By Nate Tenopir, Sports Editor
The UNO men’s golf team took fifth place at the Beu/Mussatto Invitational hosted by Western Illinois Tuesday afternoon. The Mavs finished with a team score of 909 after posting 308 in round three.
Freshman Alex Holtan led the way for UNO with a 54-hole score of 224. Holtan’s 75 in the invite’s final round gave the Mavs’ their highest individual finish, a tie for 18th.
Redshirt freshman Taylor Sidzyik was the Mavs’ second-highest finisher, tying for 33rd with a 230. Fellow freshman Mitch Johnson was one behind at 231 and in a tie for 36th. Michael Shukis was fourth for UNO with a 236 and Karl Krieser was fifth with a 241. Krieser had the Mavs’ low round for the tournament, shooting a 71 in round two on Monday.
UNO had their best round of the tournament in round two when the Mavs finished with a team score of 295. Combined with a 306 from round one, UNO was in fifth place after 36 holes.
Though Tuesday’s 308 was the Mavs’ worst round of the tournament, UNO held on to fifth in the 15-team field.
Indian Hills Community College won the event, finishing 36 shots ahead of the Mavs with an 873. Western Illinois was second with an 891 and South Dakota State took third with an 892.
The women’s golf team shot a 348 in the final round of the IPFW Spring Classic to take ninth place in the 10-team event. The Mavs’ total score of 687 was 17 shots ahead of 10th place Wisconsin-Green Bay.
Sophomore Melyssa Doerr led the way on Monday with an 83 while senior Rebecca Pollock had the Mavs’ low round with a 78 on Sunday. Pollock’s first round score had her in a four-way tie for the lead after 18 holes.
Her second score of 84 gave Pollock a total score of 162, good enough for ninth overall. Doerr finished in a tie for 27th with a 171, UNO’s second-best individual score.
Sophomore Brooke Thilges and Junior Elizabeth Havekost finished in a three-way tie for 41st with scores of 177, and junior Danielle Kuchar finished tied for fifth with a 183.
The Mavs were in sixth place after the first round with a team score of 339, but shot nine shots worse on Monday to finish in ninth. The University of Indianapolis won the tournament with a 640 and Chicago State was a distant second at 662.