Macomb, Ill. -- Freshman Patrick Traynor bounced back from an opening-round 80 (+8), to post a 73 (+1) in his second round to pace the North Dakota men's golf team in the opening 36 holes of the Beu Mussatto Invitational Friday.
Traynor's 153 (+9) has him tied for 35th in the 14-team field. UND opened with a 309 and backed that up with a 310 to put the squad in 10th place after the first two rounds.
Senior captain Daniel Sayler and sophomore Jeremy Kirk helped UND equal its low team score of the spring with respective scores of 76 (+4) in the first round. Both players slid back, however, with respective scores of 80 (+8) and 82 (+10) in their afternoon rounds.
Junior Jack McClintock was the steadiest of the Fighting Ha2wks and is tied for 41st after going 77-78 for a 155 total (+11). He's two shots off Traynor's pace.
Western Illinois' A-Team holds a one-stroke lead on Indian Hills Community College after firing a 9-under total of 566.
Cardinal Stritch's Brian Murtagh leads the chase for medalist honorst after posting a 137 (-5) in his opening two loops around the Harry Mussatto Golf Course.
UND wraps up the 54-hole event on Saturday.
Beu Mussatto Invitational (First and Second Results)
|1.||Western Illinois||283-283 = 566 (-10)|
|2.||Indian Hills CC||284-283 = 567 (-9)|
|3.||William Woods||285-285 = 570 (-6)|
|4.||Cardinal Stritch||287-289 = 576 (E)|
|5.||Culver Stockton||296-295 = 591 (+15)|
|10.||North Dakota||309-310 = 619 (+43)|
UND Individuals (First and Second Round Results)
|t35.||Patrick Traynor||80-73 = 153 (+9)|
|t41.||Jack McClintock||77-78 = 155 (+11)|
||76-80 = 156 (+12)|
|t54.||Jeremy Kirk||76-82 = 158 (+14)|
|67.||Ryan Ames||88-79 = 167 (+23)|
-- UND --