(Ashland, NE)-The Oklahoma Wesleyan University Men’s Golf team completed its 2013-2014 season with a 2nd place finish in the MCAC Conference Tournament hosted at Quarry Oaks in Ashland, NE.
It was the Eagles highest conference finish since 2007. The tournament consisted of 36 holes on the first day of play. The Eagles completed the morning 18 with a 298. Spencer Colson (Fr., Tulsa, OK) led the Eagles with a 1-over 72.
Colson’s round left him in 5th place after the first 18 holes. Clayton Sikorski (Sr., Burlington, Ontario, Canada) finished the first round with a 74. Renior Knox (Fr., Corpus Christi, TX) and Scott Seymour (Jr., Moore, OK) both shot 76 in their first rounds. Alejandro Lopez (Fr., Medellin, Colombia) shot 78.
“I thought we played well this morning,” Head Coach T. J. Dickinson said. “We competed well, and we will see what happens this afternoon.”
The afternoon round would prove to be much tougher. The wind picked up, and the course played firmer and faster than the morning. The Eagles shot 302 in the afternoon 18. Colson, Knox, and Lopez all fired rounds of 75. Seymour added a 77, and Sikorski shot 78. The Eagles posted the 2nd best rounds in both the morning and the afternoon.
“It was a solid day for us,” Dickinson said. “We didn’t have our best stuff, but we competed and put some respectable rounds together.
“Bellevue played very well, and we just couldn’t catch them today.”
The second day was scheduled for the final 18 holes. Due to the rain and high winds, the tournament was deemed official with 36 holes. For the first time in school history, the Eagles had all five players’ part of the All-Tournament team.
Spencer Colson was 1st Team All-MCAC as a freshman with his 6th place finish. Clayton Sikorski, Scott Seymour, Renior Knox, and Alejandro Lopez were all 2nd Team All-MCAC.
“It was a terrific year for us,” Dickinson commented. “We know what we have to do to get better next year, and we will work hard this summer.
“Our program has improved tremendously over the last year, and I look forward to the strides we make in the future.”