The sixth ranked Kirkwood Men's Golf Team will be competing at the NJCAA Division II Men's Golf National Championship May 21-24. The tournament is held at Goose Pond Colony Golf Course in Scottsboro, AL and features regional team champions and individual qualifiers from all over the country.
Best of Luck to the Eagle players: Jordan Azbell, Sean Cleary, Mitch Jacobi, Ryan Johnson, Marcus Giltner and Coach Darin Pint.
For more information on the tournament pairings as well as scores please click HERE.
The Region XI Men's Golf Tournament will be played at Hunter's Ridge Golf Course in Marion on May 6 and 7. Monday's tee time is set for 12:30pm and Tuesday's tee time will be at 9:00am. The tournament was originally scheduled to be at the Fort Dodge Golf & Country Club on May 5-6, however, due to the weather/course conditions in Fort Dodge, the tournament was moved to Marion.
Results will be posted on the ICCAC website immediately after completion of the tournament. Click HERE for the link. Go Eagles!
The Kirkwood Men's Golf Team took part in the 13 team Invitational held at Fort Dodge Country Club hosted by Iowa Central Community College. It was another tough scoring day for everyone as winds and cold weather prevented anyone from breaking par at the Par 71 course. Kirkwood was led by co-meet medalist, sophomore Ryan Johnson, who carded a +2 over par 73 which included 13 pars, 2 birdies, 2 bogies and 1 double bogey. Following up Johnson was Marcus Giltner who fired a 76 and trio of players at 77, which included Sean Cleary, Mitch Jacobi and Jordan Azbell.
The Eagles, who shot a team score of 303, won the tournament by two shots over runner-up AIB. 3rd place was shared by DMACC and Iowa Lakes CC, who both shot 309. Kirkwood did just enough to hold on as there were plenty of chances out there to distance themselves from their competitors.
"We hit the ball good enough today to play with most teams but our putters went cold. We counted up the number of putts inside of 10 feet that we missed as a team (26) and wondered how we had won," Head Coach Darin Pint said. "If you make a handful of those short ones, you don't leave the door open to get beat, but I'm proud of the guys not letting it affect their ball-striking. They kept giving themselves opportunities."
Kirkwood (34-6) will continue their season this Friday/Saturday at the 19 team Buena Vista Invitational held at Lake Creek Country Club in Storm Lake, IA.