McLennan men's golf finishes third at District II Championship, punches ticket to 17th consecutive national tournament

McLennan men's golf finishes third at District II Championship, punches ticket to 17th consecutive national tournament

The McLennan Highlanders qualified for the program's 17th consecutive NJCAA National Tournament with a third-place finish at the NJCAA District 2 Championship. The Highlanders shot 279-273-291 – 843 at the par-71, 6,977 Diamondback Golf Course in Abilene.
 
Midland finished in first place with 280-274-280 – 834 followed by New Mexico in second with 285-279-277 – 841.
 
Matt Lorentzen shot 67-69-69 – 205 to lead the Highlanders and finish tied for third place.
 
Other McLennan scores: Caden Honea, sixth, 69-67-73 – 209; Mason Mikeska, tied for 15th, 71-68-75 – 214; Trent Leffingwell, tied for 20th, 73-69-74 – 216; medalist Will Fore, tied for 20th, 73-68-75 – 216; Brayden Marnell, tied for 24th, 72-73-75 – 220; and medalist Parker Scaling withdrew.
 
Other team scores: Odessa, fourth, 283-278-288 – 849; Ranger, fifth, 282-275-298 – 855; Western Texas, sixth, 292-299-303 – 894; Tyler, seventh, 306-301-295 – 902; New Mexico Military, eighth, 307-311-313 – 931; and Jacksonville, ninth, 326-309-328 – 963.
 
Scores from the District II and Southwest Championships were combined to determine the four qualifying teams for the national tournament.
Midland, 878-834 –1,712; New Mexico, 883-841 – 1,724; McLennan 888-843 – 1,731; and Ranger, 879-855 – 1,734.