The Fort Hays State University men’s and women’s golf teams took a break from competition over spring break and will compete in their first meet on Sunday and Monday at Missouri Western State University’s Spring Invitational in St. Joseph, Mo.
It is the one meet of the year – aside from the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association meet – in which the men’s and women’s teams compete in the same location.
On March 15-16, the men’s golf team competed at the Pasta House Invitational hosted by Drury University in Spring, Mo.
The men’s team sneaked away with the first-place finish. The Tigers finished the first day in fifth place but made up a 9-stroke deficit to take the tournament championship.
FHSU shot a team score of 312 on the first day and 297 on the second day.
Junior Nick Hague finished second at the meet, posting a score of 148 over the two days.
Junior Kevin Quinley placed eighth, sophomore Markus Hilger placed 10th, sophomore Aaron Mapel placed 16th and junior Adam Gorjiyan placed 32nd.
The women’s team last competed on March 15-16 at the Pepsi Lion Invitational hosted by Texas A&M University-Commerce in Pottsboro, Tx.
The women placed 15th as a team with a two-day score 726.
Sophomore Kiley Johansen led the women as she tied for 26th-place performance and had a two-day score of 170.
Sophomore Samantha Nielsen tied for 59th, junior Melinda Schremmer tied for 66th, freshman Carmen Thompson placed 85th and freshman Chelsea Linenberger placed 89th.