ABOVE: The women’s golf team poses with their trophy from Monday and Tuesday’s tournament. The women’s team finished with a 36-hole combined score of 736.

By Tessa Castor

Staff reporter

The 2018 Moundbuilder Spring Classic was held on Monday and Tuesday at Quail Ridge Golf Course. Amid the cold and wind, Builder golfers braved the weather and came out successful.

The three top finishers on the women’s side were Builders. Abby Bertholf, biochemistry sophomore, led the team with a 36-hole total score of 171. Peyton Timmerman, English senior, came up second with a score of 174, and Lauren Sieh, communication freshman, placed third at 186.

“I think it’s fair to say that scoring was very hard,” said Reid Green, religion and philosophy sophomore. “The conditions were tough. The fact we could come away with a team win just shows that we were able to keep our heads down and just keep hitting one shot at a time.”

The women’s team ended the tournament with a 36-hole score of 736, finishing first as a team.

“The team did a nice job battling the wind and cold,” said Bertholf. “I am glad that everyone was able to keep a good attitude on the course and battle the conditions. It is also nice to have a full girls golf team. It was a great feeling for us to win at our home course.”
On the men’s side, Daren Reed, biology sophomore, posted a 36-hole total score of  163. Troy Fort, psychology senior, scored 168, and Chase Carr, business junior, finished with a score of 172. The men’s team finished with a 36-hole score of 679, placing fourth in the event.
The Builder women’s golf team is set to compete in Oklahoma City at the O-City Classic on Monday and Tuesday of next week, and the Builder men’s golf team will compete in the Bethel Spring Invitational in Hesston on Saturday and Sunday.

Tessa Castor is a sophomore majoring in English. You may email her at tessa.castor@sckans.edu.