Three Huskers Finish in Top-25 at Tiger Collegiate
Three Huskers finished in the top 25 as Nebraska closed out their record-setting run at the Tiger Collegiate in Columbia, Mo. Tuesday afternoon.
Overall, all five Huskers in the lineup set or tied their career-low rounds navigating the Club at Old Hawthorne. Gentry Scheve (66) set a new low, while Will Marshall (68), Caleb Badura (68), Reed Malleck (69), and Davis Johnson (71) all tied their previous best round.
Aided by the best round in school history on Monday (274, -14) Nebraska concluded play with three-round tally of 844 (-20). That was the best mark of the season, surpassing the 851 (-13) at the White Sands Bahamas Invitational Oct. 30.
Scheve's final aggregate score of 208 (-8) led him to a 12th place finish, the best of his career. His six-under 66 in his second round was the best round by any Nebraska golfer this season and two strokes off the school record set by Brady Schnell on March 20, 2006.
Will Marshall finished tied for 21st, his fourth top-25 effort of the 2022-23 season. He finished under par in every round, the first time he has done that in his career. His best round was a four-under 68 in his second round Monday.
Reed Malleck (Jr., York, Neb.) set a new career-low 54-hole score with a 211 (-5), and finished tied for 25th, also a career-best. Along with tying his career-best three-under 69 for the third straight tournament, He has finished no worse than 36th in all three.
Davis Johnson, in his first lineup appearance for the Big Red, finished tied for 47th with a 54-hole score of 218 (+2), a career-best. The freshman from Chaska, Minn. shot a 71 (-1), which also tied his best mark.
Caleb Badura finished his tournament tied for 68th, highlighted by his 68 (-4) in the second-round.
Meanwhile at the Stampede in Omaha, Neb., Grant Jabenis finished two strokes off the individual championship. Jabenis set a new career-best with a 67 (-5) in his second-round and finished with a 54-hole score of 210 (-6), also a career-best.
Evan McDermott and Quinn Yost also competed at the Stampede, with McDermott finishing tied for 13th and Yost tied for 17th.
No. 5 Illinois captured the Tiger Collegiate Invitational title, shooting an astonishing 68-under par with a three-round score of 796 (-68) in one of the best performances in NCAA history. The Illini were led by Jackson Buchanan, who also won the individual award and shot a second-round 62 (-10), a course record.
Nebraska travels to Champaign, Ill. for the Fighting Illini Spring Collegiate, hosted by the University of Illinois.
Team Leaderboard (Tiger Collegiate)
1. Illinois 269-261-266=796 (-68)
2. Missouri 270-275-279=824 (-40)
3. Kansas State 281-273-274=828 (-36)
4. Marquette University 273-280-285=838 (-26)
5. Rutgers 275-288-276=839 (-25)
6. Arkansas State 276-280-285=841 (-23)
7. Nebraska 284-274-286=844 (-20)
8. Iowa State 292-283-283=858 (-6)
9. ULM 282-292-285=859 (-5)
10. Lipscomb 289-288-283=860 (-4)
11. Nevada 287-291-287=865 (+1)
12. Wyoming 293-282-295=870 (+6)
13. Michigan 288-292-291=871 (+7)
14. Minnesota 293-286-295=874 (+10)
Nebraska Lineup (Tiger Collegiate)
T12. Gentry Scheve 70-66-72=208 (-8)
T21. Will Marshall 71-71-68=210 (-6)
T25. Reed Malleck 70-69-72=211 (-5)
T47. Davis Johnson 73-71-74=218 (+2)
T68. Caleb Badura 81-68-77=226 (+8)
Nebraska Individuals (The Stampede)
2. Grant Jabenis 71-67-72=210 (-6)
T13. Evan McDermott 70-70-80=220 (+4)
T17. Quinn Yost 73-74-75=222 (+6)