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Windchills greet golfers at TCU Invite
Amidst windchill temperatures below freezing, the Titan Golf Invitational pressed on and produced some great golf at Montgomery National Golf Club in Montgomery on Thursday, May 2.
The team championship went to Jordan with a team score of 340, while runner-up honors went to St. Peter with a score of 353. The Titans, as a team, placed sixth out of 10 scheduled teams for the event.
The individual tournament medalist was a tie between Jordan's Jake Pieper and Norwood Young America-Central's Tom Messner, who both scored 80. TCU's own Justin Ruhland placed third with a score of 84.
Other scorers for the Titans were Taylor Riebel with 98, Nate Kadlec with 102, with freshmen Jon Reak, and Garrett Klaus each carding 111.
The blustery Titan invitational also included two nine-hole MRC events as well, since some events had previously been cancelled due to the poor weather.
In the “Front 9” event, the Titans placed fifth with a score of 194, with individual scores of Justin Ruhlan 42, Taylor Riebel 48, Jon Reak 51 and Nate Kadlec 53.
The "Back 9" event saw the Titans score 195, good enough for 6th place. Scorers for this event were Justin Ruhland 42, Nate Kadlec 49, Taylor Riebel 50 and Garrett Klaus 54.
“Conditions were challenging for everyone and we really have not had a chance to play our own course yet this year, but we are right about where I thought we would be,” said Titan Coach Nate Higgins. “We should really be trying to catch that next team in front of us and over take them. That can happen if each player commits to shaving strokes off each round. If every player can shave a stroke or two off, that's eight team strokes, which would put us into position to challenge for fourth place and all the nearer to third place.”
The Titans will travel to Jordan and Ridges at Sand Creek next Monday. The Titans currently sit in fifth place out of eight MRC teams.