6th at KCAC 1
WICHITA — The Bethel College golf team is in sixth place after the first round of play in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament no. 1 at the Crestview Country Club North Course in Wichita.
Results from the tournament will carry into the KCAC Championships April 23 and 24 at Buffalo Dunes in Garden City.
Sterling leads after the first round with a team score of 317, followed by Bethany at 320, Kansas Weseleyan at 322, Oklahoma Wesleyan at 325, Ottawa at 337, Bethany at 340, Southwestern at 342 and York at 353.
Jin Ho (Peter) Choi of Sterling leads the field with a three-over par 75. Scott Farrall of Bethany is one stroke back at 76. Ben Hadden of Kansas Wesleyan is third at 77.
Bethel’s Parker Austin is tied for fourth with Josh Meeks of Bethany and Braden Ricks of Kansas Wesleyan (playing as an individual), all three back at 78.
Bethel’s Connor Mickens is tied for 19th at 83, followed by Sam Bertholf tied for 37th at 87 and Chase Sparks and Chase Anderson each tied for 46th at 92.
Newton grad Tanner Pauls, who plays for Ottawa as an individual, is tied for 24th at 84.
The final round of play begins at 9 a.m. today.
KCAC Tournament 1
Par 72, 6,959 yards
1. Sterling 317 (1. Jin Ho (Peter) Choi 75, T11. Jin Beom (Paul) Choi 80, T13. Marshall Martin 81, T13. Anders Lindanger 81, T40. Matthew Smith 88).
2. Bethany 320 (2. Scott Farrall 76, T4. Josh Meeks 78, T19. Simon Bourel 83, T19. Nathan Limbacher 83, T24. Jordan Della Guistina 84).
3. Kansas Wesleyan 322 (3. Ben Hadden 77, T7. Troy Watson 79, T17. Coleman Houk 82, T24. Logan Vacca 84, T29. Sam Flinn 85).
4. Oklahoma Wesleyan 325 (T7. Nick Waite 79, T7. Jack Pritchard 79, T17. Keaton Divelbiss 82, T29. Andrew Lehman 85, T40. Chase Gafner 88).
5. Ottawa Univ. 337 (T13. Michael Kinkelaar 81, T24. Doug Radley 84, T32. Cameron Cross 86, T32. Jordan Bulcock 86, T32. JT Engelbart 86).
6. Bethel 340 (T4. Parker Austin 78, T19. Connor Mickens 83, T37. Sam Bertholf 87, T46. Chase Sparks 92, T46. Chase Anderson 92).
7. Southwestern 342 (T7. Chase Carr 79, T24. Daren Reed 84, T32. Troy Fort 86, T48. Roger Klenke 93, 52. Daniel Swisher WD).
8. York 353 (T32. Brady Dunagan 86, T40. Graham Marks 88, 43. Trae Martinez 89, 44. Zane Pfau 90, 45. Keenan Kelly 91).
Individuals — T4. Braden Ricks KW 78, T11. Carter Hoss OW 80, T13. Jose Maria Cunha Bty. 81, T19. Birgir Magnusson Bty. 83, T19. Trevor Millard KW 83, T24. Tanner Pauls Ott. 84, T29. Juan Patlan OW 85, T37. Jacob Becker Ott. 87, T37. Liam Todd St. 87, T48. William Bowman Yo. 93, 50. Casey Dougherty St. 96, 51. Charles Bowman Yo. 107.
HESSTON — The Hesston College softball team finished a weekend homestand 1-3 in NJCAA Division II, Region VI play at the Hesston City Field.
Friday, Hesston lost a pair of games to Labette Community College 3-0 and 8-0. The second game was called after five innings on the eight-run rule.
Saturday, Hesston split with Coffeyville Community College, winning the first game 8-2, but dropping the second game 11-7.
In the first game against Labette, Hesston was held to one hit. Labette starter Paige Jones allowed one walk and struck out seven. Megan Taylor went three for three hitting for Labette with an RBI. Macy Williams went two for three. Gwen Smalley and Abbey Westmoreland each drove in a run.
In the second game, Labette scored in every inning but the third. Laura Pineda went two for two hitting with a home run and two RBIs. Smalley also drove in two runs. Payton Nigh went two for three with an RBI. Mikayla Mahlo went two for three. Macy Williams and Taylor each drove in a run.
Haylee VanDeventer tossed a complete-game three-hitter for Labette, striking out six.
In the first game against Coffeyville, Hesston outhit the Ravens 8-3. Down 1-0 after three innings, Hesston outscored Coffevillle 8-1 in the next three.
Bailey Naden took the loss for Coffeyville, allowing three runs on two hits with three walks. Alexia Taylor finished the game, allowing five runs on three hits with two walks and two strikeouts.
In the second game, Hesston scored six runs in the bottom of the second to take a 7-1 lead. Coffeyville came back with six runs in the fourth, a run in the fifth and two in the sixth. Alyssa Dawson hit a home run and drove in three for the Ravens. Hannah Skaggs drove in two. Adrienne Meyers and Reagan Bradley each went two for five with two RBIs.
Dawson pitched a complete game, allowing five earned runs on nine hits with two walks and two strikeouts.
Hesston’s stats were not reported.
Hesston is 17-12, 2-6 in region play, and plays Friday at Fort Scott Community College to kick off a six-game road trip.