DRAGONS FOURTH AT WASHBURN INVITE AFTER 36 HOLES

Charlie Herbert is four strokes off the individual pace with a 36-hole total of 147 to lead the Blue Dragons at the Washburn Invitational on Monday in Topeka. (Photo courtesy Joy Smith/Washburn Media Relations)
Charlie Herbert is four strokes off the individual pace with a 36-hole total of 147 to lead the Blue Dragons at the Washburn Invitational on Monday in Topeka. (Photo courtesy Joy Smith/Washburn Media Relations)

Hutchinson CC Sports Information

TOPEKA – The No. 6-ranked Hutchinson Community College men's golf team opened the 2019 spring season on Monday and is in fourth place after two rounds of the Washburn University Invitational.

The only junior college team in the NCAA Division II field, the Blue Dragons put together rounds of 302 and 303 on Monday at the Topeka Country Club. At 605, Hutchinson trails tournament leader Washburn by 18 strokes.

The final 18 holes will be played Tuesday morning.

CLICK FOR 36-HOLE SCORES OF THE WASHBURN INVITATIONAL

Freshman Charlie Herbert and sophomore Lake Leroux are the only Blue Dragons in the individual Top 10.

Herbert carded rounds of 1-over 72 and 4-over 75 to finish Monday at 147 (+5). Herbert, who is sixth after 36 holes is just four strokes off the pace of Washburn's Blake Allen and Jared Burns (143).

Leroux, bidding for his first career Top 10 finish, is eighth at 149 after rounds of 75 and 74 on Monday.

Freshman Nathan McCullough is tied for 17th after two rounds. He is at 154 after Monday rounds of 78 and 76.

Freshman Payton Austin is tied for 21st at 155. He carded rounds of 77 and 78.

Freshman Charlie Crockett struggled on Monday with back-to-back rounds of 80. His 160 total is tied for 35th.

Hutchinson had two players as individuals in the 40-player field.

Freshman Max Ontjes had a bad morning round, but turned it around in the second round. After opening with an 85, Ontjes improved 11 strokes to card a 3-over 74. At 150, Ontjes is tied for 31st after 36 holes.

Freshman Liam Debattista had rounds of 83 and 77 to finish the day at 160, which is tied for 35th.

Concordia-St. Paul is second in the team chase at 601. Missouri Western is third at 603, just two strokes ahead of the Blue Dragons.