Ethan Gough, a sophomore golfer at McCook Community College, has signed a letter of intent to play golf next year for Barry University, an NCAA Division II school in Miami Shores, Florida.
“He’s a great leader with a very high ceiling, so it’s no surprise to see him so well and to receive this great opportunity in one of golf’s top D-II programs,” said Tyler Loop, MCC golf coach.
The Bucs have three national championships and are currently ranked No. 2 in the nation in the golfstat.com rankings.
“Ethan has been an incredible player for McCook over the past two years with multiple individual tournament wins and still finds himself in contention every tournament,” Loop said of the second business student from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. .
After the fall schedule, Gough ranks 11th in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Division 1 standings and has the lowest GAA of any NJCAA DI golfer at 70.97.
In 12 rounds of regional golf this fall, he had 52 birdies, 130 pars and Gough leads all Region IX golfers in individual standings with 50 points, earning at least six runs in each fall meet.
He earned first-place points in three of his six tournaments, sharing first place with teammate Cade Cryer (Durban, South Africa) on September 2 at the MCC Invite and also on September 23 at the Northeastern Junior College tournament.
He won the last fall tournament at Lamar with a par 135 of 5 under. Gough also set several individual McCook golf records this fall, including scoring low with a par 65 of 6 under at the NJC Tournament and tied for the tournament low score with Cryer at 137, also at the invitation of the NJC. MCC leads the Midway Region IX standings on Eastern Wyoming, 54-51.