The Southwestern Oregon Community College men’s golf team had a strong showing at the three-round Warner Pacific Invitational this week, placing fourth behind a trio of four-year schools.
Kobie Lockwood tied for fourth with former SWOCC golfer Tyler Franke of Oregon Tech, both finishing the three rounds at even par. Lockwood had scores of 72, 69 and 75.
College of Idaho’s Chris Carew and Corban’s Devery Stewart each shot 4-under.
The men’s teams played 36 holes the first day and 18 the second.
“I was very, very proud of my team,” SWOCC coach Ray Fabien said. “I felt it gave us a chance to see where we are physically and mentally in being able to maintain our focus and concentration. In the long run, I think it’s going to help us.”
Joel Snyder tied for ninth at 4-over after rounds of 70, 76 and 74. Gerry Snyder tied for 28th (77-79-76), Casey Spencer tied for 31st (75-80-79), Brent Spencer tied for 34th (73-80-82) and Drew Schwartz tied for 38th (81-78-77).
“The two kids I was really excited about were the Spencer boys,” Fabien said of the twins.
Corban won the team title with a score of 869, which was two shots better than Oregon Tech. College of Idaho was at 896 and SWOCC at 898.
SWOCC”s women also finished fourth, behind the same three schools in the same order. Corban finished at 73-over 649 and SWOCC at 742 in the tournament, which included just two days for the women.
SWOCC’s Katie Bogert tied for fourth with rounds of 85 and 80, finishing 16 shots behind Oregon Tech’s Janelle Ferlan.
Sara Skokan tied for 19th (89-92), Abby Dixon was 25th (106-87), Jane Suppes 26th (100-98) and Hunter Ponath 30th (110-100). Sydney Dale shot 111-105 and Haleigh Bei had a 98 in the first round but was disqualified in the second.
“The girls played really well under the conditions,” Fabien said.
Dixon, one of SWOCC’s top players, was playing her first competitive tournament of the spring, Fabien said, noting her improvement by 19 strokes from the first day to the second.