Oakland in Ninth After Opening Round at Dallio Invitational

Oct. 6, 2012

Day One Combined

John Dallio Invitational
Lemont, Ill. (DePaul)
Ruffled Feathers Golf Course (Par 72, 6,898 yards)
Team Leader Marquette/Northern Iowa (306/+18)
OU Standing 9/15 (312/+24)
Teams 2-5 3. Green Bay (307/+19)
    Evansville (307/+19)
5. 4 teams tied at (311/+23)
Individual Leader

Tom Boockmeier (Green Bay)
Dalton Charboneau (SIUE)

Top OU Individual Evan Bowser (T3, +2, 74)
Individuals 2-5 T3. Evan Bowser, OU (74/+2)
T3. Braden Gaal, NIU (74/+2)
T5. 3 players (75/+3)
Conditions Frost Delay, cold, wind
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LEMONT, Ill.-- Evan Bowser shot a 2-over-par 74 to tie for third  and lead the Oakland golf team to a ninth place position through the first round of the John Dallio Memorial Tournament hosted by DePaul on Saturday. The Golden Grizzlies battled tough conditions for a team score of 312 (+24) at the 6,898 yard par 72 course at the Ruffled Feathers Golf Course.

"I don't think anyone on this team was mentally and physically prepared to play in these conditions today," said head coach Russ Cunningham. "I can prepare the team for wind, but today it was cold and windy and it affected our confidence in the morning round. Fortunately, Nick Cunningham and Evan Bowser played their last five holes  2-under-par or it would have gotten away from us,"

Despite a frost delay that prevented team from completing the second round, Bowser carded a 2-over-par 74 to tie for third despite the adverse conditions. Nick Cunningham carded a 76 in the first round, which was good enough to tie for eighth.

Cameron Nelson shot a 79, which tied for 34th overalll. Alex Turner's 83 rounded out the top four for Oakland. Mark Foster was tied for 72nd with his round of 85.

"The secound round could not be completed, but the afternoon scores were only slightly better," said Cunningham. "In team golf you need more than two players to show up each round but I'm confident that with a good night's sleep we will have five players ready to post a number we can all be proud of. "

The Golden Grizzlies will finish the second round before playing the final round on Sunday.




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