Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Huskers Move Up Into Sixth at Big Ten Championships

By NU Athletic Communications

Big Ten Championships

Friday, April 26 – Sunday, April 28

Philadelphia, Pa. – Philadelphia Cricket Club

Par 70 – 7,119 Yards

Scores: Golfstat.com

 

Nebraska’s Scores Through Two Rounds:

T14th Tanner Owen: 73-76 = 149 (+9)

T19th Mitch Klooz: 72-78 = 150 (+10)

T19th Jay Cottam: 75-75 = 150 (+10)

T29th Jackson Wendling: 76-76 = 152 (+12)

T54th Jace Guthmiller: 75-82 = 157 (+17)

 

Format: Three Competition Rounds, 54 holes

Sunday, April 28 – 8 a.m. CT Shotgun Start, 18 holes

  

Philadelphia, Pa. - The Nebraska men's golf team moved up into sixth place out of 14 teams after 36 holes at the 2019 Big Ten Men’s Golf Championships. NU is on pace to attain its highest ever finish at the Big Ten Championships while Coach Hankins and his team look to continue their move up the leaderboard on Sunday. 


“It was a difficult day for scoring with higher than normal winds and was just a matter of our guys taking their time, hitting quality shots and continuing to think on the golf course,“ Huskers Head Coach Mark Hankins said. “Tomorrow will be a new day and we need to treat this as a normal tournament, prepare to play their best round individually and compete against the other players who are trying to do the same.“

 

Illinois and Minnesota (+30) moved up to a tie for first place after the second round. Both teams shot 287-303 through 36 holes. They hold a one-stroke lead on Purdue (+31), who had a five-stroke lead after yesterday’s first round. Michigan and Michigan State (+35) are tied for fourth place.

 

NU junior Tanner Owen continued his quest for a bid to NCAA Regionals with a second round 76 that moved him into the top 15. He’s +9 through 36 holes after going 73-76 for a 149 (+9). Owen is two strokes out of the top-10 and five strokes from cracking the top five.

 

Redshirt junior Mitch Klooz stayed in the top 20 after a second round where he fired a 78 (+8). Klooz is tied for 19th with teammate Jay Cottam, who had the best round two of all Huskers, firing a 75 (+5) to move up 17 spots in the player leaderboard.

 

Senior Jackson Wendling carded his second consecutive 76 (+6) to move into a tie for 29th place. Fellow senior Jace Guthmiller is tied for 54th after he shot an 82 (+12) today.

 

The Huskers will compete in the final round of the Big Ten Championships tomorrow morning at 8 a.m. CT in a shotgun start.

 

How to Follow Along:

Golfstat.com will have the live stats throughout the tournament. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @HuskersGolf for more news and updates on the team.

 

Big Ten Championships Standings:

T1. #27 Illinois: 287-303 = 590 (+30)

T1. Minnesota: 287-303 = 590 (+30)

3. Purdue: 282-309 = 591 (+31)

T4. Michigan State: 291-304 = 595 (+35)

T4. Michigan: 299-296 = 595 (+35)

6. Nebraska: 295-305 = 600 (+40)

7. #47 Northwestern: 295-309 = 604 (+44)

8. Indiana: 293-312 = 605 (+45)

T9. #38 Iowa: 293-314 = 607 (+47)

T9. Rutgers: 291-316 = 607 (+47)

11. Maryland 301-307 = 608 (+48)

12. #45 Ohio State: 296-313 = 609 (+49)

13. Penn State: 294-317 = 611 (+51)

14. Wisconsin: 302-318 = 620 (+60)

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