EWC golfers bound for nationals


RIVERTON – The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer golf team won the Central Wyoming College tournament with a score of 574, 46 strokes ahead of second-place finisher, McCook Community College.

“The guys finished the regular season strong with another under par tournament on a very good golf course,” EWC coach Zach Smith said.

Freshman Brendan Thomas and Tomas Kubata finished the tournament in first and second, respectively, with a 138 and 142.

“Brendan and Tomas have been playing very well lately,” Smith said. “It was fun to watch them play together on the final day to see who could get the win. Brendan snuck away with the win, continuing his solid play this spring.”

The win also secured the Lancers another Region IX title.

“It felt good to win the Region IX title after a lot of hard work throughout the year,” Smith said. “I’m lucky to be around these guys.”

The Lancers take part in the NJCAA National Championship which will be held at The Rawls Golf Course in Lubbock, Texas, May 10-13.

The Lancers also made their mark on the final district standings. Thomas won the district, while Kubata was third. Freshman Russel Sprecher was fifth, while freshman Tim Van Stiphout placed sixth. Freshman Owen Walsh rounded out the top 10 with 10th.

The Lancers took the top seven spots in the tournament. Results follow:

Brendan Thomas, freshman, Farmington, Utah – 68, 70 – 138, 1st

Tomas Kubata, sophomore, Prague, Czech Republic – 71, 72 – 143, 2nd

Tim Van Stiphout, freshman, Hasselt, Belgium – 72, 74 – 146, 3rd

Owen Walsh, freshman, Ottawa, Canada – 75, 73 – 148, 4th

Eric Stevens, sophomore, Bridgeport, Neb. – 73, 76 – 149, 5th

Russel Sprecher, freshman, Casper – 74, 76 – 150, 6th

Johannes Lindstrom, freshman, Falkoping, Sweden – 75, 76 – 151, tied 7th

Conrado Chozas, freshman, Madrid, Spain – 72, 83 – 155, 9th

Luca Rodrigues, sophomore, Benoni, South Africa – 78, 82 – 160, tied 14th

Tyler Wallace, freshman, Ephraim, Utah – 83, 80 – 163 – 18th

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