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Huskers Fire 279 to Finish Sixth in Arizona
The Huskers picked up their fifth top-10 finish of the season.
Photo Courtesy Scott Bruhn/NU Media Relations
Courtesy: NU Media Relations
03/22/2014
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Goodyear, Ariz. – The Nebraska men’s golf team posted its best round of the season with 9-under-par 279 on the final day of the Desert Shootout at Palm Valley Golf Club on Saturday.

The Huskers matched their best finish of the season with a sixth-place result in Arizona. NU also took sixth at the Price’s Give ‘Em Five Invitational in October. The finish also marks Nebraska’s fifth top 10 of the season as the Huskers posted their best 54-hole total of the 2013-14 campaign with 846.

Nebraska opened the tournament on Thursday with 282 before producing a 285 total in Friday’s second round. The Huskers finished 13 strokes behind first place. UMKC edged BYU in a one-hole playoff to take home the team title.

Senior Matt Record produced the best individual Husker finish of the tournament with a tie for 13th. He carded 3-under-par 69 on Saturday, which ties his lowest of the season with Friday’s round. He added 2-under-par 70 in Thursday’s opening round.

Calvin Freeman, Josh Reinertson and Ross Dickson also each carded subpar rounds for the Huskers in the final round. Freeman, a junior from Table Rock, Neb., paced his way to 1-under-par 71 en route to a tie for 19th place. He opened the tournament with 68 before adding 72 on Friday.

Reinertson capped his performance with a third consecutive 71 on Saturday, giving him a 213 total over 54 holes. The junior sets career bests for 18-hole round, 54-hole score and lowest finish with his performance at the Desert Shootout.

Dickson managed the lowest score of the day for Nebraska with 4-under-par 68, which marks the lowest of his season. He tied for 34th with 214 after posting 73s in each of the first two rounds.

Mike Siwa shot 233 over three rounds en route to an 85th-place finish. Aaron Wong, playing as an individual outside of the NU lineup, produced his second straight 73 en route to a tie for 71st at Palm Valley Golf Club, a par-72, 7,015-yard layout. He finished the tournament with a 225 total.

The Huskers will compete next at the Hawkeye Invitational, April 12-13, at Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City, Iowa.

Desert Shootout
March 20-22
Palm Valley Golf Club, Goodyear, Ariz.
Par 72 – 7,015 yards

Team Results
T-1. BYU – 283-277-273 = 833
T-1. UMKC – 284-275-274 = 833
3. Idaho – 280-279-275 = 834
4. CSU-Fullerton – 281-274-280 = 835
5. Kansas State – 288-276-277 = 841
6. Nebraska – 282-285-279 = 846
7. Kansas – 288-281-278 = 847

8. Southern Utah – 279-287-284 = 850
T-9. Long Beach State – 282-284-292 = 858
T-9. Grand Canyon – 287-280-291 = 858
11. Northern Iowa – 289-285-285 = 859
12. Columbia – 293-296-275 = 864
13. Drake – 292-282-294 = 868
14. Bowling Green – 305-293-287 = 885
15. Creighton – 303-295-301 = 899

Nebraska Results
T-13. Matt Record – 70-69-69 = 208
T-19. Calvin Freeman – 68-72-71 = 211
T-29. Josh Reinertson – 71-71-71 = 213
T-34. Ross Dickson – 73-73-68 = 214
T-71. Aaron Wong* – 79-73-73 = 225
85. Mike Siwa – 78-76-79 = 233

*-playing as an individual outside of the Husker lineup

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