LCSC men fight cold to win Warrior Golf Invite
Despite the calendar declaring it as the first day of spring, Tuesday felt more like winter for most of the golfers at the Clarkston Golf & Country Club on the final day of the 36-hole Warrior Invitational. Battling low temperatures and gusty winds, the Lewis-Clark State College men’s golf team was able to make the shots it needed to claim the title.
The No. 17-ranked Warriors began the day trailing Frontier Conference foe Rocky Mountain College by three strokes but were helped by the play of Drew Reinland (above photo) who took home medalist honors. The sophomore shot the best scoring round on Monday with a 71 and then had a 76 on Tuesday for a total of 147.
Teammate Kyler Gable shot an 81 on Monday and tied for the best round on Tuesday at 75 for a total of 156, which tied him for fifth-place overall.
As a team, LCSC shot 308 in the first round and 312 in the second for a score of 620. Rocky Mountain finished second with a total of 623 after shooting 305 on Monday and 318 on Tuesday.
“It was a very cold and windy day,” said LCSC head coach Paul Thompson. “The boys just kind of held in there, and made up the deficit. They still struggled with their putting but were able to get a win.”
The weather seemed to be too much for the Warrior women as they entered the day with a four stroke lead, but ended up falling to Rocky Mountain by the same total.
“I think the cold and wind just got to them.”
Rocky’s Rachel Hosterman took the medalist honors with an 83 in round one and a day-best 78 in round two for a total of 161. LCSC’s Idah Whisenant, who led after shooting a 77 in round one, had an 88 on Tuesday to dip to second-place overall with a score of 165. Fellow Warrior Brooke Dagner took third at 167 with rounds of 85 and 82.
No. 20-ranked LCSC shot 340 in round one and 359 in round two to finish at 699, while Rocky scored 344 and 351 to total 695.
“We’re going to work real hard on our chipping and putting and see if we can improve before our next tournament.”
The next tournament for both Warrior teams will be the Frontier Conference tournament at the Lewiston Country Club on April 9-10. The event is the third and final conference tournament of the season. The regular season champion is determined by the combined team score of the three conference tournaments during the season.
The LCSC women currently trail No. 15-ranked Westminster by 38 strokes in the standings, while the Warrior men are just 12 behind Rocky Mountain and nine behind Carroll college.
Team scores – 1, Lewis-Clark State College 308-312-620. 2, Rocky Mountain College 305-318-623. 3, University of Lethbridge 314-316-630. 4, North Idaho College 314-318-632. 5, Lethbridge College 318-328-646. 6, Columbia Basin 333-335-668.
Top five scoring individuals – 1, Drew Reinland, LCSC, 147. 2, Todd Chapman, U. of Lethbridge, 152. 3, Daniel Thompseti, RMC, 154. 4, Dylan Thornboreugh, Lethbridge College, 155. 5, tied, Kyler Gable, LCSC, Cody Scheieman, RMC, Matt Harrison, U. of Lethbridge, 156.
LCSC – Drew Reinland 71-76-147, Kyler Gable 81-75-156, James Rooney 79-80-159, Jordan Beveridge 78-82-160, Tyler Johnson 80-81-161. Non-scoring individuals – Dillon Williams 81-81-162.
Rocky Mountain College—Daniel Thompseti 74-80-154, Cody Scheieman 77-79-156, Connor Rakowski 78-80-158, Tomy Meyer 76-83-159, Casey Faught 81-79-160. Non-scoring individuals – Fredrick Saverstand 79-79-158, Michael Schault 86-83-169, Cooper Simpson 86-83-169.
University of Lethbridge – Todd Chapman 74-78-152, Matt Harrison 81-75-156, Wes Chapman 78-83-161, Taylor Smith 81-81-162, Matt Geib 90-82-172. Non-scoring individuals – Jon Algeo 98-88-186.
North Idaho College – Eli Bowen 75-82-157, Spencer Skipper 81-77-158, Dylan Morrison 78-81-159, Justin Newton 80-81-161, Taylor Reed 91-79-170. Non-scoring individuals – Austin Westphal 85-79-164.
Lethbridge College – Dylan Thornboreugh 77-80-155, Brady Karlson 78-87-165, Taylor Irvin 83-82-165, Mitch Matichuk 85-81-166, Derrick Goodwin 80-88-168. Non-scoring individuals – Jordie Weich 82-84-166, Luke Meadows-Birch 85-82-167, Mitch Taylor 88-83-171.
Columbia Basin – Samuel Para 82-79-161, Matt Rezendes 83-82-165, Sean Prue 83-85-168, Gabe Porter 85-89-174, Randy McNair 92-96-188. Non-scoring individuals – Kenny Rutkowsky 95-82-177.
Team scores – 1, Rocky Mountain College 344-351-695. 2, Lewis-Clark State College 340-359-699. 3, North Idaho College 383-379-762.
Top five scoring individuals – 1, Rachel Hosterman, RMC, 161. 2, Idah Whisenant, LCSC, 165. 3, Brooke Dagner, LCSC, 167. 4, Katy Peterson, RMC, 169. 5, Gina Ojeda, Columbia Basin, 176.
Rocky Mountain College – Rachel Hosterman 83-78-161, Katy Peterson 81-88-169, Brittani Jones 88-94-182, Allie Sauvageau 92-94-186, Chere Anderson 98-91-189. Non-scoring individuals – Sam Northrop 102-87-189.
LCSC – Idah Whisenant 77-88-165, Brooke Dagner 85-82-167, Heather Bruce 87-90-177, Kelsey Haycock 91-99-190, Shanna Herman 94-100-194. Non-scoring individuals – Angela Vitek 100-103-203, Kelsey Bottorff, 103-102-205, Paige Blackburn 101-106-207.
North Idaho College – Arlee Colman 87-94-181, Makena Scheyenius 90-95-185, Chelsea Porter 96-93-189, Hannah Keough 110-97-207, Kayley Shupe 112-103-215.
Other non-scoring individuals – Columbia Basin – Gina Ojeda 91-85-176, Amy Verderber 106-92-198. Lethbridge College – Tannis Tailfeathers 88-91-179, Anna Danychuk 98-104-202.