TORRINGTON – The Eastern Wyoming College golf team hosted a Region IX scrimmage on Sept. 11, at the Cottonwood Golf Course in Torrington. There were five men’s teams competing in the one-day, 18-hole scrimmage.
The Lancers topped the leader board with a team score of 294, 21 strokes ahead of McCook Community College who finished second with a score of 315.
“It felt great getting out on the course to watch the guys compete on Friday,” EWC coach Zack Smith said. “We played pretty well for the most part, considering we had the nasty fall weather spell come through last week that produced cold and wet conditions on Friday. I was very happy for freshman Russel Sprecher, as he was able to win his first college tournament.”
Sprecher, freshman of Casper, shot a 71 to win the tournament.
Other Lancers on the scrimmage team scored as follows:
Tomas Kubata, sophomore, Prague, Czech Republic – 73, tied 3rd
Van Stiphout, freshman, Hasselt, Belguim – 74, 5th
Luca Rodrigues, sophomore, Benoni, South Africa – 76, tied 8th
Reington Newell, freshman, Spanish Fork, Utah – 78, 12th
In addition to the top five golfers, five other Lancers also took to the course for the experience.
“It was also freshman Owen Walsh’s first tournament win but he was playing as our sixth man and so his score wasn’t able to be used for the team standings,” Smith said. “We have some things to work on, but overall, it was a great start to the season. I’m excited to see how we play in McCook this week. It’s the most challenging course we play in the region and we have plenty of young guys that haven’t seen the course yet.”
Lancers playing for tournament experience shot as follows:
Owen Walsh, freshman, Ottawa, Canada – 71
Conrado Chozas, freshman, Madrid, Spain – 75
Eric Stevens, sophomore, Bridgeport, Neb. – 79
Brendan Thomas, freshman, Farmington, Utah – 79
Tyler Wallace, freshman, Ephraim, Utah – 82
The Lancers will compete in a dual with McCook Community College in Kimball, Neb. on September 17 before traveling to McCook for a Region IX Scrimmage on Sept 18.