NEWTON – Hutchinson Community College freshman Chase Coble finished a very memorable first collegiate season by earning All-America status on Friday at the 2015 NJCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship at Sand Creek Station.
Coble became the first Blue Dragon golfer since Dale Middleton in 2010 to earn All-America honors. He earned second-team honors with a 12th-place finish in the 72-hole event. Coble finished at 4-over 292.
Coble’s effort helped the Blue Dragons secure their first Top 10 national finish since 2009 and fourth overall as Hutchinson placed ninth with a four-round score of 1,204.
Coble led the national championship after one round with a 3-under 66. His worst round was Wednesday at 76, but settled in with rounds of 73 on Thursday and 74 on Friday to stay in the Top 15 throughout the tournament.
Coble is the fifth Blue Dragon in history to finish in the Top 15 of the NJCAA National Tournament.
Freshman Lewis Schenk became the first Blue Dragon since Mike Mueller in 2012 to earn PING All-America honors, earning honorable mention status. He was HCC’s No. 2 golfer in the national championship, finishing tied for 32nd at 300. Schenk shot 78 on Friday.
Sophomore Fraser Dawson finished the tournament tied for 57th at 309. Dawson closed out the tournament with an 84. Sophomore Dominic Lara had a tournament-closing 79 on Friday and wound up tied for 76th at 319. Freshman Gage Cain tied for 82nd at 322, shooting 75 on Friday.
Indian Hills won the team championship on Friday at 1,162, defeating both McLennan and Eastern Florida State by three strokes. Odessa’s Vetle Maroy captured the individual national title at 7-under 280.
credit – (HCC Sports Information)
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