NIU Men's Golf In 17th Place At Pinehurst Intercollegiate

GO HUSKIES Redshirt freshman Matt Triplett leads the Huskies with an opening round 78.
GO HUSKIES
Redshirt freshman Matt Triplett leads the Huskies with an opening round 78.
GO HUSKIES

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March 18, 2007

Pinehurst, N.C. -- The Northern Illinois men's golf team struggled in the opening round of the Pinehurst Intercollegiate by Gatorade, as the Huskies fired a first-round 319 (+31) to put them in 17th place out of 18 teams at The Centennial Pinehurst No. 8 [par 72, 7,092 yards] on Sunday.

 

NIU redshirt freshman Matt Triplett (St. Charles, Ill.) led the charge for the Huskies with a six-over par, 78. Freshman Tim Kay (Bartlett, Ill.) was one stroke behind Triplett with a 79, while classmate Andrew Frame (Manteno, Ill.) carded an 80.

 

Junior Zach Jecklin (Bloomington, Ill.) entered the clubhouse with an 82, while sophomore Alex Wagner (St. Charles, Ill.) added a 90.

 

"It was very windy and cold out there today," NIU head men's golf coach John Cleary said. "The wind was swirling, the greens were tough and the flags were in hard places. We lost a lot of shots around the green, but fortunately it was just an 18-hole day and we can make some shots up tomorrow."

 

SMU leads the tournament with 293, followed by Mississippi (294), Indiana (297), UNC-Greensboro (297), Michigan (298), Penn State (299), Wisconsin (301), VCU (301), Eastern Michigan (302), Marshall (304), East Carolina (306), Marquette (306), North Florida (309), Toledo (310), Western Illinois (312), UNC-Wilmington (315), NIU (319) and Ball State (321).

 

Marshall's Trent Schambach is in first-place with a three-under par 69. Schambach is followed by Michigan's Bill Rankin (70), Indiana's Drew Allenspach (71), SMU's Scott Barton (71), UNC-Greensboro's J.D. Bass (71) and SMU's Colt Knost (71).

 

Second round action is slated for 7 a.m. [CST] on Monday.  

 

 --NIU--