After the first day of golf in the NJCAA Region IV tournament Carl Sandburg College is second with
a team score of 318. Blackhawk is leading with a 306 at the Prairieview Golf Course, Par 72.
Round 1 of 3
Nick Gustafson - 76
Cody Reiber - 79
Mark Dockstader - 81
Joey Juergens - 82
Chad Hatch - 82
Carl Sandburg College shot a score of 318 in the opening round of the 2012 Region IV golf championship to find themselves in 2nd place after the first of 3 rounds of play . The Chargers were lead by Nick Gustafson, who had sides of 40 & 36, which lead to his opening score of 76. It was a very windy and cold day with showers off and on throughout which made scoring a problem for most teams besides defending champ Blackhawk who jumped out to a big lead on day 1 with a score of 306 leaving the Chargers 12 shots back. Josh Bausman of Blackhawk fired a opening round 73 to pace the field. Sandburg resumes play tomorrow at 10:00 in the 2nd of 3 rounds. The top 2 teams in the field will qualify for the Div II National Golf Tournament to be played at Goose Pond Village in Scottsboro, Al.
"It took a lot of heart for Nick to shoot 76 after limping off the blocks today, I believe he was 3 over through his first 4 and got settled down to shoot a even par side of 36 on the back which was the only round at par."
"Blackhawk is a very good team and to spot them 12 shots is not what we had in mind, but the beauty of this tournament is its 3 days long so its a long ways from over"