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Lakers turn in second round scores

By Staff | May 23, 2008

lPHOENIX — The three Iowa Lakes Men’s Golf Team national qualifying members completed the second round at the NJCAA Division II National Men’s Golf Tournament at Palm Valley Golf Course in Phoenix, Ariz.

Tom Thompson of Kimball, S.D., shot a 78, and that score coupled with this opening round of 76 puts him in a tie for 42nd place with a two-day total of 154.

“Tom had a solid round,” said coach Dan Soper. “It was tough for most players to shoot under 80 today.”

Soper went on to explain that scores were much higher overall in the second round due to tougher pin placement and the gusting winds throughout the day.

Ross Froehlich of Algona shot an 82 the second round, which gave him a total score of 161 when added to his opening day score of 79. His scores put him in a tie for 87th place.

“Ross played pretty well,” said Soper. “The only problem was the three double-bogeys in a row that brought his score up.”

Nick Christensen of Mission, Texas, shot an opening round 84. His score in the second round was an 86, giving him a two day total of 170 and a share of 116th place.

“Nick also played well today considering the conditions,” said Soper. “He had scored two eights on the back nine which really hurt him.”

Overall standings can be found at http://www.mccaa.org/divIIgolfnat.htm.