Men's golf sits in 9th after two rounds in Long Beach
Two round stats
GREELEY, Colo. – After putting together a very nice first round, the Northern Colorado men's golf squad faltered in the afternoon to finish the first day of action at the Del Walker Intercollegiate in ninth place.
The Bears shot a combined score of 751 (+51) after two rounds at the Virginia Country Club in Long Beach, Calif.
The day started off well for Northern Colorado, as the team ended the first round with a combined score of 364 (+14). The Bears finished the morning just six strokes behind second place.
Unfortunately, as the weather began to take a turn for the worst in the afternoon, the Bears' play struggled to battle the elements. The wind wreaked havoc on the players as the team shot a 387 (+37) to slip to ninth place.
"We had four players play really well this morning," said Northern Colorado Chuck Scheinost. "The wind really picked up in the afternoon and we played poorly."
Steve Bidne was a bright spot for the Bears as he sits within striking distance of the individual championship after two rounds. Through two rounds, Bidne has shot a combined score of 143 (+3) and is just one stroke behind second place, six behind UCLA's Gregor Main for the lead. The senior from Minnesota put together an even-par 70 in the first round and a 3-over par 73 in the second.
Alberto Dell'Anna sits in a tie for 40th after putting together a combined score of 150 (+10). He shot a 2-over par 72 in the first round, but struggled with the wind in the second, shooting an 8-over par 78.
Ben Krueger finished round two in a tie for 46th after shooting a combined score of 151 (+11). He put together a 2-over par 72 in the morning and shot a 9-over par 79 in the afternoon.
Nick Bisogno put together a two-round score of 152 (+12) and sits in a tie for 50th. He put together a 1-over par 71 in the first round and an 11-over par 81 in the second.
"We have a lot of work to do," Scheinost said. "We keep having one or two guys put together good individual performances, but we need to get everybody playing well at the same time.
"The weather is supposed to be nice tomorrow, so hopefully we can put together some good rounds and make a run."
The Bears will finish up their stay in Long Beach with the final round tomorrow.