Former Crusader wins KCAC Men's Golf Championship!

Create: 04/30/2016 - 17:21
The following article and photo appeared on // Southwestern College's website.

GARDEN CITY, Kan. – The Southwestern College men's golf team put a wrap on its 2015-16 campaign this past Tuesday afternoon. Junior Brian Peck claimed individual medalist honors, and the Moundbuilders finished second as a team at the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Golf Championship, which took place at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course in Garden City, Kan.
After opening the tournament with rounds of 72 (E) and 74 (+2), Brian Peck carded a two-under-par round of 70 in Tuesday's final round to force a tie atop the leaderboard with Oklahoma Wesleyan's Austen Fuller. The two then paired up in a play-off to determine the KCAC Individual Champion. Both players missed the mark on their playoff tee shot. Peck's fell into the left rough, while Fuller found the tall native grass, but both players laid up in the fairway on their second shots. Fuller faced a shot of approximately 180 yards from the middle of the fairway, while Peck lined up for his third shot from about 100 yards out. Fuller's approach landed about 25 feet left of the pin for birdie, but Peck answered with an approach that stopped just over 25 feet from the pin. His birdie putt just missed, but Fuller's did the same, leaving each player with a three-foot par putt. Fuller's putt lipped out, and Peck's putt dropped into the cup for the championship. Peck finished at 216 for the 54-hole tournament.
Senior Seth Bryan finished four strokes behind Peck, carding a 220 (77-70-73) to finish fourth, while Justin Churchill carded a 222 (76-72-74) and finished seventh. Kyle Karpe and Chris Kelly rounded out the Moundbuilder scorecard in the championship event. Karpe posted a 231 (78-78-75), while Kelly finished at 238 (83-76-79).
As a team, Southwestern finished second in the tournament with a three-round team score of 887. The Moundbuilders finished 19 strokes ahead of third-placed Bethany, but trailed the KCAC Champion, Oklahoma Wesleyan, by 15 strokes.
KCAC Men's Golf Championship
Southwestern Results
1. Brian Peck: 72-74-70=216
4. Seth Bryan: 77-70-73=220
7. Justin Churchill: 76-72-74=222
14. Kyle Karpe: 78-78-75=231
25. Chris Kelly: 83-76-79=238
Team Standings
1. Oklahoma Wesleyan: 284-289-299=872
2. Southwestern: 303-292-292=887
3. Bethany: 307-309-290=906
4. Sterling: 316-303-311=930
5. Kansas Wesleyan: 316-310-313=939
6. Ottawa: 319-317-311=947
7. Bethel: 318-312-319=949
8. York: 356-356-342=1,054

Congratulations Brian - that is truly awesome!! Brian is the son of David and Kathy Peck here in Wellington.

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