MACOMB,Ill. ???C Freshmen Vince Carango and senior Nate Hendriks are keeping the Oakland University men's golf team in the hunt for a top five finish at the Beu/Mussatto Invitational. Carango shot 76-73 for a 149 (T10th) and Hendriks fired a 77-75 for a 152 (T17th) and have staked Oakland to a tie for fourth with Green Bay (610). Western Illinois leads by 12 strokes over Indian Hills CC. The final 18 holes of the 54-hole tournament are scheduled to start at 7:30 CST, Saturday morning.
Carango is just five strokes behind the leaders, Jared Steger (W. Illinois) and Trent Peterson (South Dakota State). Freshman Robby McNiff fired a 74, the best first round score for the Golden Grizzles and is tied for 40th (158). Sophomore Frank McAuliffe and senior Jack Nacy Jack Nacy are tied for 45th and 47th, respectively.
T4th OAKLAND UNIVERSITY (+34) 610
T7 Vince Carango (+5) 76-73 149
T17 Nate Hendriks (+8) 77-75 152
T40 Robby McNiff (+14) 74-84 158
T45 Frank McAuliffe (+15) 80-79 159
T47 Jack Nacy (+16) 84-76 160