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GREEN BAY, WIS. — Overcoming windy conditions, the Central College men’s golf team score an encouraging third-place finish at the University of Wis.-Green Bay Invitational Tuesday.
Competing in the non-Division I portion of the tourney, the Dutch were the top Division III finisher in a six-team field. Central shot 309-314—623. The University of Indianapolis was first in the non-Division I tourney and topped the Division I field as well with 295-302—597. Division II Lewis (Ill.) was second at 308-311—619.
Justin Livingston (senior, Winterset) tied for third at 71-79—150 on the 7,097-yard, par-72 course. David Watson (sophomore, San Diego, Calif., Patrick Henry HS) tied for fifth at 76-76—152, Desmond Stoll (sophomore, Lockport, N.Y.) had 80-79—159, Jared Nepomuceno (freshman, Carona, Calif., Santiago HS) shot 82-809—162 and Drew Osier (senior, Austin, Minn.) had 82-82—164.
“Overall, for the conditions, we played better even though we scored worse,” coach Chad Green said. “David Watson played really steady. Derek Livingston didn’t score as well but still had a great tournament. I was really happy with both of them. Desmond (Stoll) hit the ball incredibly well but his putting was ice cold. He had 38 putts yesterday and 39 today. But he hit every fairway and I know he’ll score better.”
The Dutch are off until the University of Dubuque Invitational Sept. 22-23 at the Dubuque Country Club. It’s a new venue for the Dutch, although Green said he’s familiar with the layout.
“It’s only 6,000 yards but it’s a tough track,” he said. “It’s very demanding off the tee and it has small, fast, undulating greens. It’s a good test.”
But the Dutch will be ready.
“We’ve got a lot of positives, and we’ve got a lot to work on,” Green said.