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Golf – Cavaliers secure conference championship

04/25/13

Golf – Cavaliers secure conference championship

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Johnson County Community College golf team knew what it had to do to win this year’s KJCCC title, and they rose up to the challenge. The Cavaliers won the final conference tournament of the season at Sand Creek Station in Newton, Kan., securing the overall conference title for Johnson County. This is the sixth championship in JCCC history, but the first since 2002. 

All five JCCC golfers finished in the top 10, and Cavaliers defeated runner-up Dodge City by eight strokes.  Hutchinson finished third, followed by Garden City and Independence. 

Freshman Alex Forristal led the Cavaliers by finishing third place with a one under par total over 36 holes. He opened with 69, setting a new team course record, and backed it up with a 74. This was his fourth top five finish of the season. 

One stroke back to and in fourth place was freshman Gage Scheer. He fired a pair of 72s to finish with an even par 144 total. This was Scheer’s third finish in the top five. 

Sophomore Joey Morrisey tied for seventh with a 148 total, posting rounds of 73 and 75, and sophomore Mario Funcic and Trevor Tannahill tied for ninth with a 149. Funcic fired rounds of 75 and 74. Tannahill went 74, 75. 

With the final conference tournament concluded, the final individual standings were also completed, and all five Johnson County players earned all-conference recognition. 

Funcic finished fourth overall with 28.8 points, which earned him first-team honors. Forristal, Scheer and Tannahill were second-team performers. Forristal was sixth with 28.1 points. Scheer was seventh with 26.5, and Tannahill finished in ninth place with 18.5 points.  Morrisey accumulated 13.55 points to finish 11th and earn honorable mention honors. 

The Cavalier return to Sand Creek Station April 29-30 for the NJCAA District III Championship. The top six teams will advance to play at the NJCAA National Tournament May 12-17, at the Rawls Course at Texas Tech in Lubbock.

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For schedules, rosters, and other team information, go to www.jccc.edu/cavs.