The Barton Community College men’s golf team continued its hot start to the season running away from the field by thirty-four strokes to win the Kansas Wesleyan Fall Invite title Tuesday. The Cougars tore up Salina’s Municipal Golf Course with a new 36-hole school record 9-under 551 by firing a 5-under in Monday’s round followed by another solid 4-under in Tuesday’s final round. Claiming the top two individual placings, three Cougars finished the tournament under par while six finished among the top twenty of the fifty-four competitors.
Natchapol “Putter” Srinoon‘s opened the tournament with a sizzling 5-under 65 capping off the two days with a 4-under 66 on Tuesday finishing at 9-under par 131 to win his first title of the season and third overall in his Cougar career. Seokhun Kang‘s 67-66 rounds were just two strokes from the top for a 7-under 133 while fellow freshman Jakkapat Horsangchai finished fifth at 1-under 139 after an opening round 68 followed by a 71.
Ellinwood’s Jared Oelke‘s 3-over 73 final round propelled seven spots on the individual chart to finish tied for 11th with fellow sophomore Blake Huxman as the duo finished at 8-over 148. Competing as an individual, Jestin Jackson was one stroke behind in a tie for 16th place as the sophomore dropped five spots from day one but held on to round out the six Cougars in the top twenty.
The Cougars will have a couple of weeks away from competition before heading to Hutchinson, Kansas, for the Sterling College Invitational held October 12-13.