GARDEN CITY, Kan. - Some fantastic golf was played out at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course in Garden City, as the teams of the KCAC met up to compete in the second half of the conference championships. With the first half having happened at the Terradyne Country Club in Andover almost a month previously, Bethel looked for a fresh start and to make some noise. Brian Krehbiel was definitely heard, as the senior ended his career with a three-round finish stronger than his moustache game. Krehbiel turned in a 3rd place finish after shooting 73-73-71 for the tournament. His total score of 217 (+1) earned him a spot on the All-Tournament Team, and moved him up 10 spots in the total conference rankings to T-9th, earning him recognition as a member of the 2017 All-KCAC Team as well. The Threshers as a team finished sixth of the eight teams on the day, but seventh overall in the conference after their outing previously at Terradyne.
Krehbiel locked in and didn't miss a beat since his impressive outing at the Bethel Invitational at the beginning of the month. After Monday's first two rounds were completed, he had turned in a 73-73 scorecard, good for just +2 on the day. This was good for T-5th among the 40 golfers competing. The next closest Thresher was Sam Bertholf, who sat at T-17th after a 78-73 day (+7).
Krehbiel didn't miss a step during the final round earlier today, actually turning in a better score of 71 (-1). This was all he needed to secure a 3rd place finish, capping off a solid senior year campaign. He earned an All-Tournament Team nod for the two-day affair, but even bigger was what the results did for his rankings among the entire championship affair. Coming into the second half of the KCAC Championships, Krehbiel sat 19th individually, with the Top 10 overall finishes selected to the All-KCAC Team. Krehbiel's outing bumped him 10 spots, finishing T-9th with Jack Pritchard of Oklahoma Wesleyan with an overall score of 446 (+14 through six total rounds).
It is believed this is the second best single tournament performance with the KCAC Championships, after Zach Frey managed a 2nd place finish his senior year in 2011. Head Coach Gregg Dick did note though that this year's competition was possibly the best he's seen in the KCAC, proven by the conference champion Brian Peck of Southwestern scoring a (-10) on the day, and won the overall rankings by 14 strokes.
Here is how the entire team's performance shook out individually at Garden City:
Here are how each Thresher placed for the entire two-tournament KCAC Championship:
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To see the entire layout of the tournament, you can click here. Congratulations to the 2017 Bethel Men's Golf team, on a great season!