Eastern Florida State Golf Clinch Spot in NJCAA Division I National Championship Tournament in Texas

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National Championship Tournament set May 10-13 at Odessa Country Club in Texas

The Eastern Florida State College men’s golf team locked up a spot in the NJCAA Division I National Championship Tournament on Tuesday. The Titans finished second in the District 4 Championship in Cullman, Alabama, and advanced to the national tournament for the 19th straight season. (EFSC image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Eastern Florida State College men’s golf team locked up a spot in the NJCAA Division I National Championship Tournament on Tuesday.

The Titans finished second in the District 4 Championship in Cullman, Alabama, and advanced to the national tournament for the 19th straight season.

On Tuesday the Titans shot a 300 in windy, cool conditions to finish behind District 4 champions Central Alabama Community College.

John Houchin finished fourth overall after shooting 1-under par 71 in the final round. The sophomore finished the tournament 2-under for the tournament.

Teammate Matt Gauntlett finished tied for fifth after shooting a 2-over 74 in the final round. Drew Lanier and Robert Greninger tied for ninth place overall and Brandon Boncore finished in a tie for 31st overall.

“Tough day in windy conditions. Good solid play by John Houchin and Matt Gauntlett,” Eastern Florida men’s golf coach Jamie Howell said.

“We have a short turnaround to prepare for the national tournament and all that Odessa, Texas holds for the team. Congratulations go out to Central Alabama on winning the District 4 Championship.”

Jefferson State’s Trey Rouse won the individual title, shooting 13-under for the tournament.

The NJCAA Division I National Championship Tournament will be May 10-13 at the Odessa Country Club in Odessa, Texas.

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