(SALINA, Kan.) – William Penn University’s Zachary Chegwidden (So., Essex, England, Business Management) led all individuals on the links, but unfortunately the William Penn University men’s golf team could not come up with a sweep as it competed at the Kansas Wesleyan Invitational Monday and Tuesday.
The defending champions fell just four strokes shy of repeating, placing third out of nine teams with a two-day tally of 577 (289-288) at the par-70 Salina Country Club.
Park rallied from fourth place after the opening day to claim the team crown at 573 (291-282).
Chegwidden did everything in his power to lift the navy and gold to victory, posting a three-under 137. His first day mark of one-under 69 put him two strokes out of the top spot, but he pulled out the title with another red score of two-under 68 in the final 18 holes. The now two-time tournament champion this season was the only player to break par in both rounds.
Last year’s champion, Frederik Lundsgaard (Sr., Jebjerg, Denmark, History/Government) was also in the mix, placing eighth out of 63 players at 144 (74-70), while Sebastian Rulis (Sr., Helsingor, Denmark, Business Management) was in the top 10 as well in a tie for 10th at 146 (71-75).
Oscar Florez Martinez (Sr., Gignon, Spain, Business Management) tied for 19th at 150 (75-75), while Zach Swink (Sr., Burlington, Iowa, Sociology) wrapped up the varsity scoring one stroke behind him at 151 (76-75) to tie for 22nd.
Three other Statesmen also hit the course as individuals with Jordan Albert (So., Sigourney, Iowa, Biology) heading the crew in a tie for 39th at 159 (77-82). Peter Frederiksen (Sr., Hornslet, Denmark, Mechanical Engineering) tied for 44th at 162 (80-82) and Cade Hartman (Sr., Las Vegas, Nev., Business Management) tied for 52nd at 165 (82-83).
Next Up: William Penn travels to Fort Madison next Tuesday to compete in the Iowa Wesleyan Invitational. Play will be contested at Schaffer Memorial Golf Course.
– This information was sent as a news release from the William Penn University Sports Information Department.