WU golf starts out strong at Washburn Invitational

Ichabod golfer Chase Coble lines up for his pitch onto the green as he sets his sights on improving the Ichabods standing in the Invitational.

Trevor Beurman

The WU golf team hosted and competed in its invitational Oct. 16-17.

They kicked off the two day competition with a strong lead on day one. Even though they only held a one shot lead, the Ichabods bounced back from a disappointing first round.

“I have played 12 holes so far, five over,” said Colton Allen, junior. “I started with a triple and a double, then went even par on the last nine, so hopefully I can turn it around and get a couple of birdies to improve my round.”

Allen, tied for 59th place, had a first round that ended five over and a second round that finished with him going eight over on the day.

Blake Allen, sophomore and Colton’s brother, finished the first day with an impressive two under on the first round and three under on the second round. He lead the Ichabods and the entire field into day two, holding the Ichabods in their one shot lead position.

While the Ichabods gave a strong team performance at their invitational, the University of Central Oklahoma was not far behind. Wesley Jackson, senior at UCO, was the second best golfer of day one, as he scored a four under in the first round and an even par in the second.

Also grappling for the top spot in the Washburn Invitational were Winona State University and Lindenwood University.

“We’ve been playing alright,” said Carson Roberts, WU golf assistant coach. “I’ve seen a couple of bad breaks, but they have all rebounded well.”

The rest of the starting five Ichabod golfers of the day have seen rebounds in the second rounds as well. Jared Burns, sophomore, recorded a one under par in his first round while earning an even par in the second.

Brooks Brown, junior, tied for 32nd place, as he put up a five over in the first and a three over in the second. Rounding out the starting five were Brock Falley, junior, who set in a six over in the first, and four over in the second, and Turner Wintz, junior, who set in an eight over in the first and eleven over in the second.

The Ichabods overall took third at their invitational, Lindenwood won first place and UCO took second. While his team came in third, Allen distinguished himself by winning individual title. 

The Ichabods will next compete March 5-6 in Las Vegas, NV at the Las Vegas Desert Classic at Royal Links Golf Club.