Men's golf finishes in 10th at Snowman Getaway
CHANDLER, Ariz. – The Northern Colorado men's golf team put together its lowest round of the tournament to finish in 10th place at the Snowman Getaway Invitational at Whirlwind Golf Club.
For the first time in 2011, the Bears put together a score under 300, shooting a final round team-score of 295 (+7). After the three rounds, Northern Colorado finished just five strokes behind Washington State for tenth.
"It was good to finally get out there," said Northern Colorado head coach Chuck Scheinost. "We definitely improved today and got some better performances from guys.
"We still have a lot to improve on. I thought we made a lot of mistakes in our short-game, especially our putting. But that's to be expected this early in the season."
The Bears were led by senior Nick Bisogno, whose three-round score of 216 (+0) was good enough to put him in a tie for 12th with four other golfers. In the final day, he shot an even-par 72 to finish strong.
"It was good to see Nick come out and have a strong tournament for us," Scheinost said. "Hopefully, he can carry this into the rest of the season."
Fellow senior, Steve Bidne, bounced back from a 4-over par 76 in the first round to post back-to-back 1-over par 73s. His combined score of 222 (+6), put him in a tie for 29th.
Troy Sidabras opened up his spring season with a combined score of 234 (+18), finishing in a tie for 64th place. His final round 3-over par 75 was his lowest of the tournament.
The Missouri Tigers (-23) blew away the field, winning the team title by an impressive 25 strokes. Idaho (+2), UMKC (+4), Washington State (+5) and British Columbia (+7) rounded out the top-five.
To go along with the team title, Missouri finished with the top-three individual scores. Emilio Cuartero took home medal honors after putting together a combined score of 206 (-10). Fellow Tigers William Harrold (-5) and Stuart Ballingall (-4) finished second and third, respectively. British Columbia's Andrew Robb (-3) finished in fourth, while three golfers finished in a tie for fifth.
The Bears have a couple weeks off before heading into the meat of their spring schedule. They start things back up again on March 7 when they travel to Long Beach, Calif. to participate in the Del Walker Intercollegiate.