Nebraska Wesleyan had a disappointing opening round of 311 at the first day of the 2011 NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championships in Greensboro, N.C., on Tuesday (May 11).
The Prairie Wolves finished day one in tie for 30th overall in the team race. NWU will have their work cut out for them if they want to make it to the final two rounds of the NCAA Championships. The top 15 teams make the cut and will play on Thursday and Friday, also the top five individuals not on a top 15 team will also advance.
Senior Patrick Hanzel was one bright spot for the Prairie Wolves as he fired an opening round score of 73 (+1) and is tied for 30th as an individual.
The only other NWU golfer to break 80 was freshman Rory Doll who shot a 76. Doll is tied for 77th. The three other NWU golfers were Geoff Oliphant (80), Ryan Boyer (82) and Kyle Jaacks (84).
The team score of 311, was the second highest team score for NWU this season.
Nebraska Wesleyan will try to make a run on day two when they tee off at 8:30 am at the Grandover Resort.