By ALAN HOSKINS
KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- Led by co-medalist Alex Forristal, Kansas City Kansas Community College rallied to a third place finish in the 2014 William Woods University Golf Tournament in Fulton, Mo. Monday and Tuesday.
A sophomore from Lenexa and Olathe East, Forristal’s big finish helped KCKCC vault from fifth to third place in the 9-team tournament made up of four-year colleges.
With four of the top nine finishers, William Woods won the tournament going away with rounds of 279-286 for a 565 total. Culver-Stockton finished second at 287-293-580.
Fifth at 306 after one round, the Blue Devils were just one stroke back of William Woods for the low round of the second day’s play.
Led by Forristal’s 66, a one-under 71 by Lane Pauls of Newton and an even par 72 by Seve Sites of SM West, the Blue Devils closed with a 287 for a 593 total. Southwestern College was fourth (594) followed by St. Xavier of Illinois (607), Hannibal LaGrange (626), Central Methodist (641), Haskell (647) and Westminster (759).
Pauls finished in a tie for 15th at 78-71-149 followed by Sites, who was 20th at 80-72-152; Charlie Rinehart of Piper, 29th at 78-78-156; and the lone freshman, Jeremy Dunham of Derby, 79-79-158.
The Blue Devils are now home for the annual Blue Devil Classic to be played Monday and Tuesday at Dub’s Dread.