When most people talk about national sports, community colleges typically don’t enter the discussion. Golfer Lewis Bain has since shattered this perception.
The United Kingdom native from South Queensferry just recently ended his sophomore year, finishing on a high note by earning the title of Second Team All-American at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) D-II Golf National Championship at Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth, Indiana in June.
He is also now recognized as 14th out of 128 in the competitor national field.
At L&C, golf has two seasons: Fall and Spring, with regional and national play occurring in the latter. Bain’s intense development included conditioning training three days a week for the entirety of the school year with his team and conditioning coach, Shane Callahan.
It was also fairly typical that Bain and head coach Dave Sobol would hit the golf course and two in the afternoon and stay until sundown. This dedication was completely necessary, as the national tournament lasted for 72 holes over a span of seven days.
His best attributes, length and putting, sealed the deal.
“Lewis did a fine job at the Nationals, it’s something that we prepared for two years. He knew how to get it done, he was focused” Sobol said. “As far as his success goes, Lewis is a humble kid, took in stride, but very proud of his effort as we all were of him, highest finish for any L&C golfer. I know all his family were so proud of his effort.”
Bain shared these words with L&C Media Specialist, Paige Allen:
“I’m so proud to have finished this well at Nationals and become an All American,” Bain said. “I would like to thank everyone at Lewis and Clark for all they have done for me and especially Coach Sobol, Coach Pare and my great teammates on the Trailblazers golf team.”
The new golf season kicked off on September 5 with a Fall Preview at Rend Lake.
Contact Dane at firstname.lastname@example.org