Storm golf team heading to Nationals in Alabama

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2018 Storm Golf Team
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Noah Hofman
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Brayden Wheeler

The Southeast Community College men’s golf team has qualified for the national tournament for the 14th consecutive year.

The Storm will be competing with more than 120 of the best National Junior College Athletic Association Division II golfers at GlenLakes Golf Club on May 21-24 in Foley, Alabama.

The Storm beat Central Community College in the Region IX Tournament May 3-4 at the York Country Club to qualify. SCC Coach Bill Campbell, in his 32nd season at SCC, said his team earned its trip to nationals.

“We’ve proven over the season that we’re the best in the region,” he said.

The Storm will leave on Friday, May 18 in order to make the first practice at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 19. Playing for SCC are Noah Hofman of McCook; Braden Wheeler of Ontario, Canada; Tyler Schafer of Omaha; Jordan Greenwood of Kimball; and Kean Kontor of Lincoln.

Hofman and Wheeler are the two sophomores hoping to make a big impression during the tournament.

“Braden Wheeler is really playing solid,” Campbell said. “I’m really happy with the way he’s playing this year. He’s a very steady golfer.”

Hofman will spend Thursday, May 17 at the U.S. Open Local Qualifier in Omaha before he heads to Nationals the next day.

“That kid (Hofman) is playing great,” Campbell said. “He’s in my top five of all time at SCC. He’s all golf all the time.”

The 72-hole event is at GlenLake’s Vista Dunes course, a 6,938-yard, par-72 course. It’s a Scottish links-style course featuring strategic mounding, extensive bunkering and undulating fairways and greens.

Live stats will be available at Golfstat: http://results.golfstat.com//public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=participants&tid=13452

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For more information contact:
Andrea Gallagher
Marketing Specialist
402-323-3395
agallagher@southeast.edu