By: Andrew Gavin (@GBGavin)
HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) – Junior Dan Ozga (Edgerton, Wis.) shot a 2-over par 74 on Saturday as the Green Bay men’s golf team carved two strokes off its score from round one and remained in fourth place after the second round of the 2013 Horizon League Championships at the par-72, 6,770-yard El Campeon Course at Mission Inn Resort Club and Resort.
Green Bay is 30-over par (606) after 36 holes, trailing Valparaiso (290), Cleveland State (292) and Loyola (604) heading into Sunday’s final 18 holes. AS a team on Saturday, the Phoenix was 20-over par on the front nine and even on the back nine. To follow the action with live scoring on Sunday beginning at 6:40 a.m. CT, click here.
Ozga’s round included four birdies as the junior played the final six holes in 2-under par. With a two-day total of 7-over 151, Ozga is tied for ninth place. Defending champion Chad Ebert (Kenosha, Wis.) bounced back from a tough start and fired a 1-under par 36 on the back nine on Saturday, carding a 75 to also sit in a tie for ninth place after two rounds.
Senior Cam Fuller (Sturgeon Bay, Wis.) has posted rounds of 74 and 76 to sit one shot in front of Ozga and Ebert in eighth place (150, +6) and give the Phoenix three golfers in the top-10 heading to Sunday.
Freshman Gene Kiela (Plymouth, Wis.) and sophomore Tom Boockmeier (Green Bay, Wis.) both continued the trend of recovering from slow starts. Kiela was 5-over and Boockmeier was 6-over at the turn before both played the back nine at even par. Kiela is tied for 18th after two rounds of 77 (154) while Boockmeier is tied for 27th (159).
1. Valparaiso, 301-289=590
2. Cleveland State, 300-292=592
3. Loyola, 299-305=604
4. Green Bay, 304-302=606
5. Detroit, 311-299=610
6. Youngstown State, 312-309=621
7. Wright State, 317-310=627
8. Cam Fuller, 74-76=150
T9. Chad Ebert, 76-75=151
T9. Dan Ozga, 77-74=151
T18. Gene Kiela, 77-77=154
T29. Tom Boockmeier, 81-78=159
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