Busters golf 8th in Lubbock; Volleyball loses to Dodge
By ADAM HOLT
The Garden City Community College men's golf team finished eighth at the NJCAA DI National Championship Preview, at the Rawls Course in Lubbock, Texas.
The Broncbusters improved their team score in each of the three rounds of the tournament, contested on Monday and Tuesday, finishing with a team score of 916. Garden City shot rounds of 311 and 307 on Monday before finishing with a 298 in the final round on Tuesday.
Trey Fankhouser was the top finisher for the Busters, coming in 25th individually with a 73-77-76--227. Camrin Nissen tied for 28th with a 12-over-par 228. Matthew LeGrange shot a 230 to tie for 39th, while Will Paulsell tied for 45th with a 234 and Zach Dunlap tied for 57th with a 240.
Garden City finished 46 shots back of team champion Odessa Community College (Texas), which finished one stroke ahead of McLennan Community College (Texas), 870-871. Jayhawk Conference rival Dodge City was third at 887 and Hutchinson came in sixth with a 905.
Garden City next competes at the McLennan College Coca Cola Men's Classic next Monday and Tuesday at Twin Rivers Golf Course in Waco, Texas,
The Garden City Community College volleyball team dropped its Tuesday road match at Dodge City in five sets, 25-23, 20-25, 24-26, 25-23, 13-15.
The loss leaves Garden City with a 5-8 mark in region and conference play, and 19-16 record overall.
The loss, combined with fourth-place Colby's win over Cloud County means Garden City will finish in fifth place in the Region VI Division I standings and go on the road for the first round of the region playoffs.
Garden City finishes the regular season with a 6:30 p.m. match Thursday against Pratt at the Perryman Athletic Complex.