Sports

ILCC Men's Golf At NJCAA National Tournament

Sat 5-24-2014



The Iowa Lakes Men's golfers wrapped up their final round at the National Tournament held in Plymouth, Indiana.  For Iowa Lakes Blake Orton finished his final round shooting an 87.  Austin Sweeney fired a 74.  Sweeney finished in a tie for 14th place.  With Sweeney's finish he made the All-Tournament Team which goes to the best 18 finishers of the Tournament.  He also was named NJCAA 2nd Team All-American with his finish.  Both players are sophomores for the Lakers; Blake Orton is from Heyward, Wisconsin and majored in Wind Energy, Austin Sweeney is from Sutherland, IA and majored in Construction Tech.

"I have to give a lot of credit to these guys, they were great to be around all week and both their two years while at Iowa Lakes.  They will be greatly missed, these two fine men plus Nate and Joe were great kids to be around for 2 years and will be successful in life.  It has been great to see them grow as young men. I know Blake didn't want to finish his tournament this way today but it happens.  Austin had a goal all year to make it to Nationals and is taking home some hardware." Said Coach Andy Soper

Sweeney is the 3rd All-American at Iowa Lakes in the last 20 years.  2nd in the last four years.  In that 20 year span he is also the highest finisher at the National Tournament with a tie for 14th place.