Aaron Wong captured the lead after shooting 140 on Monday.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Wong Surges into Lead in Husker Debut

By NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska City, Neb. - On a windy Monday at ArborLinks Golf Course, freshman Aaron Wong fired a second-round 68 to lead the Nebraska men's golf team at the Fairway Club Invitational.

The Huskers took the lead in the team competition after a second-round 292 at ArborLinks. NU's 36-hole total is 598 after shooting 306 in the first round. The Huskers have a two-shot lead over South Dakota with 18 holes to play.

"I'm pleased with the result today," Head Coach Bill Spangler said. "Aaron Wong played great for his first time in college competition. The greens were the quickest we've played on all year and the guys responded well."

Wong opened the day with a first-round 72 to put his two-round total at 4-under-par 140. Oral Roberts' Shannon Allen is right on his heels going into the final round after a 3-under-par 141 on Monday. South Dakota State's Hudson Carpenter is in third place alone at even-par 144.

Two Huskers are tied for fourth as Kevin Gillick and Jordan Reinertson posted 2-over-par 146 through two rounds. Gillick, playing as the No. 5 in the NU lineup, bounced back after a 77 in the first round with a 3-under-par 69. Reinertson, playing as an individual, carded a pair of 73s.

Neil Dufford and Ross Dickson, both playing as individuals, are tied for eighth at 148. Dufford shot 72 in the first round before a 76 in the second round. Dickson posted rounds of 73 and 75 on Monday.

Husker newcomer Kolton Lapa is tied for 24th after playing his first 36 holes as a Husker. The freshman carded rounds of 78 and 76 at ArborLinks for a 36-hole total of 154.

Sitting in a tie for 45th is Manuel Lavin and Matt Record. Both players shot 79s in the first two rounds for a 158 total. Junior Ryan Grassel is tied for 34th after posting 156 in Monday. His rounds were 79 and 77.

The final round of the Fairway Club Invitational starts with a shotgun at 8:30 a.m. Check Huskers.com for final results.

Fairway Club Invitational
Sept. 10-11, 2012
ArborLinks Golf Course, Nebraska City, Neb.
Par 72 - 7,158 yards

Team Top 5
1. Nebraska - 598 (306-292)
2. South Dakota State - 600 (310-290)
3. Oral Roberts - 603 (303-300)
T-4. Missouri State - 604 (304-300)
T-4. Illinois State - 604 (297-307)

Individual Top 5
1. Aaron Wong, Nebraska - 140 (72-68)
2. Shannon Allen, Oral Roberts - 141 (69-72)
3. Hudson Carpenter, South Dakota State - 144 (74-70)
T-4. Kevin Gillick, Nebraska - 146 (77-69)
T-4. Jordan Reinertson, Nebraska - 146 (73-73)

Nebraska Scores
1. Aaron Wong - 140 (72-68)
T-4. Kevin Gillick - 146 (77-69)
T-24. Kolton Lapa - 154 (78-76)
T-45. Manuel Lavin - 158 (79-79)
T-45. Matt Record - 158 (79-79)

Nebraska Individuals
T-4. Jordan Reinertson - 146 (73-73)
T-8. Neil Dufford - 148 (72-76)
T-8. Ross Dickson - 148 (73-75)
T-34. Ryan Grassel - 156 (79-77)


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