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Highlander Golf squad jumps up leaderboard at national tournament

The McLennan Highlanders moved up six spots on the leaderboard to third place this afternoon with a two-day total of 572 (290-282) at the NJCAA Men’s Division I National Championship at the par-72, 7,316-yard The Rawls Course in Lubbock.

McLennan sits just eight strokes behind Indian Hills and Iowa Western, tied for first with 278-286 – 564 and 277-287 – 564, respectively.

Freshman Matt Lorentzen is leading the Highlanders with 69-69 – 138 and is in third place, individually. Joe Durnford of Iowa Western is atop the individual leaderboard with 68-67 – 133.

Other McLennan scores: Micah Goulas, 17th, 74-70 – 144; Brayden Marnell, tied for 23rd, 75-71 – 146; Alex Isakson, tied for 52nd, 72-78 – 150; and Judd Tilson, tied for 57th, 79-72 – 151.

Other team scores: Midland, fourth, 288-285 – 573; Central Alabama, fifth, 289-285 – 573; Odessa, sixth, 285-294 – 579; Western Texas, seventh, 289- 296 – 585; Eastern Florida State, eighth, 296-293 – 589; Calhoun, tied for ninth, 286-304 – 590; Dodge City, tied for ninth, 292-298 – 590; Wallace State, 11th, 286-306 – 592; Hutchinson, 12th, 293-303 – 596; John A. Logan, 13th, 302-295 – 597; Cape Fear, 14th, 296-307 – 603; Eastern Wyoming, 15th, 301-311 – 612; Scottsdale, 16th, 297-316 – 613; Coastal Alabama, 17th, 310-304 – 614; Eastern Arizona, 18th, 304-312 – 616; Pima, 19th, 304-313 – 617; Snead State, 20th, 318-307 – 625; and McCook, 21st, 321-320 – 641.

The tournament will continue with a single round each day through Friday.

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