For the fourth time in school history, the Indian Hills men’s golf team can call itself national champions.
The Warriors entered the final round of the NJCAA Division I National Tournament in Burlington with a slim three-shot lead over Wallace State, but it didn’t take long for IHCC to prove that they were indeed the class of the field. For the second time in four days, Indian Hills was the only team to shoot a sub-300 round as a team, and their final-round 294 catapulted the Warriors to a 13-stroke victory. Wallace shot a 307 in the final round, but still hung on for second place, while Iowa Western’s 301–the second-best team score of the day–pushed the Reivers up to third place.
Individually, IHCC’s best finisher was Greg Stanek, who a 75 on the final day to capture fourth place. Teammates Jakob Garstecki and George Trujillo finished in a 4-way tie for eighth place. Wallace State’s Cooper Brown and Midland’s David Wicks ended in a tie for medalist honors.
Indian Hills has now won three Division I national titles in this decade, having captured the crown in 2011 and 2012 before this season. The Warriors were also Division II champions back in 2000.