Five of the six golfers improved their scores, some significantly, to win the four-man title.
“We had a great back nine,” said Abilene coach Mark Willey. “We struggled some early but everyone kept fighting and we ended up bringing home some medals.
“I think the back nine shows what we are capable of, we just need to be more consistent,” he added.
Jacob Harms was fifth medalist with rounds of 40-36 for a 76. Also for the Cowboys, Casey Sexton shot 42-36 for a 78, Justin Linn 44-37 for 81 and Thomas Cooper shot 45-42 for an 87 on the four-man team. Ryan Kreutzer shot 40-42 for an 82 and Justin Carroll 45-43 for an 88 on the two-man team.
Chapman’s team of Josh Chewning and Bryce Winters placed third. Chewning shot 81, which was 13th overall. Winters shot 89.
Also for Chapman Aaron Parhan shot 91, Kody Baer 96 and Zach Harris 113. There was a not a fourth member of the Irish team.
Brandon Nash of Clay Center and Grant Holmes of Concordia tied for medalist honors with a 74. Kalen Cromwell and Blake Porter of Republic County tied for third with 75.
Two-Man Team: Concordia 157, Clay Center 158, Chapman 170.
Four-Man Team: Abilene 322, Republic County 324, Concordia 327.
Six-Man Team: Concordia 484, Abilene 492, Republic County 499.