Golf season at North Central opens with 4th place results

The North Central Missouri College women’s and men’s golf teams traveled to Kansas City this week, for the two-day Rockhurst Fall Invitational that wrapped up on Thursday.  Both Pirate teams finished in 4th place, with the men lead by Bethany native Austin Lasher, who shot a Thursday round of 81 after a 77 on Wednesday, for a total of 158, good for a 28th place tie.  Also for the Pirate men, Brayden Schweizer shot 162, for 33rd place, Kyle Steel with a 35th place 163, Cam Bates tied for 37th place at 165, and Mason Moncrief in 46th place at 190.

While Lasher’s round slipped a touch on Thursday compared to the opening day, Schweizer cut his score from 83 down to 79, with Coach Nate Swann crediting Schweizer’s strong play on the greens for his success.

For the Lady Pirates, Emily Long’s score of 180 was the top two-day total for NCMC, earning her 18th place.  Lexi Hutton shot 197 for 28th place, Taylor Hileman 208 for 29th, Laynie Sweiger 225 for 31st, and Alison Allen 236 for 32nd place.

North Central battled windy conditions at the Kansas City course, along with the competition from more established programs the likes of Rockhurst, William Jewell, Park, and Kansas City Kansas.  Matchups with Central Methodist and William Penn loom for the Pirate golf teams as the month of September moves into its middle days.