Oak Hill Country Club hosted the 2013 PGA Championship.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Journey to New York to Play Oak Hill

By NU Athletic Communications

Dates: Monday, April 21 - Tuesday, April 22
Location: Oak Hill Country Club, Rochester, N.Y.
Course Par: 70 or 71 (TBD)
Course Yardage: 7,010
Format: 54 holes

  • Monday: 36 holes starting at 8:30 a.m. CT (Shotgun)
  • Tuesday: 18 holes starting at 7:45 a.m. CT (Tee Times on Holes 1 and 10)

Scoring: Live scoring on Golfstat.com
Course Website: www.oakhillcc.com
Daily Results and Recap: Huskers.com

Nebraska Lineup
1. Josh Reinertson
2. Calvin Freeman
3. Matt Record
4. Ross Dickson
5. Manuel Lavin

Nebraska Individuals
Mike Siwa
Ryan Grassel

Oak Hill Intercollegiate Field (7 teams):
Boston College, Canisius College, Georgetown, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Rochester, St. Bonaventure

After back-to-back sixth-place finishes, the Nebraska men’s golf team travels to Rochester, N.Y., on Monday and Tuesday for the Oak Hill Intercollegiate in its final regular-season event before the Big Ten Championships.

Oak Hill Country Club, site of the 2013 PGA Championship, will host the 54-hole tournament. The 7,010-yard layout could play as either a par 70 or 71, depending on the course setup.

Monday’s opening round begins at 8:30 a.m. CT, with a shotgun start. The second round will also be contested on Monday, taking place immediately following the first round. The final round is set for Tuesday, beginning at 7:45 a.m. Golfers will tee off on Holes 1 and 10.

Six teams will join the Huskers in New York: Boston College, Canisius College, Georgetown, Notre Dame, Rochester and St. Bonaventure. Live scoring for the event will be available on Golfstat.com.

Seven Huskers will travel to Oak Hill, with two playing as individuals in the event. Junior Josh Reinertson, coming off his career-best finish, represents the No. 1 spot in NU’s lineup. He tied for 16th at the Hawkeye Invitational last weekend.

The No. 2 position will be taken by Calvin Freeman, who led the field in the final round of the Hawkeye Invitational with 4-under-par 68. He has a 74.75 stroke average in 24 rounds this season.

Senior Matt Record is the No. 3 player for Nebraska, while Ross Dickson and Manuel Lavin represent the Nos. 4 and 5 positions, respectively. Record enters the tournament with a 74.10 stroke average over 21 rounds. Dickson, having started every tournament this season, has a 74.15 average. Lavin, a senior, is making his second appearance of the season after tying for 56th in Iowa City last weekend.

Mike Siwa and Ryan Grassel will be Nebraska’s individuals in New York.

Last Time Out: Freeman Fires Final-Round 68 to Lead Huskers in Iowa
Nebraska fired even-par 288 in the final round of the Hawkeye-Great River Entertainment Invitational on a rainy Sunday to earn its second consecutive sixth-place finish on April 13.

Calvin Freeman led the Huskers in the final round by matching his best score of the season with 4-under-par 68. He produced the low round of the day among the 65 participants in the field during a day full of rainfall.

The junior from Table Rock, Neb., started on Hole No. 15 and birdied his first four holes before adding additional ones on Nos. 2 and 6. Freeman’s only bogeys in the final round came on Nos. 10 and 12. Freeman finished tied for 26th at 224 strokes after carding rounds of 79 and 77 on Saturday.

The Huskers’ sixth-place result matches their lowest of the season with two other performances. NU finished sixth at both the Desert Shootout three weeks ago and the Price’s Give ‘Em Five Invitational in October. The finish in Iowa marks Nebraska’s sixth top-10 finish in nine stroke play events.

NU entered Sunday’s action at Finkbine Golf Course, a par-72, 7,239-yard configuration, in 10th place after rounds of 305 and 302 on Saturday. The Huskers’ 288 total on Sunday was the third-best score among teams in the final round, as team champion Iowa (285) and runner-up Iowa State (284) were the only two teams to shoot under par over the final 18 holes. Nebraska finished with a 31-over-par 895 total over 54 holes in Iowa City.

Junior Josh Reinertson earned the best finish of his career with a tie for 16th after firing 5-over-par 221 over 54 holes. The Gibbon, Neb., native used two birdies and three bogeys in the final round en route to 1-over-par 73 at Finkbine Golf Course. He posted a pair of 74s on Saturday.

Ross Dickson, who has started every tournament for Nebraska this season, carded 3-over-par 75 in Sunday’s final round. The junior from London, England managed to birdie the par-4 seventh hole on Sunday. He shot 229 for the tournament to tie for 42nd at the Hawkeye Invitational.

Senior Matt Record paced his way to an even-par 72 in Iowa City on Sunday. He made three birdies on the front nine to go out in 1-under-par 35 before making eight pars and one bogey on the back nine en route to 37. Record finished one stroke behind Dickson over three rounds to collect a tie for 47th.

Manuel Lavin tied for 56th with 235 strokes over 54 holes. He posted 86 on Sunday after producing scores of 73 and 76 in the first and second rounds, respectively.

Off the Tee:
• Nebraska has managed a 295.07 stroke average over 27 rounds (nine stroke play tournaments) this season. The Huskers have shown successive improvement over each round, averaging 292.78 strokes in the third round. NU has a 297.00 stroke average in the first round and a 295.44 average in the second round.

• The Huskers have managed top 10 finishes in six of their nine stroke play events this season. Nebraska’s best finish is sixth place, which it has achieved three times. The first was at the Price’s Give ‘Em Five Invitational in October. The Huskers have recorded back-to-back sixth-place finishes with their performances at the Desert Shootout and the Hawkeye Invitational.

• Ross Dickson has appeared in every tournament this season, compiling a 74.15 stroke average over 27 rounds. His best finish was a tie for 13th at the Firestone Invitational in October.

• Josh Reinertson will be making his third stroke play appearance of the season this weekend. He produced a career-best performance in Nebraska’s last time out, tying for 16th at the Hawkeye Invitational. He carded rounds of 74, 74 and 73 for a 54-hole total of 221.

• Calvin Freeman is making his 10th start of the season. He has played in every tournament since sitting out of the season-opening Columbia NCAA Regional Preview in September.

• Matt Record is making his ninth appearance of the 2013-14 campaign. He has played in all five tournaments this spring for Nebraska.

• Manuel Lavin is making his second consecutive start of the season after not playing in Nebraska’s first nine tournaments. He tied for 56th at the Hawkeye Invitational last weekend.

• Mike Siwa and Ryan Grassel are playing as individuals outside of Nebraska’s lineup on Monday and Tuesday. Siwa is playing in his seventh tournament of the season, while Grassel will tee it up for the first time in 2013-14.

• The Spring Ahead: After this weekend’s trip to New York, the Huskers head to the Big Ten Championships, May 2-4, at the Pete Dye Course in French Lick, Ind.

• Calvin Freeman and Matt Record each finished in the top 30 of the Patriot All-America Invitational at The Wigwam’s Gold Course in Litchfield Park, Ariz., in December 2013. Freeman fired a 2-over-par 212 total over three rounds to tie for 13th among the 83-player field. Record shot 220 to tie for 28th.

• The Huskers signed Ben Maschka for the 2014-15 season during the winter offseason. Maschka will complete his senior year at Omaha Creighton Prep this spring. He finished second individually at the 2013 Nebraska Class A state championship, helping the Junior Jays to their second consecutive team title. He was a semifinalist at the 2013 Nebraska Men’s Match Play and a quarterfinalist at the 2013 Nebraska Junior Match Play.

• Under Head Coach Bill Spangler, who is in his 13th season, Nebraska has won 10 tournament titles. Spangler has also guided the Huskers to 30 top-three tournament finishes and six individual titles.

• The Nebraska men’s golf program has four NCAA Championship appearances along with seven NCAA Regional starts. In each season from 2010 to 2012, the Huskers sent one individual to the NCAA Regionals. Scott Willman tied for 40th at the Norman Regional (2012), Andrew Wyatt tied for 41st at the Colorado Regional (2011) and Brandon Crick tied for eighth at the West Regional (2010).


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