Akron, Ohio - After a two-week break from competition, the Nebraska men's golf team will tee off at the Firestone Invitational on Monday and Tuesday, looking to build on back-to-back top 10 finishes.
The Huskers, who finished 12th at Firestone Country Club last season, will look to improve on that at the North Course's par-72, 7,125-yard layout. Monday's first round is a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. (Central Time), with the second round immediately following. Tuesday's final round starts at 7:30 a.m. (Central Time), with tee times on the No. 1 and No. 10 tees.
Sophomore Ross Dickson will lead NU as the No. 1 spot in the lineup. The London, England native tied for third in his last time out at the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate, firing back-to-back 70s in the second and third rounds. At the season-opening Fairway Club Invitational, Dickson played as an individual, tying for ninth.
Playing in the No. 2 position is Matt Record. The junior played at the Fairway Club Invitational, where he tied for 42nd at 235 strokes. Record did not compete for the Huskers at the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate two weeks ago.
Jordan Reinertson will be the lone senior in the NU lineup on Monday and Tuesday, representing the No. 3 spot. Reinertson tied for 45th at the Weibring Golf Course, shooting 232 over three rounds. Prior to that, Reinertson finished 17th at ArborLinks in the season-opening Fairway Club Invitational.
Junior Manuel Lavin will play in the fourth position for the Huskers. Lavin tied for 27th at the Fairway Club Invitational, amassing 232 strokes over 54 holes. He was not in the Husker lineup at the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate.
Rounding out the Husker lineup in the No. 5 spot is Kolton Lapa. The freshman tied for 39th at the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate at 231 strokes. At the season-opening Fairway Club Invitational, Lapa tied for 23rd at 231 strokes.
The 17-team field in Akron, Ohio includes Big Ten foe Wisconsin as well as former Big 12 rivals Iowa State and Kansas State. Check Huskers.com following each day's action for results from the Firestone Invitational. Scoring for the tournament can be found at this link.
Oct. 8-9, 2012
Firestone Country Club (North Course), Akron, Ohio
Par 72 - 7,125 yards
Tee Times (All Times Central):
- Monday, Oct. 8 (36) - 7:30 a.m. (Shotgun)
- Tuesday, Oct. 9 (18) - 7:30 a.m. (Tee Times off No. 1 and 10)
1. Ross Dickson - So.
2. Matt Record - Jr.
3. Jordan Reinertson - Sr.
4. Manuel Lavin - Jr.
5. Kolton Lapa - Fr.
Firestone Invitational Field (17 teams): Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Davidson, Eastern Michigan, Illinois State, Iowa State, Kansas State, Louisville, Maryland, Miami (Ohio), Nebraska, Ohio, Samford, St. Mary's, USC-Aiken, Wisconsin