Noah Hofman and Domenic Vertuli enjoyed solid days on the golf course Thursday to help Southeast Community College move up the team leaderboard at the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Tournament.
Hofman, from McCook, carded a second-consecutive 2-under 69 and sits in fourth place heading into Friday’s final round. Vertuli, from Australia, shot 1-over 72 on Thursday and was tied for 17thentering the final round.
Kyle Murray of Beatrice (85), Kean Kontor of Lincoln (80) and Tyler Wagner of Beatrice (77) rounded out the scoring for the Storm.
Hofman’s round included two birdies on the front and two on the back, while Vertuli had one during each of his nine holes. Kontor had two birdies on the front, sandwiched around an eight on the par-4 fourth hole.
The tournament is being played at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona.
Team scoring: SCC, seventh place, 313-289-298-900
4th Noah Hofman 74-69-69-212
T17th Dom Vertuli 78-71-72-221
T111th Kyle Murray 81-72-85-238
110th Kean Kontor 80-77-80-237
T119th Tyler Wagner 83-81-77-241