GARDEN CITY, Kan. – The Bethany College men's golf team sat in third place after the first day of the KCAC tournament. The Swedes shot their lowest round of the tournament, and the lowest of the day, but had to many shots to gain and finished in third place.
Olly Rubenstein led the Swedes with a fifth place finish. He opened his tournament with a round of 75, and shot a second round of 74 on the second round of the first day. Rubenstein finished the tournament with an even-par 72 to give him a three round total of 221. Rubenstein was within five shots of the leaders.
Nathan Limbacher also turned in a top-10 performance for Bethany. He started, like Rubenstein, with an opening round of 75, but dropped three shots and had a second round of 78. He did improve his final round to shoot an even-par 72 to give him a tournament total of 225.
Scott Farrall opened the tournament with a first round score of 81. He improved each round shooting a 77 in his second round, and ending the tournament with a one-under-par 71. Farrall's three round tournament total was 229 and he finished in 13th place.
Josh Meeks finished in a tie for 17th place. His first and third rounds were 76, and he had a middle round of 80 for a total of 232. Josef Loughlin finished in 29th place after having rounds of 82, 83, and then improving to a 75 for a total of 240.
Bethany finished in third place with a score of 906 behind Oklahoma Wesleyan (872) and Southwestern College (887). Sterling College took fourth (930), Kansas Wesleyan fifth (939), Ottawa University was sixth (947), while Bethel College finished seventh (949), and York College was eighth (1054).