Northeast CC, Wayne State Lead at Nebraska Intercollegiate
Round One Conducted Friday at Norfolk Country Club
NORFOLK (October 8, 2021) - The first round of the 2021 Nebraska Intercollegiate was conducted on Friday at Norfolk Country Club, and Wayne State College leads in the first year of the women's division, while Northeast Community College holds the lead in the men's race.
Wayne State had three of the top four individual scores during the first round, and leads by 47 strokes with a 308 (+20) total. The Wildcats broke their school record 18-hole total for the third time this year.
Sophomore Jazmine Taylor led the way, posting the round of the day and another school record, a 73 (+1), to take the individual lead as well. Two other Wildcats were right behind her, including freshman Abby Brodersen, who is in second at 76 (+4). Junior Paige Peters is tied for third after a 78 (+6), along with Concordia University's Kendra Placke. Concordia is in second in the team race, after a 355 (+67).
On the men's side, Northeast Community College leads by one stroke over two teams, with a 294 (+6) total. Ty Heimes and Rockney Peck led the Hawks with rounds of 72 (E). They are tied for third with four others. Kellen Rossman posted a 74 (+2) to help the team, while Kody Sander contributed a 76 (+4) to the team score.
Hastings College and Midland University are tied for second, just one stroke behind Northeast, at 295 (+7). Hastings had two players shoot 73 (+1), Gabe Escalera and Rob Noffsinger, who are tied for ninth in the individual race. Peyton Koch led Midland with a round of 72 (E), he's in the group tied for third. Preston Carbaugh shot a 73 (+1) for the Warriors and is in the tie for ninth.
In the individual race, Santiago Valdes of Northeast CC is leading the way with one of two rounds under par. Valdes, who is playing on the Hawks' B Team, put together a 70 (-2) and leads by one stroke. Nate Vickery of Nebraska Wesleyan also found red numbers, shooting a 71 (-1) to move into second. The other players in the group tied for third at 73 (+1) includes Ander Ibarra of Southeast Community College and Hugo Brandt and Totte Uhlan of Bellevue University.
The final round begins with a 10 a.m. shotgun start. Pairings for the final round are available on the NGA website below, along with the scoring page and additional information.
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