The Northeastern Plainsmen and Plainswomen golf teams made the trip to Riverton, Wyoming to compete in their first Fall season tournament. Hosting the two day tournament was Central Wyoming College that featured play at 1pm on Thursday, August 26th and 9am Friday, August 27th. Northeastern's men's golf team is compromised of a very young roster with only two returning sophmores whereas the women's team is a little more balanced with more sophmores than freshman. The golf teams are very excited to have their normal, full athletic schedule this academic year as last year's schedule was cut short due to COVID restrictions. Both the men and women's teams played a total of 36 holes during the tournament, 18 on Thursday and 18 on Friday.
During play for the Plainsmen, scores varied from day to day with some players having a better Thursday than Friday or vise versa. There was a total of 36 male players competing in the tournament from six different colleges, with three Plainsmen players finishing in the top 10. Most notable of the Plainsmen players was freshman Jackson Rottschafer out of Centennial, Colorado who finished with a two day score of 144 (70-74), good enough to tie for 3rd place in the tournament. Freshman Mateo Salcido out of Fort Morgan, Colorado finished in 7th place with a 148 (76-72) and freshman Matthew Campbell from Calgary, Canada finished with a tie at 9th place, shooting 151 (73-78). Overall, the Plainsmen placed 2nd as a team, with a first day score total of 298 and a second day score total of 295. Eastern Wyoming College took 1st place as a team, which has very competitive players that finished with three of the top four spots. Coach Vern Harbart was very pleased with his teams play. The second day score total of 295 is a new program record that beat out the previous record of 296 that has been held since the Spring 2014 season. Coach Harbart believes that this record could easily be broken again at the next upcoming tournament in McCook.
Matches for the Plainswomen were also competitive as well. Coach Harbart took four girls along for the trip to Riverton to compete. A total of 12 female players competed in the tournament from three different colleges, with three Plainswomen players finishing in the top 10. Most notable of the Plainswomen players was sophmore Kylee Monaco out of Arvada, Colorado who took 5th place respectively with a two day score total of 215 (108-107). Freshman Annabelle Flores from Colorado Springs, Colorado finished respectively in 8th place with a two day total score of 222 (113-109). Sophmore Adiya Robbins from Golden, Colorado finished in 10th place respectively with a two day total score of 241 (125-116). Overall, the Plainswomen placed 2nd as a team with a first day score total of 481 and a second day score total of 457. Central Wyoming College also finished 1st place in the women's category with a strong performance of winning three of the top four spots.
Both the Plainsmen and Plainswomen golf teams will travel to McCook, Nebraska this Thursday the 2nd and Friday the 3rd. The tournament will be hosted by the home team, McCook Community College. Tee off times are 12pm on Thursday and 10am on Friday, playing 18 holes each day.
Men's Golf Results:
Jackson Rottschafer = 144 (70-74) Tied for 3rd Place
Mateo Salcido = 148 (76-72) 7th Place
Matt Campbell = 151 (73-78) Tied for 9th Place
Mason Bernard = 152 (77-75) Tied for 11th Place
Trey Kuntz = 154 (81-73) Tied for 14th Place
Chase Hume = 155 (79-76) Tied for 16th Place
Women's Golf Results:
Kylee Monaco = 215 (108-107) 5th Place
Annabelle Flores = 222 (113-109) 8th Place
Adiya Robbins = 241 (125-116) 10th Place
Maya McQuigg = 260 (135-125) 11th Place