Huskies in Ninth After Day One of Kemper Sports Intercollegiate

GO HUSKIES Griffin Bauman sits in 11th through two rounds
Griffin Bauman sits in 11th through two rounds

April 15, 2013

GLENVIEW, Ill. -- The Northern Illinois men’s golf team sits in ninth-place following Monday’s opening 36 holes of the Kemper Sports Intercollegiate at Glenview Country Club. Redshirt senior Griffin Bauman (Crystal Lake, Ill./Central) leads the Huskies individual with a two round total of 147, tied for 11th with one round to play.

“It was disappointing,” said NIU head coach Tom Porten. “We had a really good start to the morning round, through about 12-13 holes and then everybody gave a couple back. We were still in good shape but we just could not handle the rain (in the second round). The rain got really bad at the end and we hit a stretch of holes that knocked us back.”

NIU opened the tournament with a morning total of 299; good for fourth-place after Monday’s opening 18 holes. The round was NIU’s best since the Forest Hills Collegiate on Feb. 23. The Huskies had a team total of 310 in the afternoon round.

Bauman had the best opening round for the Huskies, firing a one-under 71. Bauman carded four birdies in his morning round and was three-under through his first 15 holes of the day, before giving back a pair of strokes in his closing holes.

Senior Bryce Emory (Aurora, Ill./Marmion Academy) finished with a first round 75, recording three birdies in his opening 18. Emory had three birdies in a four-hole stretch between No. 12 and No. 15 to pull back to even-par through his first nine holes of the day.

“Griffin (Bauman) and Bryce (Emory) both had good rounds going in the morning and the afternoon, but couldn’t quite finish them off,” said Porten. “It was good to see Nick (Schiavi) back in the lineup he didn’t hit his driver well but he scrambled well in the morning.”

Sophomore Nick Schiavi (Barrington, Ill./Barrington) opened with a four-over 76, his best round of the spring, and redshirt senior Greg Pohlmann (Decatur, Ill./Lakeview/Iowa Western C.C.), making his first start of the spring, carded three birdies en route to a five-over 77.

In the afternoon round, Emory posted a team-best 74, including an eagle on the par-five 14th hole. Emory is currently tied for 21st at five-over (149). Bauman shot a second round 76 to sit just outside the top-10 heading into Tuesday’s final round.

Tuesday’s third round will begin with at 8 a.m., with the Huskies opening play at 8:15 a.m. on the back nine.

Team Standings
1. Northwestern, -9, 277-290 -- 567
2. Ohio State, -3, 288-285 -- 573
3. Illinois State, +14, 298-292 -- 590
4. DePaul, +21, 303-294 -- 597
5. IUPUI, +25, 305-296 -- 601
6. St. John’s, +27, 302-301 -- 603
7. Ohio, +28, 301-303 -- 604
8. Marquette, +30, 302-304 -- 606
9. Northern Illinois, +33, 299-310 -- 609
10. Western Illinois, +37, 307-306 -- 613
T11. Loyola-Chicago, +38, 309-306 -- 614
T11. Bradley, +38, 312-302 -- 614
13. Dayton, +41, 313-304 -- 617
14. Chicago State, +136, 354-357 -- 712

Huskie Individual Standings
T11. Griffin Bauman, +3, 71-76 -- 147
T21. Bryce Emory, +5, 75-74 -- 149
T46. Nick Schiavi, +10, 76-78 -- 154
T63. Greg Pohlmann, +15, 77-82 -- 159
72. Connor Nelson, +17, 78-83 -- 161



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