finishes are below:
The Tigers also entered five individual medalists into the field. The low Tiger medalist was Matt Rettinger, who was playing in his first tournament since hitting a hole in one in competition a little over a week ago. He finished in 21st place by shooting a 75, 79, 75, 229. Here are the scores and finishes of the rest of the medalists.
For the women, they play 18 holes each day, and the Tigers shot a two round total of 716 to place them in fourth place out of six teams. They opened the tournament by shooting a 353 on Monday morning. Unfortunately as the winds picked up on Tuesday, so did the scores. They ended the tournament with a 362 in round two, keeping them in fourth place.
Freshman Kendra Jellison, the two bag for the Tigers, led the team with a 175, which landed here in a tie for 14th. She was fairly consistent on the course, opening with an 87 then following it up with an 88. Hannah Sullivan made the biggest improvement for the Tigers from day one to day two. She opened the tournament with a 100, but shaved off 11 strokes on Monday to finish with a 189 good enough for 26th place. Here are the rest of the women's scores.
The Tigers will get a couple of weeks off before returning to the links on Sept. 24th and 25th when they host the NCCAA Central Region Tournament at Auburn Hills Golf Course in Wichita, KS.