After a long, three-day NJCAA Region IV Championship at PrairieView Golf Club, the Cyclones finished seventh overall out of 12 colleges.
In a very competitive field, the Cyclones held their own on some cold and rainy days. They finished behind the conference champs, College of Lake County, but were just ahead of Sauk Valley Community College and a place higher than last years' regionals. Highland Community College took first.
The first day of competition saw rain and wind, making it tough for the entire field. The Cyclones had a better overall round on Oct. 7, going 10 shots less, collectively. The final day had the most uncomfortable weather, but Tommy Schaaf shot a 75, nearly earning All-Region honors.
"It's very hard to beat some of those top schools. But overall, I was happy. We improved each day, and that is all I ask for. Just keep trying, and don't give up. They never gave up, even though conditions on the last day were brutal, by far the worst of the week – 40 degrees at tee off with the wind blowing sideways. Even with that weather, Tommy had the second lowest round of the day," said Head Coach Matt Lovelace.