MCC in third place after Thursday round in Eastern Wyo. meet
TORRINGTON, Wyo. – The McCook Community College golf team opened the Eastern Wyoming Tournament Thursday in third-place in the Region IX weekly meet. MCC shot a 312 and trails first-place Northeastern Junior College by 20 shots and second place Eastern Wyoming by 14 shots heading into the final round Friday.
“We made a 6,400-yard course look like Augusta National today,” said MCC Coach Tyler Loop. “It is a very tight course with fast greens and extremely tough pin placements and we let all that get in our heads.”
Central Wyoming is right on MCC’s heels just two shots back in fourth place, Lamar is in fifth place shooting a 324 and Otero Junior College sixth carding a team score of 329.
The only MCC golfer in the Top 20 leaderboard after Thursday play was freshman Ethan Gough (Hillcrest, South Africa) who shot a two-under 70, two shots in back of the lead in third place
“With the exception of Ethan we struggled off tee, with our approaches, and our short game,” Loop said.
Freshman Spencer Wishon (Oberlin) was the only other MCC golfer to finish in the 70s, shooting a 79. That seven-over score is tied for 20th place. Freshman Brayden Dahl (Hillcrest, South Africa), who was the individual medalist last week at Heritage Hills, opened Thursday play with an 81 and is tied for 24th place.
Payton Craw (freshman McCook) shot an 82 and freshman Jordan Bingham (South Jordan, Utah) shot an 83.
“This team is so much better and hopefully it shows tomorrow,” Loop said.
Three MCC golfers are competing as individuals this weekend. Freshman Cayden Wynne (Lincoln Southwest) shot an 83, Adam Durband (sophomore, Heswall, England) an 84 and freshman Nathan Sughroue (Hastings Adams-Central) recorded an 86.
TEAM STANDINGS AFTER FIRST ROUND
1. Northeastern JC +4 292
2. Eastern Wyoming +10 298
3. McCook CC +24 312
4. Central Wyoming +26 314
5. Lamar CC +36 324
6. Otero JC +41 329
MCC FIRST ROUND SCORES
T3. Ethan Gough - 2 70
T20. Spencer Wishon +7 79
T24. Brayden Dahl +9 81
T26. Payton Craw +10 82
T32. Jordan Bingham +11 83
Competing as an individuals
T32. Cayden Wynne +11 83
35. Adam Durband +12 84
T37. Nathan Sughroue +14 86