After Great Season, Washburn Golf Can’t Wait For Next Year (FOR KAW)

Bryan Grabauskas Washburn Review

The golf team started fall action strong with a sixth place finish out of 20 teams at the UNK Loper Invitational. Then, they placed eighth of 18 at the NSU Fall Classic. The team experienced a minor slump, placing 13th out of 16 in the Myrtle Beach Invitational. They did rebound, however, to finish the fall season with a tenth out of 20 placing at the Missouri Western Invitational and an even better fifth placing out of 16 teams in the Lindenwood Invitational.

The Ichabods came out of the gate red hot for spring play when they placed second in the Washburn Invitational. Then, the team played in the UCO Broncho Invite, placing ninth out of 17 teams. The Northern Sun Preview saw the team placing third and the Fort Hays State Invitational saw the team in eighth. To finish out the season, the team played in the MIAA Championships and earned themselves a second-place ranking.

The Ichabods earned a spot at seventh overall in the NCAA Central Region, earning themselves a place in the NCAA Super Regional for the third year in a row. After the first day, the Ichabods had placed 17th. The second day had them setting a program record low score of 271, which vaulted them into eighth place. After day three, the team finished 11th overall in the Super Regional, closing out a great season.

About the season as a whole, Junior golfer Colton Allen said:

“The season went really well. The team finished very strong at the end and came up just short at regionals to go to nationals. The team set a school record at 17 under in the second round, which was awesome, and finished 11 under for the tournament. I’m excited to see what we can do next year we have some good talent coming in as freshman and a strong returning class. We should do something special next year for Washburn golf.”