May 22, 2013
SCOTTSBORO, Ala.—Sophomore Cody Reiber shot an even-par 72 and the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team is tied for 12th after the second round of the NJCAA Division II national tournament Wednesday at Goose Pond Colony.
The Chargers posted a 304 as a team during the second round, and their two-day total of 606 has them tied with Allegany (Md.) and three strokes behind 11th-place Murray State (Okla.). First-round leader South Mountain (Ariz.) shot 285 as a team during the second round and is at 7 under for the tournament, eight shots ahead of Walters State (Tenn.).
“We didn’t shoot ourselves out of a chance at finishing in the top 10, but we didn’t exactly help ourselves today either,” Sandburg coach Ryan Twaddle said. “The good news is we still have two days to show we can play better.”
Reiber closed his round with a 3-under-par 33 on the back nine and is in an eight-way tie for 22nd individually at 1 over for the tournament. Freshman Joey Juergens matched his 75 from the first round and is tied for 53rd overall at 6 over. Sophomore Mark Dockstader (161, 106th) added a 78, and sophomore Chad Hatch (152, T-64th) turned in a 79 on Wednesday.
Despite hitting perhaps Sandburg’s two best shots of the day, sophomore Nick Gustafson (164, T-109th) added an 83 that didn’t count toward the Chargers’ team score for the round. Gustafson knocked in a 75-yard wedge shot for birdie on the par-4 fourth, and, after his third shot on the par-5 15th ended up on a bridge, he landed his approach safely on the green and two-putted for bogey.
“It was definitely an adventurous day for us,” Twaddle said. “Our guys came up with some great shots at times when they needed to, but we just couldn’t put anything together consistently as a team. We showed flashes of what we’re capable of, but we need to put it together for a full round.”
Carl Sandburg College men's golfer Nick Gustafson hits his fourth shot on the 15th hole off a bridge during the second round of the NJCAA Division II national tournament Wednesday at Goose Pond Colony in Scottsboro, Ala. Gustafson's shot landed safely on the green.