Great first day for CCC golfers

By Steve Sell
October 04, 2016

SALINA — Central Christian College’s men’s golf team had a stunning first day Monday in the Kansas Wesleyan Invitational.

The Tigers were fourth out of 14 teams and even finished ahead of longtime KCAC power Bethany College, believed to be for the first time ever.

CCC’s Collin Duckworth tied for 4th after shooting 72. Teammate Lowell Stephens tied for 15th after a 74, one shot ahead of teammate John Browning. Also for the Tigers, Collin Person had a 79 and Jonathan Kramer shot a 91.

Bethany was fifth after Day 1. Josh Meeks led the way with a 72, while other Swede scores were Nathan Limbacher (75), Jordn Della Gustina (77), Meliton Moreno (77) and Olly Rubenstein (79).

Sterling shot a 288 for the team lead. Dodge City (291) and Dodge City (291) also finished ahead of the Tigers, who fired a 300.

Sterling’s Dalton Bartlett and Lorenzo Bolivar, and Barton County’s Jakkapat Horsangchai  shot 70s for the first-day lead.

The second round was scheduled for today.

• KIRL TIED FOR SECOND — Central’s Kari Kirl shot a career-best 83 in the women’s division and is tied with Bethany standout Aspen Bryant for second place. Both trail Baker’s Samantha Mitchell, who shot an 81. 

Also for CCC, Haley Smith shot 95.