Every one of the Nebraska Wesleyan golfers improved their score from day one as the Prairie Wolves moved up five spots to 15th place at the NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championships at Chateau Elan Resort in Braselton, Ga.
NWU shot a day two team score of 305 after firing a 320 on day one. They now are just four strokes out of 11th place, and 10 strokes from making the top 10. Day 2 was also the cut day at the tournament with just the top 23 teams making the cut for the final two rounds.
St. John Fisher College is in first place with a score of 596 (+28).
Senior Tyler Lawson (McCook, Neb.) continues to lead the NWU golfers. Lawson shot a 75 after getting birdies on three out of the last four holes. He has a two-day total of 151 (+9) to sit in a tie for 22nd place.
Sophomore Nate Jaeger (Lexington, Neb.) also shot a 75 on Wednesday. Jaeger was just 2-over par until he bogeyed the final two holes of the round. He is two shots behind Lawson with a 153 (+11).
The biggest improvement for NWU was freshman Patrick Hanzel (Lincoln, Neb.). Hanzel had a nine-stroke improvement from his first round. He shot a 2-over 73 on Wednesday after firing an 82 on Tuesday. He now is two shots behind Jaeger with a 155 (+13) and is a tie for 50th place.
Freshman Geoff Oliphant (Billings, Mont.) improved two strokes with a round of 82 while sophomore Phil Hranac (Kearney, Neb.) shaved one stroke off his day one total with an 83. Oliphant is currently in a tie for 127th place with a total of 166 (+24) while Hranac is in a tie for 133rd with a score of 167 (+25).