The Buster golf team moved into 5th place after starting the day in 6th place, 6 shots back of 5th place Barton Community College and 15 shots back of the last qualifying position. After firing a day three total of 312 the Busters were able to overtake 5th place but could not make up enough ground to finish in the top four and qualify for Nationals. Hutchinson Community College took the last qualifying position. Indian Hills was able to hold off Dodge City Community College for the team title. Indian Hills shot a three round total of 911 while Dodge fell by one stroke at 912.
Skyler Tebo was in a tie for the individual title heading into the final round, but fell to eventual champion Zac Kirby of Dodge City Community College. Kirby's solid final round of 3 under par, 69 was too much for the 4 others tied for first heading into the day. Tebo's struggles in the final round moved him into a tie for 9th place at the conclusion of play. The bright side came when Tebo's top 10 finish was good enough to qualify him for the National Championship as an individual. His strong play for the week also garnered him First Team All-Region VI Honors. Two more Busters received All-Region Honors as well. Sophomore, Nathan Forrest, and freshman, Connor Willimon, both earn Second Team All-Region VI honors.
"At the end of the day this was not the result we had hoped for as a team," said first year Head Coach Matt Zedrick. "The guys worked really hard all year and unfortunately fell short to a great field on a very challenging golf course. There were positives to take away as we improved with each round, a few guys received All-Region recognition, Nathan was one solid round away from qualifying as an individual, and Skyler managed to hang on and move on to the National Championship. I'm really excited for the direction things are heading with the program and the opportunity Skyler will have at Sand Creek Station in a couple of weeks."
Skyler Tebo will compete in the NJCAA National Championship as an individual at Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton, Kansas May 12-15.