Green Bay Sits in Second After Day One of Home Invitational
GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - The Green Bay men's golf team kicked off its 2010 campaign Monday, hosting the Green Bay Invitational at Green Bay Country Club. Senior Austin Ehlenfeldt, with matching rounds of one-over par 73, led the Phoenix to a tie for second place after 36 holes.
With a two-round total of 602 (+26), Green Bay is in a tie for second with Lewis and six shots off the pace set by St. Ambrose. Loyola is in fourth place (608, +32) after leading the field after 18 holes with an 11-over 299. North Dakota State and IPFW are just one more stroke back and tied for fifth (609, +33) in the 10-team field.
Ryan Sergeant of St. Ambrose leads the individual field at one-over 145 (73-72), just one shot clear of Ehledfeldt (73-73) and teammate Travis England (72-74).
Paced by Ehlenfeldt's 14 pars and second-straight 73, the Phoenix shaved 10 strokes off their opening round score to shoot an eight-over 296 Monday afternoon. Each of the team's players improved in their second 18, including sophomore Cam Fuller, who improved to a three-over 75 after an opening round 81.
Green Bay's Chris Pural and Sam Weber each carded identical rounds of 77 and 74 Monday and are tied for 12th overall at seven-over 151. Fuller is tied for 222nd while sophomore Chad Ebert rounds out the Phoenix squad in a tie for 25th at 13-over 157 (79-78).
In the opening round, Ehlenfeldt carded three bogeys and a pair of birdies for his one-over par 73 which left him in a tie for sixth after 18 holes. The senior birdied the 550-yard par-five second and the 398-yard par-four 15th.
Green Bay's B team, which consists of only four players, fired rounds of 316 and 312 (628, +52) to sit in seventh place after 36 holes. Paul Bretl led the B squad with rounds of 76 and 78 and is tied for 20th overall (154, +10). Dan Ozga (81-76=157, T29th), Evan Desormeau (79-79=158, T30th) and Lee Swan (80-79=159, T33rd) rounded out the scores for Green Bay's second squad.
The event is being held at the 7,097-yard, par-72 Green Bay Country Club. The men's tournament coincides with a 36-hole women's tournament, which is currently being led by Loyola at 321. The Green Bay women, who were paced by an opening round 80 by freshman Cassandra Marschall (Marshfield, Wis.), are 12 shots back in fourth place.
With Monday in the books, both the men's and women's teams will return to the course at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday for the final round.
1. St. Ambrose, 303-293=596 (+20)
2. Green Bay, 306-296=602 (+26)
2. Lewis, 304-298=602 (+26)
4. Loyola, 299-309=608 (+32)
5. North Dakota State, 302-307=609 (+33)
5. IPFW, 303-306=609 (+33)
7. Green Bay B, 316-312=628 (+52)
8. North Dakota, 320-312=632 (+56)
9. South Dakota, 326-316=642 (+66)
10. Chicago State, 328-328=656 (+80)
Green Bay Individuals
T2. Austin Ehlenfeldt, 73-73=146 (+2)
T12. Chris Pural, 77-74=151 (+7)
T12. Sam Weber, 77-74=151 (+7)
T20. Paul Bretl, 76-78=154 (+10)
T22. Cam Fuller, 81-75=156 (+12)
T25. Chad Ebert, 79-78=157 (+13)
T25. Dan Ozga, 81-76=157 (+13)
T30. Evan Desormeau, 79-79=158 (+14)
T33. Lee Swan, 80-79=159 (+15)