Men's golf battles tough course, finishes William H. Tucker Invitational in 13th
William H. Tucker results
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Northern Colorado men's golf team battled through a very tough golf course to finish in 13th place in the William H. Tucker Invitational.
The Championship Golf Course in Albuquerque proved to be a daunting obstacle for the Northern Colorado golfers, as the team shot a combined score of 922 (+54) over the three rounds.
"The course was set up very tricky during this whole tournament," said Northern Colorado head coach Chuck Scheinost. "The rough was really thick, which set up for some difficult situations that we didn't figure out."
Nick Bisogno was the leader for the Bears, shooting a three-round score of 224 (+8), which was good enough to finish in a tie for 26th. In the first day, the senior from Olathe, Kan., put together a 3-over par 75, and a 1-under par 71.
"Nick was definitely a bright spot for us these past few days," Scheinost said. "He played really well in the first day and was in contention going into the final round, which is exactly what we want."
Troy Sidabras finished in 63rd for the tournament after shooting a combined score of 233 (+17). His best round came when he shot a 3-over par 75 in the opening eighteen holes.
Steve Bidne came in right behind Sidabras, finishing with a three-round score of 234 (+18), which was good enough for 64th in the tournament. His best round came in the second round with a 3-over par 75.
"We put together a couple of good rounds in the first day," said Scheinost. "But we just seemed to let it slip away. One thing we do have going us though is that we have had somebody new each week step up and be a leader. Now we just need to work on being consistent."
San Diego State ended up taking the team title, shooting a combined score of 874 (+10). North Texas (+11), New Mexico (+12), New Mexico State (+14), and BYU (+21) rounded out the top-five.
New Mexico State's Joon Heui Lee (-4), North Texas' Carlos Ortiz (-4), and Pepperdine's Andrew Putnam (-4) all finished atop the individual leader-board, while BYU's Zac Blair (-3) and New Mexico State's Timothy Madigan rounded out the top-five.
The Bears have two more tournaments remaining in the fall, with their next trip coming up on Oct. 11 and Oct. 12. The team will travel to Layton, Utah to participate in the Purple and Red Invitational.