April 12, 2014

Lindenman's career round leads men's golf to second at Wartburg

WAVERLY, Iowa – Trent Lindenman's career round helped Simpson take second place at the Wartburg Spring Invitational at Centennial Oaks Golf Course on Saturday.

Simpson and Central each finished with a 36-hole total of 603, but Simpson took second place due to having a better fifth player total. Andy Hutchins outdid Central's Joe Prescott by a stroke.

Mount Mercy shot 286 on Saturday to win the tournament with a two-day total of 585. Simpson topped conference foes Central, Luther (fourth, 605), Wartburg (fifth, 614) Buena Vista (t-seventh, 621), Coe (11th, 650) and Loras (t-13th, 660).

Lindenman finished at 1-over 145 for the weekend, tied for second with Mount Mercy's Jamie Booth and just two strokes behind medalist Ryan Schrimper, also of Mount Mercy. The sophomore carded a career-best, 1-under 71 over the final 18 holes to put himself in contention.

He birdied three holes on the day, including a pair of 500-plus yard par fives.

Shaan Desai and Nathan Molstead each shot 75 on Saturday, leaving Desai tied for 12th at 153 and Molstead tied for 16th at 154. Conner Juilfs, Simpson's co-leader after the first round, finished tied for 25th with 155 after shooting 81 on Saturday.

Hutchins turned in a 78 on both days, proving the difference in Simpson's team standing. He finished tied for 29th and Jimmy Siebert (84-77-161) tied for 46th.

The Storm host the Simpson Spring Invitational on Wednesday, April 16. Tee time is set for 10 a.m.

Round-by-Round

Simpson 304 299 603 +27 2nd
Lindenman 74 71 145 +1 t-2nd
Desai 78 75 153 +9 t-12th
Molstead 79 75 154 +10 t-16th
Juilfs 74 81 155 +11 t-25th
Hutchins 78 78 156 +12 t-29th
Siebert 84 77 161 +17 t-46th