The McLennan Orange team shot 298-296 – 594 and the McLennan Blue team shot 319-301 – 620 to claim the tournament title and finish tied for third place, respectively, in the MCC Dr Pepper Classic at Twin Rivers Golf Club.
Ranger College finished in second with 307-306 – 613 and Hutchinson tied for third with 313-307 – 620.
Freshman Matt Lorentzen shot 75-66 – 141 to lead the Highlanders and claim the individual championship.
Other McLennan scores: sophomore Judd Tilson, second, 76-72 – 148; sophomore Alex Isakson, tied for third 73-77 – 150; sophomore July Latimer, tied for fifth, 76-75 – 151; freshman Andrew Lane, tied for fifth, 79-72 – 151; medalist freshman Colin Juban, tied for fifth, 75-76 – 151; sophomore Micah Goulas, tied for 18th, 74-83 – 157; freshman Parker Scaling, tied for 20th, 81-77 – 158; sophomore Brendan Johnson, tied for 24th, 78-81 – 159; freshman Landon Plunk, tied for 30th, 83-78 – 161; freshman Trenton Leffingwell, tied for 38th, 86-77 – 183; and freshman Brayden Marnell, 47th, 84-85 – 169.
Other team scores: New Mexico, fifth, 316-313 – 629; Houston-Victoria, sixth, 316-319 – 635; New Mexico Military, seventh, 326-319 – 645; and Garden City, eighth, 331-331– 662.
A trophy was also awarded for the lowest team score according to the Maxwell scoring format. Maxwell scores are calculated using the four lowest scores for each hole.
Maxwell standings: McLennan Orange, first, 289-287 – 576; Ranger, second, 298-293 –591; McLennan Blue, sixth, 306-291–597; Hutchinson, fourth, 303-297 – 600; New Mexico, fifth, 306-300 – 606; New Mexico Military, sixth, 308-305 – 613; Houston-Victoria, seventh, 306-308 –614; and Garden City, eighth, 317-310 – 627.
Highlander sophomores Brendan Johnson and Micah Goulas were given the privilege of carrying the special McLennan golf bag honoring Sgt. 1st Class Albert A. Mersch as part of the Folds of Honor Military Tribute Program (FHMTP). Folds of Honor (FOH) is a preferred charitable partner of the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) and honors fallen or severely wounded American soldiers. MCC is one of approximately 10 schools from across the United States that have joined in the program and the only two-year college to participate. As part of the FHMTP, participating teams raise funds for the FOH throughout the season. The special MCC golf bag will be raffled away at the end of the 2018 spring season. Raffle tickets will be sold for $1 each at different MCC events throughout the 2017-2018 school year. For more information or make a donation, contact McLennan Athletics at email@example.com.