The Northeastern Junior College men’s golf team started their season off strong, setting a new team scoring record at the Central Wyoming College Tournament last week.
On Thursday, the first day of the tournament, the Plainsmen shot 298, which put them in second place. The following day they set a new team scoring record at 295, narrowly beating the old record of 296 set in the spring of 2014, according to coach Vernon Harbart. Overall the team finished second in the tournament with a 593.
Leading the team was Jackson Rottschafer who shot 70 on the first day and 74 on the second day, for a total score of 144, putting him in a third place tie with Oscar Behle of Eastern Wyoming College. Next was Mateo Salsido, with an overall score of 148, which landed him in seventh place.
Matthew Campbell shot a 151, tying with Conrado Chozas of Eastern Wyoming College and just behind him was Mason Bernard, who shot 152, giving him an 11th place tie with Joshua Wiese of Eastern Wyoming College.
Sterling High School standout Trey Kuntz shot a 154 in his first game as a Plainsman, landing in 14th place in a tie with Tyler Cassaday of Lamar Community College, and fellow SHS alum Chase Hume tied for 16th place with Adam Durban of McCook Community College, shooting a 155.
Plainswomen take second place in season opener
The Plainswomen also had a successful tournament. On opening day they shot 481, putting them in second place and on the second day they maintained that placing, shooting 457. Overall they took second place in the tournament with 938.
Leading the team was Kylee Monaco with an overall score of 215, putting her in fifth place. Annabelle Flores came in eighth with 222, Adiya Robbins took tenth place with 241 and Maya McQuigg came in 11th with 260.
Up next, both teams will travel to the McCook Community College Tournament on Thursday and Friday. They will have their first home tournament of the season Thursday, Sept. 16 and Friday, Sept. 17.