TORRINGTON – Eastern Wyoming College sophomore golfer Mason Hale becomes the second Lancer to announce his plans for the 2020-21 school year.
Hale, a native of Atkinson, Neb., signed his National Letter of Intent to continue his career for the Savage Storm of Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Okla.
“I like the school and coach,” Hale said. “They finished pretty well at nationals a year ago, so hopefully when I go there, I can help compete at nationals even better.”
The Savage Storm finished eighth at the Midwest Super Regional and had a pair of golfers finish in the top 45 at the NCAA Division II National Tournament.
In addition to that, Hale will be joining former Lancer George Elliot on the squad in Oklahoma.
“It’ll be fun. I’ve missed him, and he’s missed me,” Hale said. “It’ll be good for us to be together and play some golf and just have fun for another year.”
During his time in Torrington, Hale has one win to his name, coming in September 2019 at the Otero Junior College tournament in LaJunta, Colo.
For the 2019 season, he has yet to finish outside the top 10. He also finished tied for 96th at the NJCAA National Tournament in the spring of 2019.
Hale is also very active away from the golf course.
He is the vice president of the Phi Theta Kappa and has been named the WACCT – Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees – EWC Student of the Year, becoming the second golfer to represent the school.
“He’ll go to Cheyenne to represent EWC to potentially become student of the year across the entire state,” EWC coach Zack Smith said.
Hale is majoring in business administration.
“It’s a little bittersweet,” Hale said. “I’ve enjoyed it here. Hopefully, I’ve made an impact. This is what EWC is about. Helping student-athletes move on and help them become the best people they can be.”