DODGE CITY – The Kansas Wesleyan Men’s Golf team defeated Bethany 3.5 to 1.5 in the Championship Match of the Kansas Conference Match Play event on Tuesday at Mariah Hills Golf Course to claim the KCAC Match Play Championship that was contested Monday and Tuesday.
The Coyotes came away with the win over the Swedes in the finals, but it came down to a pair of strong finishes to seal the win for KWU. After Logan Vacca won easily 8 & 7 over Zach Willard and Landon Berquist picked up a 3 & 2 win over Ben Harvey, it would come down to Ethan Vikander winning his final hole with a birdie to secure the win for the Coyotes. Matthew Freriks and Carson Guthrie would halve their match. Bethany would get a full point as Connor Larkin rallied late to defeat Troy Watson 1-UP.
Wesleyan would earn a spot in the finals defeating Southwestern 5-0 in the semifinals on Monday. Watson and Vacca both won their matches 2-UP, and Vikander won 4 & 2, and Berquist won 5 & 4. Freriks would win via forfeit.
Wesleyan opened the tournament with a 5-0 win over Tabor. Berquist cruised to an 8 & 7 win, while Vikander and Watson won 3 & 2, and Vacca won 3 & 1. Trevor Oberg won 2-UP in his match.
The Coyotes will conclude the fall portion of the schedule next week at the Tabor Invitational at Sand Creek Station in Newton.