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NU Takes Second Place at Git-R-Done Invitational

By NU Athletic Communications

Git-R-Done Husker Invitational

Saturday, April 13

Lincoln, Neb. – Firethorn Golf Club

Par 71 – 7,025 Yards



Format: Two Competition Rounds, 36 holes

Saturday, April 13 – 9:00 a.m. CT: Shotgun Start, 18 holes

Saturday, April 13 – 12:30 p.m. CT: Continuous Play, 18 holes


Nebraska Lineup:

T-4th Jay Cottam: 74-69 = 143 (+1)

T-10th Jace Guthmiller: 74-74 = 148 (+6)

T-12th Tanner Owen: 79-71 = 150 (+8)

T-12th Mitch Klooz: 77-73 = 150 (+8)

T-26th Jackson Wendling: 74-80 = 154 (+12)


Huskers Competing Individually:

T-18th Tristan Nelko: 76-76 = 152 (+10)

T-26th Cameron Jones: 75-79 = 154 (+12)

T-34th Sean Song: 77-80 = 157 (+15)

T-34th Patrick Clare: 75-82 = 157 (+15)

36th Dylan McCabe: 80-79 = 159 (+17)


Lincoln Neb., - The Nebraska men's golf team finished in second place at the Husker Git-R-Done Invitational on Saturday at Firethorn Golf Club in Lincoln, Neb. This weekend’s tournament marked the first Division I tournament hosted by NU in Lincoln since the 2005-06 season.


NU fired a 586 (+18) over two rounds to take second place, trailing only the #38 Arkansas Razorbacks, who took first place after shooting a one-under-par 567. South Dakota State (+25), Nebraska Omaha (+30), Drake (+37) and Creighton (+39) rounded out the field.


“We left a lot of shots out there today as a team,” Head Coach Mark Hankins said. “We didn’t manage a few of the holes out there and it cost us some big numbers. It was the difference between competing for a team title and a distant runner-up finish. We don’t have any excuses, we just dug ourselves too deep of a hole after round one.”  

The Huskers top finisher was graduate transfer Jay Cottam, who shot fired a two-round score of 143 (+1) to finish tied for fourth. The fourth-place finish is Cottam’s top finish since he’s been at NU.


“I’m very proud of a Jay for posting a top five finish,” Hankins said. “He hung in there, played smart and patient all day and put together a good tournament.”


Jace Guthmiller finished second place among all Huskers and tied for 10th overall after shooting 148 (+6) over 36-holes. Tanner Owen and Mitch Klooz (+8) finished tied for 12th while Jackson Wendling tied for 26th (+12) to round out the starting lineup.


The Huskers also had five golfers compete individually, led by freshman Tristan Nelko, who tied for 18th overall after carding a two-round score of 152 (+10). Junior Cameron Jones tied for 26th with Jackson Wendling (+12) in his third appearance of the spring.


Patrick Clare, Sean Song and Dylan McCabe each made their spring debuts today. Clare and Song (+15) tied for 34th while McCabe came in 36th after firing a 159 (+17) across 36 holes.


Up Next:

The Huskers head to Iowa City, Iowa for next weekend’s Hawkeye Invitational. The two-day tournament will take place on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21.


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