Eastern Wyoming College freshman golf team member Kash Kaufman, Torrington, WY, started the spring golf season out right with a split for 1st place at the Otero Junior College tournament. Kaufman led the Lancers with a two-day score of 111. He shot at 70 in round one and a 41 in round two. Round two was called after 9 holes because of the wind.
The Lancers finished in 4th place in the tournament with a total score of 464. McCook Community College was 1st with 457, 2nd place - Lamar Community College with 459, and Otero Junior College was 3rd with 463.
"Kash grinded hard both days and came out splitting the individual win. I was excited to see him start out the season so well," said Coach Zach Smith. "We didn't get the team results we had hoped for at this tournament but we are already preparing to turn that around at the next tournament. The competition is tough and we need to be prepared for that."
Other Lancer individual scores are as follows:
George Elliot, freshman, Salisbury, United Kingdom, 72, 42 – 114, tied 7th Gonzalo Arcelay Fernandez-Meras, freshman, Munguia, Spain, 72 – 45, tied 12th Trey Massey, sophomore, Lander, Wyoming, 76 – 43, 119 Jared Pilkington, sophomore, Scottsbluff, NE, 77 – 43, 120 Cameron Heath, freshman, Bolton, United Kingdom, 81 – 39, 120
The Lancers will play in the Lamar Community College tournament March 28-29.