CHOUDRANT, La. – The Nevada men’s golf team is tied for ninth place after two rounds at the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate, hosted by Louisiana Tech at Squire Creek Country Club.
Rain all day on Saturday and Sunday washed out any practice opportunities for Nevada and none of the Wolf Pack players have ever played the course prior to Monday’s first round. That led to a slow start for the Pack, shooting 304 in the first round, but turned it around in the second round and shot a 290. Nevada sits at 18 over heading into the final day of tournament play, a shot behind eighth-place Sam Houston State and seven shots shy of a tie for sixth place.
“It took the guys a little bit of time to adjust to the course and the type of grass here and not playing at altitude,” said head coach Jacob Wilner. “That’s why we were better in the second round and I’m looking for us to go out and put up another good number on Tuesday.”
Junior Ryan Mulvany and sophomore Andrew Cornella lead the team with identical rounds of 75-72 on Tuesday and are tied for 19th with a score of 147. Mulvany, a juco transfer, is playing in his second Division I tournament.
Sophomore Gustavo Chang is tied for 29th at 149, while sophomores Zak Griffiths and Taylor Knoll are tied for 45th at 154.
Southern Mississippi currently leads the tournament with a score 578, and the host Bulldogs are tied for 6th. Travis Wilmore of Louisiana Tech and Pep Angles of Central Arkansas are tied for the individual lead at 6-under 138.
The third and final round of the 54-hole tournament is slated for Tuesday.