Rossland golfer back on the links

Freshman golfer Tyler McKay teed off against players from 5 of the top 15 schools in the nation.

Rossland golfer Tyler McKay posted a good result as he returned to the links over the weekend playing for Lindenwood University golf team out of St. Charles, Mo.

McKay, a freshman, played in the Las Vegas Desert Classic on the weekend, teeing off against players from five of the top 15 schools in the nation.

After shooting a round of 80 on the first day, McKay rebounded with a 1-under, 71 at the par-72 Palute Golf Course, the fourth best round on the day. McKay said he had much better distance-control the second day, in cutting nine strokes off his opening round. The Birchbank Golf Club member’s total of 151 was second on the Lindenwood team and 26th overall.

Lindenwood finished in 10th spot in the 18-team tournament and was led by Jake Smock with a combined 150. University of Redlands and University of West Florida tied for top spot at the event, with equal 585 totals. Redlands Jeremy Gomberg won the event shooting round of 69 and 73 for a two-day total of 142.

McKay’s next tournament goes Mar. 17-18 at the Capital Plaza Invitational at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan.