The nationally ranked Barton Community College men’s and women's golf teams battled the elements and the field in the fall season finale to sweep Monday’s Barton Invitational held at Great Bend’s Stoneridge County Club.
Fresh off last week’s victory, the Barton Community College men's golf team placed fifth this week at the TJC Fall Invitational held Monday and Tuesday in Tyler, Texas. The No. 15 ranked Cougars shaved five strokes off their opening 297 round in moving up to a fifth place tie shooting a combined 13-over par 589. Erasing a three stroke first round deficit, No. 3 ranked Midland College took the crown of the twelve team field firing a combined 9-under par for a one stroke victory over Murray State College with an impressive 14-under par 562.
The Barton Community College men's golf team fired a combined 1-over par in the final round of the Blue Devil Fall Classic to run away with the title by sixteen strokes. The No. 18 ranked Cougars ended the first day of action in a 302 tie with Kirkwood Community College before taming the course at Kansas City’s Dub’s Dread Golf Club with the 289 for a 591 36-hole score.
Despite the weather conditions, the Barton Community College men's golf team was working its way up the leaderboard in the final round of the two-day Central Kansas Classic, only to have its charge through Tuesday's eleven holes wiped off the board with the Classic's conclusion due to rain being added to the mid-40 degree temperature. The Cougars officially ended in fourth place, having shot a combined 55-over 615 in Monday's two rounds of 15-25mph winds and decreasing temperature conditions throughout the day. Barton completed the morning session with a 311 and as the weather conditions deteriorated just like what was occurring in Tuesday's morning round, the Cougars played better golf in the afternoon carding a 304.
The Barton Community College men's golf team began its fall season this week with a solid third place finish at the Kansas Wesleyan University Fall Invitational held Monday and Tuesday at the Salina Country Club in Salina, Kansas. The No. 17 ranked Cougars found themselves in a three-way tie after the first round posting a 292 and despite improving a stroke on the final eighteen in carding a two day total of 583, was bettered by the competition in settling for the third spot out of the fourteen team field.