KCKCC golfers honored after best conference finish

All-Jayhawk Conference golf recognition has been earned by KCKCC freshmen Seve Sites, left, and Lane Pauls. Runnerup in the Jayhawk Championship, Pauls was named to the second team while Sites earned honorable mention. (KCKCC photo by Gary Shrader)

by Alan Hoskins
Turning in their best performances of the Jayhawk Conference season has earned two Kansas City Kansas Community College golfers post-season recognition.
Runnerup in the Jayhawk Championship, Lane Pauls of Newton was named to the All-Jayhawk second team while Seve Sites of Shawnee Mission West earned honorable mention with a seventh place. Both are freshmen.
Their performances helped KCKCC finish third in the Jayhawk Championship, the Blue Devils best conference finish of the season. Dodge City won the title with a 54-hole score of 904 followed by Johnson County (910) and KCKCC (917). Played at Sand Creek in Newton, Hutchinson was fourth (923) followed by Barton County (933), Garden City (957), Independence (959), Coffeyville (974) and Allen County (996).
Pauls finished just a stroke back of Hutchinson”s Jordan Hecker in the battle for medalist honors. Pauls had rounds of 72, 76 and 74 for a 6-over 222 total that tied with Dodge City’s Ryan Hand for second.
Sites’ rounds of 76, 77 and 76 for a 229 tied him for seventh while freshman Dalton Ayres of Newton tied for 14th (78-79-75–232), sophomore Collin Herron of Topeka Hayden shared 21st (81-80-75—236); and Piper freshman Montana Fasching tied for 30th (80-79-82—241).
The Blue Devils close out regular season play Monday and Tuesday, competing in the NJCAA Regional Tournament in Lawrence.

KCKCC golfers just miss third in best Jayhawk outing

by Alan Hoskins

Kansas City Kansas Community College’s young golf team turned it its best Jayhawk Conference performance of the season in the fifth designated tournament of the year Sunday and Monday.

Putting together rounds of 296 and 310 for a 606 total, the Blue Devils finished fourth just a stroke back of third place Johnson County (305).

Dodge City continued its season-long dominance of the league with a 3-under par 573 with Hutchinson second (583) in the 36-hole tourney played at Rolling Meadows in Junction City.

Freshmen had the four low scores for KCKCC led by Seve Sites of Shawnee Mission West, who had a 74-75-149 to tie for ninth.

Montana Fasching of Piper was another stroke back at 75-75-150 to tie for 12th while Lane Pauls tied for 19th (73-79-152) and Dalton Ayres shared 24th (74-81-155). Both are from Newton.

Sophomore Collin Herron of Topeka Hayden finished in a tie for 31st at 76-81-157 and Alec Otting of Basehor was 51st with a 90-86-176.

A 10-team tournament, Garden City finished fifth (609) followed by Independence (616), Barton County (632), Coffeyville (635), Allen County (658) and Colby (672).

The Blue Devils will close out KJCCC play April 20-22 when the 54-hole Jayhawk championship tournament will be held at Sand Creek in Newton.

Blue Devil golfers second in 19-team Bethel Tournament

Members of the Kansas City Kansas Community College golf team took a few minutes for a photo on a railway car while competing in the Bethel Spring Invitational Saturday and Sunday in Newton and Hesston. (KCKCC photo by Gary Shrader)

by Alan Hoskins

One of only two community colleges in the 19-team field, Kansas City Kansas Community College finished second in the Bethel Spring Golf Invitational Saturday and Sunday.

Bethany took top honors in the 36-hole tourney played in 40 mile an hour wins with an even 600 with KCKCC edging a second Bethany team 639-640 for second place.

“The wind was brutal the second day,” said KCKCC coach Gary Shrader. “Everyone’s score soared, most by 8-10 strokes but several by as many as 20 or 30.”

Doane College finished fourth (644) followed by Ottawa (645), Pittsburg State and Dakota Wesleyan (648), Hastings (650). Kansas Wesleyan (662) and Briar Cliff (670).

The tourney was played at Sand Creek in Newton and Hesston Golf Club.

Freshmen Lane Pauls of Newton and Seve Sites of Shawnee Mission West finished in a tie for sixth to lead the Blue Devils. Pauls had rounds of 73-82-155 and Sites 72-83-155.

Sophomore Collin Herron of Topeka Hayden tied for 37th (79-87-166), freshman Montana Fasching of Piper shared 41st (78-90-168) and Newton frosh Dalton Ayres rounded out the scoring, tying for 73rd with a 178 after an opening 74.

The Blue Devils return to Jayhawk Conference play Saturday and Sunday, competing in the second spring designated tournament at Rolling Meadows in Junction City.