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Senior Nick Schaefer was par or better on all three of his rounds at the Jackrabbit Invitational.
Schaefer nets top 10 finish at Jackrabbit Invite
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Updated: Thursday 03/25/2013 21:22:44 (ET)
by UNDsports.com
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Primm, Nev. - Senior Nick Schaefer turned in three rounds of even-par or better golf at the Jackrabbit Invitational to tie for 10th and lead the North Dakota men's golf team to a ninth place finish in the team standings. Schaefer completed his second round on Tuesday, carding a 71 (-1) and followed that up with a 72 (E) in his third round to finish the tournament with a 54-hole total of 213 (-3).

Schaefer's efforts helped UND post consecutive team scores of 295 (+7) in rounds two and three at the Desert Course at the Primm Valley Golf Club. The 14-team field was able to get the day started on time unlike Monday when the teams could not complete the opening two rounds.

UND finished with a total score of 880 (+16), while Air Force blasted the field with a -35 team score of 828. The next closest team was Idaho (841, -22), who was 13 strokes off the pace set by the Falcons.

Senior Alex Robb, who opened the tournament with a 65 (-7), finished with a three-round total of 216 and was even par for the tournament. He placed in a tie for 14th, while sophomore Collin Lervick tied for 27th (218, +2) after shooting an even-par 72 in the second round and better that by two strokes in his final round (70, -2).

Junior Sean Halverson turned in his best round of the tournament in round three with a 75 (+3).

Team Scores (Top 5)
1.  Air Force (276-281-272 = 828, -35)
2.  Idaho (278-283-280 = 841, -22)
3.  South Dakota State (298-281-286 = 855, -8)
4.  Illinois State (297-286-278 = 861, -2)
5.  Southern Illinois (295-285-287 = 867, +4)

UND Individuals
t10.  Nick Schaefer (70-71-72 = 213, -3)
t14.  Alex Robb (65-73-78 = 216, E)
t27.  Collin Lervick (76-72-70 = 218, +2)
t70.  Sean Halverson (79-79-75 = 233, +17)
81.   Joseph McNellis (82-82-81 = 245, +29)

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