LAS VEGAS – The Lewis-Clark State College golf teams opened the spring portion of the season at the Las Vegas Desert Classic on Sunday and Monday at the Revere Golf Club. The No. 17-ranked LCSC women’s golf team finished third against stiff competition.
After being tied for fifth at the end of day one, the Warrior women shot the second best round of the day and of the tournament on Monday (313). The team finished with a score of 662, trailing only Grand Valley State (638) and Midwestern State (642).
“I thought they played extremely well today,” LCSC head coach Paul Thompson said about his team. “That was tough competition and a really tough golf course, but it was a good experience.”
The two-day event included 11 teams on the women’s side and 19 on the men’s. Most teams were from the NCAA Division II ranks.
LCSC's strong effort was led by Brooke Dagner (pictured above) who shot a 74 on Monday, the best round of the tournament. The senior from Sonoma, Calif., finished tied for fifth with a 36-hole total of 160. She was just three strokes behind top finisher Taylor Klutts of Midwestern State (Texas).
“She was putting extremely well today,” said Warrior assistant coach Cliff Carrick. “She’s always been a real solid player and today she shoots the low round. We’re very proud of her.”
Junior Idah Whisenant wasn’t far off the pace either as she shot a 79 on day two to claim eighth at 163. Heather Bruce took 25th (171), Kelsey Haycock was 28th (173), and Morgan Scott tied for 41st (179).
Final results on the men’s side were not available on Monday. When full results become available they will be posted at www.LCWarriors.com.
The LCSC men held eighth after day one, and Thompson said they closed with a better round but probably did not improve their standing.
Jason Molner led the Warriors over the final 18 holes with a 71, Rylee Iacolucci had a 75, Danny Torres came in at 79, James Rooney 89, and Joel Christensen 93.
Accoding to Thompson, Iacolucci led the team on Sunday with a 79, and was one of just a handful of players to shoot in the 70s on what was a very windy day. The men were originally scheduled for 36 holes on Sunday, but the weather conditions forced the teams to play just 18.
The Warriors will host their only event of the spring on Monday-Tuesday, March 11-12, at the Clarkston (Wash.) Country Club. After this, both teams will head to Salt Lake City, Utah, on April 15-16 to play in the final regular-season Frontier Conference tournament.
Women’s Results: Individuals | Team | Team (with players)
UPDATE (03-05-13): Complete men's results are now available: Individuals | Team | Team (with players)