OXBOW, N.D. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - Freshman Tom Boockmeier (Green Bay, Wis.) recovered from an opening-round 80 on Monday morning to finish ninth at the Erv Kaiser Invitational and help the Green Bay men's golf team take third. The Green Bay native fired rounds of 73 and 76 in the second and third rounds at Oxbow Country Club for his first career top-10.
Green Bay's three-day total of 922 placed them third in the eight-team field, behind Manitoba (904) and South Dakota (909). Junior(Kenosha, Wis.) was a stroke back of Boockmeier with a 54-hole total of 230 (75-75-80) and finished in a tie for 14th. Boockmeier tied for the tourney lead in birdies with nine while Ebert tallied seven.
Freshman Tyler Schmidt (Jefferson, Wis.) and senior Cam Fuller (Sturgeon Bay, Wis.) were 21st (74-81-80=235) and 23rd (77-79-80=236). Sophomore Sam Weber (Heartland, Wis.) had the team's best round of the tourney with an opening round 73 but finished in a tie for 30th (73-80-87=240).
Playing as an individual, sophomore Dan Ozga (Edgerton, Wis.) also tied for ninth for Green Bay. He had identical rounds of 74 in Monday's first and second rounds before finishing with an 81 on Tuesday. Freshmen Nic Johnson (Wales, Wis.) and Derek Fiestadt (Kaukauna, Wis.) were tied for 14th (78-73-79=230) and tied for 19th (77-77-80=234) respectively.
Green Bay returns to the course for competition on Oct. 1 for a dual meet against Butler.