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Five Lancer Golfers Finish in Top 10

March 28, 2024

TORRINGTON, Wyo. – Eastern Wyoming College had five golfers finish in the top 10 at the Lamar Community College/Otero College Tournament in Lamar and LaJunta, Colorado, March 21-22.

The Lancers Taiki Sugawara finished in second place with a -2, two strokes ahead of teammate Tytan Birchell who finished in third place with an E. Fellow Lancer Ryker Dunkley finished in seventh with a +4. Lancers Braylon Bingham and Suttka Leander finished in a tie for eighth with a +5. Lancer Joshua Chapman finished in 13th with a +8.

“I was very excited for Taiki this week. He was our highest finisher at both tournaments,” EWC head golf coach Zach Smith said.

Sugawara and the Lancer golfers had finished on the top of the leader board a few days earlier at The Battle at The Dance tournament in Windsor, Colorado. Sugawara finished in ninth place overall with a +1 In Windsor.

As a team, the Lancers topped the leaderboard with a +1. Central Wyoming College finished second with a +15, followed by Otero College with a +16.

“The guys had a great week of golf,” Smith said. “It feels great to start the season with two win’s, especially with one of them being at an NCAA tournament. We rode the momentum from The Battle at The Dance earlier in the week to have a strong first day in Lamar.”

Next up for the Lancers will be a trip to the McCook Community College Tournament in McCook, Nebraska March 28-29.

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