Bison game record on day one of Stampede at the Creek

ELKHORN, Neb. –The North Dakota State men’s golf team tied the school record for a single round on Monday as the Bison opened a 17-stroke lead on the first day of the Stampede at The Creek.

The Bison shot a -14 round 274 in the second round at Indian Creek Golf Course to tie a -14 round 274 at Crusader Collegiate in September 2019 for the NDSU single-round school record. The score was six strokes better than the Bison’s season best run heading into the day, a -8 run of 276 at the ODU/OBX Intercollegiate in October.

Brock Winter led the way for the Bison in the record-breaking second round as he flirted with the Bison school individual record for one round as he carded -7 for 65 on the 7,242-yard par-72 course. Winter had a bogey-free round as he finished with seven birdies and 11 pars, setting a new career high. Winter’s previous best round was -6 of 66 at the Golfweek Spring Invitational in April 2021.

Winter is tied for second in a field of 54. He shot a 74 in the first round before finishing with a 65 to end the day at -5. Winter, who sits three strokes behind leader Parker Govern of Western Illinois, is tied with compatriot Bison Jack Johnson.

Johnson carded an even set to start the day before shooting -5 of 67 to end day one. Johnson had an eagle early in his second round and then had four birdies and just one bogey.

All six bison competing in the event finished day one in the top 15 of the field. Nate Adams sits two strokes behind Winter and Johnson after the day’s rounds of 70 and 71 to sit in a tie for fourth place. Adams had a total of eight birdies that day.

Ian Simonitch is tied for seventh after 36 holes, sitting at -1. Simonich was tied with Adams for the Bison lead after the first lap, as he also cared about a 70 to open the day. The freshman finished the afternoon with a 73. Like Adams, Simonich also birdied eight times on the day.

Josh Galvin sits in a tie for 10and overall and one shot behind Galvin after the day’s rounds of 73 and 71. Galvin is tied heading into the final day and round.

Nate Deziel completes the Bison’s formation after a +1 day to sit in a two-way tie for 14and. Deziel opened with a 71 and closed the second round with a 74 to end the day with the Bisons well in the top third of the field.

The Bison lead all teams in all major statistical categories, including scores by 3 (+5), scores by 4 (-2), scores by 5 (-16), pars (144) , birdies (41) and eagles (1) . NDSU also only had 30 bogeys and were the only team not to hit a double bogey or worse that day.

The Bisons are expected to close out the event on Tuesday. The final round will begin with tee times starting at 9 a.m.

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