Willman Tied for 43rd at NCAA Norman Regional
Norman, Okla. - Husker senior golfer Scott Willman shot a 5-over-par 77 on Friday at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club and is tied for 43rd with 18 holes to play at the NCAA Norman Regional.
In Thursday's opening round, Willman posted a 3-over-par 75, but Friday proved to be a tougher day of scoring for the field. The senior started his second round on Hole No. 10, a 319-yard par 4, and made birdie to get his round going in the right direction. However, he bogeyed the next hole as well as the par-5 13th. After making par on No. 14, Willman made three consecutive bogeys on Nos. 15-17 before a par on the 18th to finish the back nine at 4-over-par 40.
On the front nine, Willman bogeyed three of the first four holes, putting him at 7-over-par for the round. He responded on No. 5, a 616-yard par 5, with a birdie before parring Nos. 6-8. Willman finished the round on a high note for the second straight day, birdieing the ninth hole, a 420-yard par 4.
Willman, a Prairie Village, Kan., native, is in fourth place among the individuals competing at the NCAA Norman Regional. Arkansas-Little Rock's Alfred Kerstis (T-23rd) and UTEP's Martin Simonsen (T-23rd) are tied for the individual lead at 3-over-par 147. Nevada's Kevin Lucas is tied for 36th at 150 strokes, while Willman is tied for 43rd at 152. Stephen F. Austin's Mitchell McLeroy is tied for 50th at 153.
Washington is leading the team competition by four strokes over Florida State at 567. Illinois' Thomas Pieters leads overall at 137 with 18 holes to play. Saturday's final round tees off at 8 a.m. (CST). Live scoring can be found at this link.
NCAA Norman Regional
Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club
T-23. Alfred Kerstis, Arkansas-Little Rock - 147 (73-74)
T-23. Martin Simonsen, UTEP - 147 (72-75)
T-36. Kevin Lucas, Nevada - 150 (71-79)
T-43. Scott Willman, Nebraska - 152 (75-77)
T-50. Mitchell McLeroy, Stephen F. Austin - 153 (76-77)
Team Top 5
1. Washington - 567 (286-281)
2. Florida State - 571 (279-292)
3. Texas - 572 (279-293)
4. Illinois - 575 (284-291)
5. Georgia Tech - 576 (290-286)