NDSU Takes 2nd at Harold Funston Invitational
Published: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 15:10
After winning the Jackrabbit Invitational in Sioux Falls, the NDSU men’s golf team looked to keep the momentum going this past week. The Bison had a great team effort at the Harold Funston Invitational in Huntsville, Texas at Raven Nest. They shot a team score of 877 and ended the invitational as the second best overall team. They trailed only hosting team Sam Houston State by 40 strokes after the three day event.
Going into the final day, the Bison were down 25 strokes after the first two days and couldn’t catch up to a tough Sam Houston team who boasted the top three individual golfers. However, the Bison held on to second and beat out Tyler Junior College by 20.
NDSU was led by the efforts of sophomores Trent Olson and Bill Carlson. Olson finished at 1-over 214 after ending the first day 2-over 71. Olson took fourth individually in the tournament.
Carlson had an outstanding last day by finishing 2-under par after being 4-over after the first two days. His score of 69 on the third day was the best round from any NDSU golfer in the competition. He finished with a 215, 2-over par, and finished in a tie for fifth as an individual.
After winning the Jackrabbit Invitational last week, Bison senior Nathan Anderson, shit 9-over par and ended with a tie at 14th. Freshman Connor Holland and senior Nate Varty ended with scores of 227 and 241, respectively.
The Bison will close out their fall schedule at the UMKC Bill Ross Intercollegiate tournament on Monday and Tuesday. The meet will take place in Overland Park, Kansas at Milburn Country Club.