TORRINGTON – On Thursday, Feb. 11, Eastern Wyoming College golfer Tomas Kubata signed his National Letter of Intent to continue his golf career at Mississippi College in Clinton, Miss.
“It is a great opportunity to get my business degree and to continue my golf career,” he said.
Kubata is coming off a freshman year in which he earned the title of NJCAA PING All-American second team after helping the Lancers to a Region IX championship.
His freshman season was cut short because of COVID-19, but in the fall portion of the schedule, Kubata finished no worse than seventh in the six tournaments he participated in.
He finished tied for first at McCook, Neb., and finished second at the Northeastern Junior College and Otero Junior College tournaments.
Last fall, he finished third at a Region IX scrimmage at Torrington’s Cottonwood Country Club, as well as winning the scrimmage at McCook and placing second at the NJC scrimmage. He capped the fall with an eight-place finish at the NJCAA National Preview Tournament in Lubbock, Texas – the sight of this spring’s national tournament.
“This has been the best decision I’ve ever made in my life. This whole community is just great. I appreciate everything,” Kubata said of his time in Torrington. “I just want to thank everybody here. It’s been a really great two years, and I really appreciate it.”
The sophomore from Prague, Czech Republic said the expectations are high for his sophomore campaign as he gears up for another regional championship and berth into the NJCAA National Golf Championships in May.
“The team is very strong,” Kubata said. “We are hoping to bring some very good results back from nationals in May.”
Off the golf course, Kubata is a 4.0 GPA student and is president of the Phi Theta Kappa.
“Tomas has been awesome. He’s our team captain this year, and I rely on him to make sure, especially when I’m gone with my other job recruiting, that the guys are organized on the golf course,” EWC coach Zach Smith said.
The Lancer golf season is set to begin March 25-26 in La Junta, Colo. at the Otero Junior College Tournament.