Monday, September 22, 2014

KCKCC golfers second in field of four-year colleges


KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- Kansas City Kansas Community College’s 2014-15 golf season is off to an outstanding start.

Competing in a field jam-packed with four-year colleges and universities, the Blue Devils finished a solid runnerup in the Central Methodist University Fall Eagle Open played at Hailridge Golf Club in Boonville, Mo.

Boasting the top five finishers in medalist play, William Woods finished the first day eight under par with a 276 and added a 4-under 280 for a 556 total while KCKCC rebounded from an opening 292 with a 286 for a 578 total.

Columbia College was third with 581 followed by William Penn, 590; Missouri Valley, 595; Fontbonne, 602; Allen County Community College, 613; Central Methodist, 624; Evangel, 626; Avila, 627; and Westminster, 684.

Sophomore Seve Sites of SM West led the Blue Devils, finishing sixth with an even par 142 on rounds of 69 and 73 while freshman Marc McClain of Bonner Springs was alone in seventh with a 70-73-143.

Soph Charlie Rinehart of Piper was another two strokes back, bouncing back from an opening 76 with a 2-under par 69.

Alex Forristal, a sophomore from Olathe North, tied for 19th at 77-71-148 with soph Lane Pauls of Newton tied for 28th at 77-73-150 and Piper sophomore Montana Fasching tied for 39th at 78-76-154.

The Blue Devils are back in action this week, competing in the Evangel Fall Invitational in Springfield.