The Huskers are tied for fourth at the Desert Shootout.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Fire Season-Best 282 in Arizona

By NU Athletic Communications

Goodyear, Ariz. – The Nebraska men’s golf team scorched Palm Valley Golf Club on Thursday with a season-best 6-under-par 282 in the first round of the Desert Shootout.

The Huskers are tied for fourth in the team race with Long Beach State after besting their previous season-low score of 284. Southern Utah sits atop the team leaderboard with a 279 total, while Idaho (280) and Cal State Fullerton (281) round out the top three.

Calvin Freeman paced NU on Thursday with 4-under-par 68 on the par-72, 7,015-yard layout. The score marks Freeman’s lowest of the season in 19 rounds.

Senior Matt Record and junior Josh Reinertson each produced subpar rounds as well for the Huskers. Record tied his best score of the 2013-14 campaign in 16 attempts with his first-round 70.

Reinertson, making his first stroke play start of the season, fired 1-under-par 71 for the best round of his career. Heading into the Desert Shootout, Reinertson had one stroke play start for a total of three rounds.

Mike Siwa shot 78, while Aaron Wong, playing as an individual, carded 79 at Palm Valley Golf Club.

The second round of the Desert Shootout starts on Friday at 10 a.m. CT, with a shotgun start. The tournament concludes on Saturday with the final round, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

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

Team Leaderboard
1. Southern Utah – 279
2. Idaho – 280
3. Cal State Fullerton – 281
T-4. Long Beach State – 282
T-4. Nebraska – 282
6. BYU – 283
7. UMKC – 284
8. Grand Canyon – 287
T-9. Kansas State – 288
T-9. Kansas – 288
11. Northern Iowa – 289
12. Drake – 292
13. Columbia – 293
14. Creighton – 302
15. Bowling Green – 305

Nebraska Scores
Calvin Freeman – 68
Matt Record – 70
Josh Reinertson – 71
Ross Dickson – 73
Mike Siwa – 78
Aaron Wong* – 79

*-playing as an individual outside of the Husker lineup


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