March 15, 2009

Men's Golf In Fifth After Round One

NAPA VALLEY - After day one at the Drake Spring Invitational, the Northern Colorado men's golf team finds themselves in 5th place overall after the first round of play. The Bears and entire field fought rain early in the day and wind throughout the round.

Leading the Bears after one round is senior Rich Lash, as he is currently in 10th place after tallying a 77, placing him at five over par.  Heading into round two, Lash is a mere six strokes behind the leader.

Following closely behind is sophomore Steve Bidne as well as freshman Kory Harrell.  Both Bidne and Harrell are tied for 18th place.  The underclassmen carded a score of 80 in round one.

Redshirt sophomore Ryan Boshoven is tied for 22nd with a score of 81 in the first round.  Boshoven is at nine over par and found his best play coming on the back nine improving from 43 strokes on the front to 38 on the back. 

After carding an 83 after the first round, sophomore Alberto Dell'Anna will head into round two tied for 29th at 11 over par.

Drury leads the tournament after tallying a 304, while Loyola-Chicago's Armando Fivela leads individually after shooting a one-under par 71.

The Bears will play round two of the Drake Spring Invitational on Monday the 16th in Napa Valley, California.