Community College golfer Clayton Peterson shot a 6-under-par 282 and won the tiebreaker in a scorecard playoff to finish fifth at the National Junior College Athletic Association
Division II Tournament, earning him First-Team All-America honors.
a freshman from Lincoln (Southeast High School), finished six strokes off the
individual medalist honors, which went to Connor Klein of South Mountain
(Ariz.) Community College (276). Peterson's 33 on the back nine was all he needed to win the tiebreaker.
a team, SCC finished in a tie for 16th place at the Goose Pond
Colony Lake Course in Scottsboro, Ala.
SCC golf coach Bill Campbell said Peterson had an outstanding national tournament.
was steady throughout,” Campbell said. “His iron play was exceptional. He was
throwing darts today. Laser beams. He burnt the edges of six or seven more
birdie putts or his score would have been even lower.
was a thing to behold. He’s got a lot of poise for a first-year player. It was
a beautiful 70 today.”
was consistent all season and won the SCC Spring Invitational, the Doane
Invitational and the Wild West Shootout.
nationals Peterson carded two birdies and an eagle during his first-round 70,
three birdies and an eagle during his second-round 70 and three birdies during
his third-round 72. During his final-round 70 he carded three birdies, all
during the back-nine 33, his lowest nine-hole score of the tournament. His
6-under 282 is the lowest individual score a Storm player has shot at nationals
in at least eight years.
Thomas, a freshman from York, was next for the Storm with a four-day total 306.
He was followed by sophomore Chad Manes from Beatrice (327), freshman Lane
Gascoigne from Callaway (338) and freshman Nick Hargis from Omaha (Millard
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