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Dragons Take Slim Lead into District Final Round

Harry Crockett is tied for the lead after 36 holes and the NJCAA District III/Region VI Championship at Lochland Country Club in Hastings, Nebraska. (Steve Carpenter/Blue Dragon Sports Information)

By Hutchinson CC Sports Information

HASTINGS, Nebraska

Harry Crockett

‘s 2-under round of 70 on Monday afternoon gave the No. 3-ranked Hutchinson Community College men’s golf team the narrowest of leads entering the final round of the NJCAA District III (Central District)/Region VI Championships at Lochland Country Club.

Under cool and breezy scoring conditions, the Blue Dragons posted rounds of 298 and 291 for a 36-hole total of 13-over par 589.

The Blue Dragons have a one-stroke lead over second-place Dodge City at 590 (301-289). Iowa Western is third at 591 (301-290). Garden City is fourth at 595 (300-295) and Indian Hills is fifth at 596 (304-292). Barton is sixth at 613.

The top five teams earn bids to the NJCAA Division I Championship in May in Odessa, Texas.

The final round is an 8 a.m. shotgun start on Tuesday.

Crockett opened the district tournament with a 1-over 73 on Monday morning on the Par-72 Lochland Country Club course. He posted one of only four scored under par on Monday, closing with a 2-under 70. Crockett is tied with Iowa Western’s Thomas Craig for the individual lead.

Crockett is the defending District III/Region VI individual champion.

The Blue Dragons have three players in the Top 10 after 36 holes.


Ben Partridge


Blake Saffel

 are part of an eight-way tie for fourth place at 4-over 148. Partridge shot rounds of 75 and 73. Saffell had back-to-back rounds of 74.


Addison Alonzo

 is tied for 14th at 150 (76-74).


Dominic Clemons

 is 35th at 161 (79-82).