DRAGONS CAPTURE TEAM, INDIVIDUAL PARK FALL TITLES

The Blue Dragon Men's Golf Team wins the Park University Fall Invitational on Tuesday in Kansas City, MO. (Photo courtesy Tyler Price/Park University)
The Blue Dragon Men's Golf Team wins the Park University Fall Invitational on Tuesday in Kansas City, MO. (Photo courtesy Tyler Price/Park University)

Hutchinson CC Sports Information

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The No. 6- and 10-ranked Hutchinson Community College men's golf team closed out the fall portion of the 2018-19 season on a big high Tuesday by winning its first tournament team title since 2016.

The Blue Dragons shot a tournament team-low 291 on Tuesday to move defeat Oklahoma Wesleyan and win the Park University Fall Invitational at the Deuce Course at the National Golf Club of Kansas City.

Hutchinson wins its first team championship since April 26, 2016 when the Blue Dragons won the Region VI Championship.

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Freshman Charlie Crockett had his fourth Top 10 finish and earned his first collegiate victory after a 3-under 69 propelled him to the Park Fall championship. He is the first Blue Dragon since Chase Coble in 2015 to win an individual championship.

The Blue Dragons counted Crockett's 69, Nathan McColloch's 70, Charlie Herbert's 74 and Max Smith's 78 to shoot 291, two strokes better than Oklahoma Wesleyan on Tuesday. The Blue Dragons entered the day with a three-stroke lead over Park University, which shot 606 to finish third.

Crockett was tied for third entering play on Tuesday and shot the only sub-70 round of the tournament to finish at even-par 142 to capture the team title.

The Blue Dragons had three players finish in the Top 10.

Herbert cared a 74 on Tuesday to finish in a three-way tie for fourth at 4-over 146.

McColloch had a huge rebound from a rough Monday, improving nine strokes to card a 70 in the final round and finish eighth at 7-over 149.

Smith tied for 21st at 158 after his 78 on Tuesday. Peyton Austin shot a 79 on Tuesday to finish tied for 38th at 166.

Individual player Lake Leroux tied for 18th after a 76 on Tuesday. He finished at 157.