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Barton golfers taking talents to next level
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Two members of the NJCAA Region VI Champion Barton Community College women’s golf team have made commitments to continue their playing career at the next level.   
Blakelee Cooper and Kaylee Crawford have both signed to play next year for the NAIA Kansas Wesleyan University Coyotes.  
The duo helped lead the Lady Cougars to both the conference and region crown while wrapping up the season with the highest school finish at the national meet, coming in ninth at the NJCAA Women’s Golf National Championship.
After an eighth-place finish at the Region VI Championships, Crawford tied for 48th at the national championships while Cooper, a fifth-place finisher in region, ended her Lady Cougars career with a national 60th place.  
Four Cougars
moving on in golf
Four Barton men’s golf team members have signed letters of intent to continue playing at the four-year collegiate level.  
The four sophomores held lead Barton to a 21st place at the NJCAA Division I Championships, the first time since 2006 the Cougars have qualified for the big show.  
Region VI Champion and NJCAA All-American Jeremie Eloy will take his talents to the northwest, signing to play at Warner Pacific College in Oregon, while Byer Livermore and Kyle Hoover will also play at the NAIA level signing with Kansas Wesleyan University.   
The lone golfer to sign at the NCAA level, Alex Hobelmann, will head north to compete at Division II University of Nebraska at Kearney.