Sept. 18, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS - The Grand Valley State men's golf team, going up against arguably the toughest competition it will face this season, is in a 12th-place tie after day one at the Brickyard Invite, being played at the Brickyard Crossing Golf Club.
Sophomore Jack Rider (Kalamazoo, Mich./Hackett) is the top Laker after the first two rounds of competition as he shot a 73 and 72 to come in at 145 (+1) for the day and in a tie for 19th on the leaderboard.
Junior Chris Cunningham (Milford, Mich.) isn't far behind, as he carded rounds of 72 and 74 to total 146 (+2) after the first day of competition. Cunningham sits in a tie for 23rd individually.
The remaining Lakers couldn't quite keep the pace of the top two as junior Joel Siegel (Sparta, Mich.) carded a day one 152 (+8) after rounds of 75 and 77, while freshman Tyler Polulak (DeWitt, Mich.) matched two 77's to come in at 154 (+10).
Junior Ian Ellis (Northville, Mich./Oakland C.C.) was also competing on day one and carded a 159 (+15) total on the first day.
As a team, the Lakers shot rounds of 297 and 300 to finish at 597 (+21) and are tied with Indianapolis in 12th. GVSU is only two shots out of the top 10 and six shots out of the top seven.
Nova Southeastern leads the tournament after a dominating day one performance, carding team rounds of 275 and 286 to sit at 561 (-15). Barry (567), Western Washington (575), CSU-Monterey Bay (577) and Chico State (582) round out the top five.
The final round of competition will get under way on Tuesday (Sept. 18) morning.