LCSC men's golf team takes fifth at NAIA Fall Preview
SALEM, Ore. – Kyler Gable finished in a three-way tie for second overall to help the Lewis-Clark State College men’s golf team finish in fifth-place at the NAIA Fall Preview on Tuesday. The event was held at the Creek Side Golf Course, the location of this year’s NAIA men’s national championship.
The No. 12-ranked Warriors shot 300 on the day after a 304 on Monday to move up from ninth-place in the tournament standings. No. 7-ranked Texas Wesleyan won the title with a two-day team score of 588, No. 6 Johnson and Wales was second at 595, No. 3 British Columbia third at 597, and No. 13 Our Lady of the Lake fourth at 601.
“It’s a really tough golf course. It’s a good site for the national tournament,” said LCSC head coach Paul Thompson. “ We’re glad that we went, and if we do go to nationals then we will know what to expect.”
Gable, a senior from Hayden, Idaho, shot a 73 on Tuesday and a 72 on Monday to finish at one over par for the tournament. He was not far behind medalist Blake Vinson, of Texas Weleyan, who shot two under par over the two days.
“He played real consistent,” said Thompson of Gable. “He had a chance to win the tournament, but just missed a couple puts that he’d normally make. He played very well.”
Tyler Johnson was second for the Warriors and tied for 25th overall as he came in at eight over par. Drew Reinland was tied for 35th with a score of 10 over.
Next up on the LCSC men’s schedule is the Warrior Invitational at the Lewiston Country Club on Oct. 17-18.