May 8, 2001

NKU STILL 2ND GOING INTO FINAL ROUND

Norse can wrap up trip to national finals on Wednesday

BELLINGHAM, Mass. - The Northern Kentucky University men’s golf team finished the second round of the NCAA Division II North Regional Tournament on Tuesday with a score of 308, and the Norse enter Wednesday’s final round tied for second place with a two-day total of 615.

Josh Jarvi enjoyed his second consecutive solid day at the par-71 New England Country Club by firing a 5-over-par 76. Jarvi is tied for fourth place in the individual competition with a two-day total of 151 (+9). NKU’s Brandon Brown fired a 4-over-par 75 Tuesday and is tied with Jarvi at 151.

Steve Landrum, the Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Year, fired a 75 on Tuesday and is now tied for 17th with a two-day total of 154.

Bryant (R.I.) College is in first place after two rounds with a score of 606, nine strokes ahead of NKU and University of Indianapolis (615).

The final round is scheduled for Wednesday. The top six teams will qualify for the NCAA Division II national finals, which will be held May 22-25 at Allendale, Mich.

In 1995 and ’96, NKU advanced to the NCAA II national finals. The Norse’s best finish came in 1995, when they tied for 11th place in the finals.

NCAA Division II Men’s Golf North Regional

at New England Country Club, Bellingham, Mass.

(Par 71, 6,430 yards)

TEAM SCORES THROUGH TWO ROUNDS

1. Bryant (R.I.) 606, 2. (tie) NKU, Indianapolis 615, 4. Grand Valley State 618, 5. Missouri-St. Louis 619, 6. Wisconsin-Parkside 620, 7. (tie) Indiana (Pa.), Charleston 621, 9. Northwood 624, 10. Ferris State 626, 11. West Virginia Wesleyan 628, 12. Concord 630, 13. (tie) Saginaw Valley State, Findlay 631, 15. Millersville 637, 16. Glenville State 642, 17. Ashland 656.

NKU Individuals: Josh Jarvi 75-76 151, Brandon Brown 76-75 151, Steve Landrum 79-75 154, Scott Stark 77-82 159, Brandon Parsons 79-84 163.