Men's golf roars back on final day of Nebraska tourney
NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. -- Northern Colorado's men's golf team started its 2009-10 season with a monster comeback on the second day of the Fairway Club Invitational, hosted by the University of Nebraska.
The Bears ended the first day of competition Monday in 11th place out of 12 teams, just ahead of North Dakota, before coming back this afternoon and climbing all the way to seventh place by shooting the second-lowest team score of the day, just behind Big 12-program Kansas.
Chuck Scheinost's program was led in the tournament by Nick Bisogno, who finished in 29th place overall after shooting a 6-over-par 222 in the three-round format.
Steve Bidne (+7, 223) and Rich Lash (+8, 224) also finished in the top 40 for the Bears.
"We had a really good round today," Scheinost said. "We really struggled out of the gate yesterday and made quite a few silly mistakes. But I'm really pleased with the way we came back out there today and put some good rounds together."
Northern Colorado found itself in poor position on Monday after combining for a 610 team score, which was 10 better than North Dakota but well behind day-one leader Drake (562).
The Bears regrouped, though, and shook off their beginning-of-the-season jitters on Tuesday and entered the clubhouse with a 289 final-round score, just behind the Jayhawks' 288.
Northern Colorado finished their season-opening event ahead of Butler, Creighton, Missouri State, South Dakota State and North Dakota.
"I'm glad we were able to start the season off on such a good note," Scheinost said. "We've got a long ways to go, and we're excited for what we've got down the road, but we really needed to get off to a good start. I think the guys know now that they can play pretty good golf."