TORRINGTON – The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer golf team has captured the 2018-2019 Region IX title.
The team accumulated 114 regional points throughout 12 tournaments, 28 points ahead of second place McCook Community College. The Lancers won 10 of the 12 Region IX tournaments over the course of the 2018-19 season.
“We finished off a strong year with a great home tournament. The guys have been playing very well since we got into April. George (Elliot) fired a 66 on Friday which ended up being enough to win the overall region individual title,” EWC coach Zach Smith said. “Harry put together two good rounds to win our home tournament. Everyone on the team contributed to the Region IX championship this year.”
EWC sophomore George Elliott, Salisbury, England, won the region with 77 points. Teammate Gonzalo Arcelay Fernandez-Meras, Munguia, Spain, placed third in the region with 73 points. Harry Walch, sophomore, Staines, England was fourth with 72 points, while freshman RJ Moya, Three Rivers, Texas, was ninth with 33 points.
The EWC home tournament was the final tournament of the season, and the Lancers won the tournament with a team score of 563. McCook Community College was second with 611.
Walch won the tournament with a two-day total of 137 (68, 69).
“It’s been a special team and I hope we can continue this momentum as we head to the NJCAA D1 National Championship,” Smith said. “We’ve had tremendous support from the EWC community and Goshen County. Thank you so much.”
The Lancers will travel to compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Men’s Golf Championship tournament held at the Duran Golf Club in Melbourne, Fla., May 14-17.
Other Lancer scores were as follows:
RJ Moya, 70, 71 – 141, 2nd
Kash Kaufman 69, 73 – 142, 3rd
JoVin Tan, 71, 72 – 143, tied 4th
George Elliott, 77, 66 – 143, tied 4th
Gonzalo Arcelay Fernandez-Meras, 73, 71 – 144, 6th
Mason Hale, 75, 73 – 148, 7th
Eric Stevens 75, 76 – 151, tied 9th