first round results included
ALLENDALE, Mich. – The Washburn Ichabod golf team is in a tie for
third place after the first round of the 45th annual NCAA Division II
National Championships at the Meadows Golf Club in Allendale, Mich.
The Ichabods carded a team score of 296 for a 12-over par score. The
Ichabods will begin their second round at noon on Wednesday starting
on the 10th hole. The Ichabods’ third place tie is their best finish
after the first round of the national tournament.
John Robbins leads the Ichabods with an even-par 71, which places him
in a tie for third overall. Robbins was 1-under at the turn after
recording birdies on Nos. 6 and 9 and moved to 2-under after another
birdie on No. 13, but finished with back-to-back bogies.
Ryan Deutsch is in a tie for sixth place after the first round after
shooting a 1-over 72. Deutsch rebounded from a double bogey on his
opening hole to record birdies at No. 4 and No. 6 before giving back a
stroke with a bogey on No. 9. Deutsch worked his way back to even with
a birdie on No. 11, but bogied the 17th hole to finish 1-over.
Matt Ewald is in a tie for 48th after completing a round of 5-over.
Ewald was 3-over at the turn and added another pair of bogies on 16
Matt Lazzo is in a tie for 62nd place after a 6-over 77. After
starting his round with a triple-bogey on the first hole, Lazzo
rebounded to record a birdie on the second hole, but bogied the next
hole to fall back to 3-over. Lazzo birdied the fifth hole and made the
turn at 2-over. On the backside, Lazzo was 4-over after recording five
bogies and one birdie for a 39.
Taylor Dunham finished in a tie for 82nd place with a 9-over 80. After
going 9-over on the front side of his round with two double bogies and
a triple bogie, he recovered to play the backside at even par to
finish up his round.
The team score of 296 is tied for the second lowest team total for the
Ichabods in the national tournament as they recorded a 296 in the
third round of the 2005 national championships en route to a school-
best 10th place finish.
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