ELK GROVE, Calif. – The Omaha men’s golf team overcame a rough start to improve by 20 strokes from one round to another and sit in 11th place after the first two rounds of the Sacramento State Invitational.
The Mavericks posted a 36-hole team score of 618. They started out at 319 but cut 20 strokes off in round two with a score of 299. Loyola Marymount leads the tournament with a score of 575, just ahead of Northern Colorado at 579. Chico State is third at 580.
Karl Krieser led the Mavericks in scoring through the first two rounds, posting rounds of 79 and 73 for a score of 152, good for a tie for 35th place overall. That put him two strokes ahead of teammate Taylor Sidzyik who shot 78 in round one and followed up with a round of 76. He’s tied for 45th.
Alex Holtan was third for the Mavericks and in a tie for 53rd overall after firing rounds of 81 and 75 for a total score of 156.
Mitch Ryan and Alex Overfelt both shot 157 on day one. Ryan carded an 81 in round one and came back with 76 in round two. Overfelt went 82-75 for the Mavericks’ biggest improvement from round one to two. Both players are tied for 57th in the field of 68 golfers.
The final round begins Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Valley Hi Country Club.