Sahr sets record at Nebraska Intercollegiate

Sahr sets record at Nebraska Intercollegiate Journal Star file photo

Midland University'sRenen Sahr took home the individual championship at the Nebraska Intercollegiate on Saturday, helping guide the Warriors to a third place team finish. Sahr has seemingly mastered the Norfolk Country Club where he previously took third place honors at the 106th annual Nebraska Amateur Championship earlier this summer. The junior's total of 140 set a new Midland University record.

Midland was in third place after its opening round on Friday with a team score of 294, and finished in the same position after the second day of competition by shooting a 306 for a total score of 600 (+24).

"Our team had a chance to win the outing late on Saturday, but we gave away too many strokes," said Head CoachNick Swaney. "Renen had a great couple of days. Winning in this difficult field is such a wonderful accomplishment for him."

Round two play was delayed on Saturday morning due to frost on the course, but it wasn't enough to cool Sahr's red-hot play in the tournament. On Friday he shot a round of 66 (-6) to set a new Midland University school record by two strokes (dating back to 1994). Although he shot above par on Saturday with a 74 (+2), he still held on by a pair of strokes for the individual title. Sahr's final score was four shots under par at 140 (also a school record) as he totaled nine birdies over the weekend.

Juan Gallegos of Hastings College and Dan Bonnell of Nebraska-Kearney tied for second place in the field with final scores of 142 (-2). Bonnell had the best round of the day on Saturday with a 69 (-3).

Preston Walford also put together a solid tournament for Midland, tying for 12th place. He was in the Top 10 of the field on Friday after shooting a 74, and finished on Saturday with a 76 (+4) for a final total of 150. Walford also amassed nine birdies on the weekend.

Freshman Garret Giesselmann continued to impress in his rookie campaign with a final score of 154 to tie for 22nd place. He shot rounds of 77 (+5) on both Friday and Saturday. Giesselmann too accumulated nine birdies at the tournament, all which came on the front nine of the course.

Rounding out the field for the Warriors was Brady Vancura (156) and Parker Grass (160). Vancura had a solid round on Friday with a score of 77, and posted a 79 (+7) on Saturday. Grass shot an 81 (+9) to open play and finished with a 79 on Saturday.

Midland's "B" Team took 11th place in the field of 13 as well. Team members included: Clint Kracl (154),Patrick Carney (160), Jordan Jewell (162), Trae Blanco (165) and Taylor Juroe (166).

The Warriors will travel to Kohler, Wisconsin for their final outing of the fall later this month. The two-day Kohler Collegiate Tournament will take place on October 20-21.

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