Community College golf team moved into the top 10 Wednesday after Day 2 of the
National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Tournament in Arizona,
thanks to a team-best 289.
The Storm, which
endured a rough opening day at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, shaved 24 strokes off
its first-day score. That moved SCC into ninth place, 32 strokes behind team
leader Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
SCC freshman Noah
Hofman from McCook tied for the low individual score on Wednesday as he carded
a 2-under-par 69, putting him into a tie for fourth place on the individual leaderboard.
Domenic Vertuli, sophomore from Australia, shot even-par 71 on Wednesday,
moving him into a tie for 30th place. Kyle Murray, sophomore from
Beatrice, shot 72 on Wednesday (tied for 52nd place), Kean Kontor,
freshman from Lincoln, shot 77 (tied for 73rd place), and Tyler
Wagner, sophomore from Beatrice, shot 81 (tied for 108th place).
Just prior to the
start of the national tournament, the NJCAA announced that Hofman is one of
five candidates for Freshman Golfer of the Year, and he was named a Second-Team