Lancer golf finishes second at home tournament

Andrew Towne/Torrington Telegram EWC sophomore Josh Wiese hits an approach shot on hole No. 3 at the Cottonwood at Torrington Golf Course on Thursday afternoon during the first round of the Lancer golf tournament. Wiese shot rounds of 75 and 68 to lead the team over the weekend.

TORRINGTON – For the first time this season, the Eastern Wyoming College golf team finished second at the Cottonwood Country Club at the Torrington Golf Course.

The Lancers finished second with a two-day total of 582 – just eight shots behind the tournament winners, Northeastern Junior College, who shot a 577.

“We had some guys in our starting lineup this week that hadn’t played in that role yet this year,” EWC coach Zach Smith said. “There were plenty of positives to take away from their experience on the starting team and also those that played as individuals.”

Conrado Chozas led the Lancers with a 68 and 70 for 138 despite it not counting towards the team total.

“Conrado has been working so hard, it was fun to see that pay off,” Smith said.

Leading the way towards the team total was sophomore Tim Van Stiphout and freshman Joshua Wiese, who tied with a 143.

Stiphout, from Hasselt, Belguim, shot rounds of 75 and 68, while Wiese, from Cape Town, South Africa, also shot rounds of 75 and 68.

“Tim and Josh play great the second day, giving us a change to bounce back after day one,” Smith said. “We fell a little short. We are excited to get back out there this week in Sterling.”

The Lancers will compete in Sterling, Colorado, Sept. 16-17 in the tournament hosted by Northeastern Junior College.

Other Lancers who contributed to the team score were:

Oscar Behle, freshman, Hjarup, Sweden – 75, 72 – 147

Remington Newell, sophomore, Spanish Fork, Utah – 73, 77 – 150

Simon Carlgren, freshman, Falkoping, Sweden – 78, 76 – 154

Other Lancers participants who didn’t count towards the team score:

Conrado Chozas, sophomore, Madrid, Spain - 68, 70 – 138

Brendan Thomas, sophomore, Farmington, Utah – 70, 72 – 142

Johannes Lindstrom, sophomore, Falkoping, Sweden – 71, 73 – 144

Russel Sprecher, sophomore, Casper – 73, 71 – 144

Owen Walsh, sophomore, Ottawa, Canada – 75, 74 – 149

Andrew Stannard, freshman, Laramie – 91, 85 – 176

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