SALEM, Ore. – The Lewis-Clark State College men’s golf team might be the only team hoping for rain on Thursday at the Men’s Golf National Championship at Creekside Golf Club.
After underperforming on a beautiful, sunny day over the first 18 holes on Tuesday, the Warriors turned things around despite wet conditions and a persistent rain on Wednesday. LCSC shot a 304 in the second round, after shooting 316 in the first, and now stands in 21st place with a 36-hole total of 620.
“It went better today,” said LCSC head coach Paul Thompson. “It rained off and on all four hours we played, but we shot better.”
Rylee Iacolucci had an out-of-character 82 on Tuesday, but rebounded to lead the team with a 73. He’s now tied for 76th among individuals with a two-round total of 155.
“Rylee had a great backside,” said Thompson. “He made the turn at five over and was four under on the backside. I think he just relaxed and started just swinging the club.”
Most other members of the team had better rounds on Wednesday as well. Jason Molner shot a 76 (T-65th, 154), James Rooney had a 77 (T-103rd, 158) and Joel Christian (T-103rd, 158) and Drew Reinland (T-76th, 155) came in at 78.
“I think they’re getting a little more used to the golf course.”
The 72-hole tournament will continue on Thursday and the Warriors will need to continue their climb up the standings if they hope to make the cut for the final round. Only the top 17 teams, out of 28, will play the last 18 holes on Friday.
The Warriors are currently 11 strokes out of 17th place.
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