HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State’s golf and tennis teams wrapped up their seasons recently at their respective National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I national championships.
Wallace State’s men’s golf team finished 10th in the nation at Lubbock, Texas, carding a 36-over par 1188 over the four-day event.
Sophomore Brandon Lacasse capped a solid Wallace State career by shooting a 2-over par 290 (70-76-70-74) at nationals. He finished tied for 17th and was named a 2nd-team PING All-American and to the NJCAA All-District team prior to the tournament.
Lacasse was also an ACCC All-Tournament selection this season and was the low medalist at the NJCAA District IV Preview last fall. He is headed to Central Arkansas in the fall.
Cody Maddox had the next best score for Wallace State, carding a 10-over 298 (73-75-77-73).
Sophomore Luke Wilson, who is headed to Montevallo, finished with a 14-over 302 for the Lions, while Conner Bruce finished with a 16-over 304. Anthony Lumpkin rounded out the field with a 307.
Maddox and Lumpkin were also named to the NJCAA All-District team.
Wallace State made its 23rd appearance at the national tournament – all under NJCAA Hall of Fame coach Dan York. The Lions have three national runner-up finishes under York.
Indian Hills was the national champion, carding a 21-under 1131. Iowa Western finished nine strokes behind.
Wallace State women’s golf
Meanwhile, Wallace State’s women’s team had a memorable season end with a 13th-place finish at the Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz.
The Lady Lions, the two-time defending Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) champions, had Annalee Stephens finish 30th overall with a 327 (87-82-79-79).
Anna Seahorn shot a 348 for Wallace State, freshman Michaela Bryan was two shots behind with a 350 and Anna Williams carded a 376. Dalys Mullican rounded out the field for Wallace State.
The Lady Lions won four championships during the spring season, including the ACCC/Region 22 Tournament in April by 98 shots.
Bryan earned her first tournament low medalist title at the conference event and Stephens, Seahorn and Williams were also All-Tournament selections.
Stephens won three low medalist crowns this season. Stephens and Mullican were the team’s two sophomores.
York was the women’s ACCC Coach of the Year.
Wallace State tennis
Wallace State’s women’s tennis finished tied for 20th at the NJCAA Division I national championship in Waco, Texas, while the men competed in Plano, Texas.
Both Wallace State teams finished as the ACCC runner-up this season.
Sophomores on the women’s team were Kelsi Wilson, Emily Graves, Emily Wilson, Tempie Ennis and Molly Whitlock.
Sophomores on the men’s squad were Cade Pressnell, Donny Camp and Check Freeman.
For more information about Wallace State athletics, visit www.athletics.wallacestate.edu.
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