Kolton Lapa was among the Huskers who made a move up the leader board late Monday.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Surge Into Top Five at Simpson Invite

By NU Athletic Communications

Erie, Colo. – Following an opening-round 309, the Nebraska men’s golf team climbed up to fourth place in the second round at the Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational on Monday before play was suspended because of darkness.

Two Huskers completed their second round late Monday as Kolton Lapa scorched Colorado National Golf Club with 2-under-par 70 and Ross Dickson fired 1-under-par 71.

Starting on Hole No. 5, Lapa birdied two of his first three holes before adding another on the 12th. He bogeyed Nos. 16 and 18 but closed his second round with birdie on the fourth. Lapa, a sophomore, is tied for 15th (149) at the end of the first day’s action.

Dickson started his second round on Hole No. 4 and bogeyed his first two holes. After birdieing the par-5 seventh, the junior from London, England, reeled off four birdies on the back nine en route to 2-under-par 34. He added three pars on the front nine to close with 37. Dickson is tied for 45th at 154 strokes over 36 holes.

Junior Calvin Freeman made his first appearance for the Huskers on Monday and ended the day in eighth place. In the first round, Freeman used two birdies for 2-over-par 74. He finished 15 holes in the second round at 1-over-par. Freeman birdied the seventh but bogeyed Nos. 3 and 8 before making seven consecutive pars to close out the day.

Matt Record is 7-over-par through 15 holes in the second round at the par-72, 7,741-yard layout. Record matched Freeman for NU’s best first-round score (74) although he failed to make any birdies. Record, a senior, opened his second round with birdie on the seventh and sits in a tie for 40th heading into Tuesday.

Justin Jennings made his first collegiate start on Monday and paced his way to three birdies over 34 holes. The freshman is 3-over-par in his second round after opening with 82.

The Huskers’ 22-over-par total trails tournament leader and host Colorado by nine strokes. Nebraska’s performance on Monday bettered nationally ranked opponents No. 7 Air Force (seventh) and No. 40 Denver (ninth). Houston Baptist’s Preston Stanley leads the individual portion of the Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational after shooting 3-under-par 141.

Tuesday’s action begins at 9 a.m. CT with the conclusion of the second round. A total of 34 players did not finish before darkness. The final round is scheduled to start at 9:45 a.m. Live scoring for the tournament is available at http://www.golfstatresults.com//public/index.cfm?tournament_id=4644.

Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational
Sept. 23-24, 2013
Colorado National Golf Club, Erie, Colo.
Par 72 – 7,741 yards

Team Leader Board (Incomplete Second Round Results)
1. Colorado: +13
2. Oregon State: +19
3. Washington: +20
4. Nebraska: +22
5. Houston Baptist: +23
6. Nevada: +25
7. Air Force: +27
8. Utah: +31
9. Denver: +34
10. Colorado (B): +35
T-11. Wyoming: +36
T-11. Campbell: +36
13. UMKC: +37
14. Texas State: +41
15. Gonzaga: +43
16. Northern Colorado: +51

Nebraska Scores
8. Calvin Freeman: +3*
T-15. Kolton Lapa: +5
T-40. Matt Record: +9*
T-45. Ross Dickson: +10
T-59. Justin Jennings: +13*

*-did not complete second round


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