Apr 02, 2024

⛳ Tiger men finish 11th at Monkey Island

Posted Apr 02, 2024 10:33 PM
FHSU Athletics photo/Seth Kincaid
FHSU Athletics photo/Seth Kincaid

FHSU Athletics

MONKEY ISLAND, Okla. – The Fort Hays State men's golf team continued their spring season with an 11th-place finish on Tuesday at The Showdown at Shangri-La. The tournament was played at the Shangri-La Country Club, a par-71 course.

The Tigers finished 36-over par with a total of 888 strokes. Fort Hays State had an strong final round, the fourth-best final round among the field with a 292. The team totaled 40 birdies overall, ninth in the tournament, while notching 136 pars.

The Tigers were led by Cooper Scheck, who tied for 15th overall shooting just 4-over par during the tournament. Scheck started out hot, finishing round one with a 69 (-2) and tied for tenth. He followed with 77 and 71, leading the team with ten birdies. All the birdies were in rounds one and three, having six birdies in his first round. Scheck was a top-five performer in par 4s, going 1-over par with an average of 4.04 strokes per par-4 hole.

Jackson Rader turned in a top-30 performance, finishing tied for 28th. Rader was consistent throughout the tournament, turning in rounds of 75, 73 and 73. In round one, Rader recorded an eagle, the only Tiger with an eagle in the tournament. Rader had nine birdies and 27 pars, finishing 8-over par. 

Cole Streck tied for 48th, turning in rounds of 79, 73 and 73. Streck saw himself having a great second and third round with six birdies and going 4-over par in those two rounds. His consistency in the later rounds allowed him to jump almost 20 places and finished in the top 50. Streck finished with eight birdies and 31 pars, going 12-over par.

Tanner Copeland tied for 65th place, finishing 16-over par. Copeland turned in rounds of 78, 76 and 75, finishing the tournament with nine birdies. Copeland's third round was just 4-over par, while recording four birdies. Parker Krob finished 89th, shooting a 31-over par. Krob had a solid first round, going even in the front nine and 4-over par in the back nine. He finished with scores of 75, 86, and 83.

Bennett Baldwin of Central Oklahoma took home the individual title after shooting an 11-under par overall, three strokes ahead of the next competitor. Baldwin shot in the 60s all three rounds with 65, 68 and 69. He had a tournament-leading 16 birdies. Central Oklahoma took home the team victory at 3-under par as a team, with Harding right behind at 2-under par.


The team looks forward to the WU Invitational hosted by Washburn University next week. The invite will be played at the Firekeeper Golf Course in Mayetta, Kan. This event is scheduled for this upcoming Monday to Tuesday.