With all five players shooting in the 70s for the second straight day, the Lewis-Clark State College men’s golf team again shot the best round on its way to victory in its own 36-hole Warrior Invitational, which wrapped up play at the Clarkston Golf & Country Club on Tuesday.
The Warriors bested their first-round score by one stroke with a 308 on Tuesday for a 617 total. Whitworth jumped two spots into second place with a 633, while Columbia Basin also leaped a couple of spots to claim third at 639.
On the women’s side, the Warriors improved their team score by 16 shots over the first day. The problem for LCSC is that leader Rocky Mountain also improved by 16 shots and went on to capture the title with a 690 score, while the Warriors were second at 700.
This is LCSC’s only home match of the season.
Overnight rain helped the players handle the tough pin placements and fast greens from Monday’s round. Only two of the nine men’s teams that finished play on Tuesday shot worse team scores on the second day, while all four women’s teams improved team scores by at least 12 shots on the second day.
LCSC’s Tyler Johnson, a junior from Hayden, Idaho, tied for the low round of the day with a 1-over-par 73 to give him a 151 total. That left him tied for the top spot among the scoring golfers with Max Bonk of Pacific over the 36 holes. Kyler Gable, who shot the best scoring round on Monday with a 76, had a 79 for a 155 total for LCSC, which tied him for fourth overall. Connor McCracken also had a 79 on Tuesday for LCSC for a 156 total, while Brad Tracy had a 77 for a 156. Drew Reinland rounded out LCSC’s scoring with a 79 for a 157 total.
LCSC was the only team to have all five players shoot in the 70s on Tuesday. Only the top four individual scores were used each day for the team score.
The top overall score of the tournament was posted by LCSC’s Jason Molner, who played as an individual. The junior from Longview, Wash., shot his second straight 73 for a 146 total, which was five shots better Johnson’s total.
On the women’s side, Rocky Mountain’s Brittini Jones had the top round of the day with an 80, while teammate Katy Peterson finished as the low finisher for the two days with a 163 total.
LCSC has three of the top five finishers overall. Freshman Brooke Dagner from Sonoma, Calif., was the Warriors top finisher with a 170 after she shot her second straight 85. Her total placed her second overall, two shots ahead of teammate Idah Whisenant, a freshman from Lewiston, who tied for third overall at 172. Senior Alana Norris was one shot behind in fifth at 173. Norris, from Nanaimo, British Columbia, tied for the second lowest round on Tuesday with an 84.
The Warriors next tournament is the Spring Opener on March 28-29 in St. George, Utah.
Team scores – 1, Lewis-Clark State 309-308–617. 2, Whitworth 323-310–633. 3, Columbia Basin CC 327-312–639. 4, Spokane Community College 331-309–640. 5, North Idaho College 322-319–641. 6, Northwest Nazarene 327-316–643. 7, Rocky Mountain 332-317–649. 8, Lethbridge College 316-334–650. 9, Pacific 326-334–660. 10, University of Lethbridge 332-DNF–DNF.
Top five scoring individuals – 1, tie, Tyler Johnson, LCSC, and Max Bonk, Pacific, 151. 3, Baneron Lamb, Columbia Basin CC 153. 4, tie, Kyler Gable, LCSC, and Andrew Roller, Spokane CC, 155.
LCSC – Tyler Johnson 78-73–151, Kyler Gable 76-79–155, Connor McCracken 77-79–156, Brad Tracy 79-77–156, Drew Reinland 78-79–157.
Whitworth – Jesse Salzwedel 80-76–156, Cameron Whittle 80-77–157, Ryan Young 80-78–158, Christian Bordeau 83-79–162, Stephen Plopper 88-88–176.
Columbia Basin CC – Baneron Lamb 75-78–153, Colter Morton 78-78–156, Austin Key 85-76–161, Noah Irshad 89-81–170, Tyler Jensen 95-80–175.
SCC – Andrew Roller 78-77–155, Connor Claeys 84-77–161, Brandon Koehler 84-78–162, Alex Pounds 85-77–162, Graham Schmaltz 85-83–168.
NIC – Jeremy Jensen 76-81–157, Kris Brett 82-75–157, Jacob Erickson 81-82–163, Justin Newton 83-81–164, Ben Johnson 84-89–173.
NNU – Nick Hardy 79-79–158, Zach Grunig 83-76–159, Leon Vasquez 83-78–161, Thomas Hanacek 82-83-165, Brook Sargent 90-83–173.
RMC – Tom Meyer 81-76–157, Connor Rakowski 83-80–163, Andy Rutz 80-85–165, Justin Arney 88-82–170, Luke Martinson 91-79–170.
Lethbridge C. – Brennan Rumancik 76-80–156, Tanner Laidlow 76-82–158, Derrik Goodwin 81-81–162, Brady Karlson 83-91–174, Jordan Gibson 88-90–178.
Pacific – Max Bonk 75-76–151, Joshua Mau 83-84–167, Ben Wright 83-86–169, Ryan Beeson 85-88–173, Chasen Bahouth 88-88–176.
U of Lethbridge – Wes Chapman 78-79–157, Todd Chapman 79-81–160, Luke Dupley 8288–170, Colin McIver 93-DNF–DNF, Jon Algeo 96-DNF–DNF.
Non-scoring individuals – Jason Molner, LCSC, 73-73–146, Dillon Williams, LCSC, 79-75–154, Scott Borsa, Leth 77-80–157, Ben House, LCSC, 79-82–161, Eli Bowen, SCC, 82-79–161, Tyler Barrong, SCC, 81-84–165, Eric Porter, Leth, 83-83–166, James Rooney, LCSC, 84-82–166, Austin Butts, RMC, 85-81–166, Nic Gibson, NNU 85-84–169, Davis Halle, NNU 81-89–170, Jared Strickland, RMC, 92-86–178, Shawn Hartman, Leth, 94-89–183, Mark Heaton 99-92-191, Adam Freiburghaus, NNU, 102-98–200..
Team scores – 1, Rocky Mountain 353-337–690. 2, Lewis-Clark State 358-342–700. 3, North Idaho College 395-364–759. 4, Spokane Community College 394-382–776.
Top 5 individuals – 1, Katy Peterson, RMC, 163. 2, Brooke Dagner, LCSC, 170. 3, tie, Brittini Jones, RMC, and Idah Whisenant, LCSC, 172. 5, Alana Norris, LCSC, 173.
Rocky Mountain – Katy Peterson 75-88–163, Brittini Jones 92-80–172, Lindsey Holzworth 92-85–177, Rachel Hosterman 94-84–178, Allie Sauvageau 104-103–207.
LCSC – Brooke Dagner 85-85-170, Idah Whisenant 87-85–172, Alana Norris 89-84–173, Kelsey Haycock 97-88–185, Shanna Herman 98-88–186.
Spokane Community College – Kelsey Berg 92-89–181, Alexa David 93-89–182, Kiana Payne 100-100–200, Sonnie Mitchell 109-104–213.
North Idaho College – Rachel Westby 94-87–181, Emily Thorud 95-92–187, Makena Schevenius 101-95–196, Natalia Arlint 105-91–196, Kayla Lloyd 115-99–214.
Pacific University – Valeri Kitamori 89-85–174, , Kaci Linton 98-97–195, Tami Park 93-103–196.
Columbia Basin – Gina Ojeda 91-89–180, Amy Verderber 100-94–194, Erin Fardell 110-107–217.
Lethbridge – Jamie Smeaton 87-99–186, Tannis Tailfeathers 104-96–200.
Non varsity – Jordan Knapp, LCSC, 95-97–192, Allie Sauvageau, RMC, 96-97–193.