No. 3 Owens Men's Golf Shoots 298, Sits One Stroke Back At NJCAA D-II Nationals
13abc.com Joe Nugent, Sports Anchor/Reporter - email
The No. 3 Owens Community College men's golf team shot a 298 in the first round of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II National Tournament today.
The team sits in second place overall behind No. 2 Walters State (Tenn.) Community College, who shot a 297 for the first round. Parkland (IL) College shot a 300 for third place.
Individually, Philippe Weppernig (Luzern, Switzerland) shot a team-low 73, which puts him six strokes off the current leader, Sebastian Otoya of Seminole (OK) State. Harrison Long(Wilnecote/Tamworth, U.K.) followed Weppernig with a 74, while Brandon Hoelzer (Fremont Ross/Fremont, Ohio) shot a 75.
Kirby Manown (Belle Vernon/Belle Vernon, Penn.) was just behind Hoelzer with a 76. Dru Hein (Jasper/Jasper, Ind.) rounded out the lineup with an 82.
"I thought we did pretty well," said Owens men's golf head coach Josh Williams. "The conditions were tough as the wind picked up and the greens were fast, but I was very, very pleased."