ST. ANNE, IL – Governors State continues to serve notice to conference opponents that it's a program on the rise.
Coach Mark Haines' squad shot a 307 over 18 holes to finish second out of 10 teams on the opening day of the Olivet Nazarene Fall Invitational. GSU trails front runner Columbia (301) by six strokes; Parkland (310), St. Francis (311) and Olivet Nazarene (313) round out the top five. Coming off a team title at the Jaguar Fall Invitational, GSU will try to secure two tournament crowns in as many weeks as the ONU Fall Invitational concludes Saturday at the Kankakee Elks Country Club.
John Orowick entered the clubhouse with an even-par 72, sharing the top spot on the leader board with Columbia's Noah Wilson. Casey Domke tied for sixth place with a round of 75 while teammate Jack Calderone placed tenth behind a 78.
"Our guys have put themselves in a position to win a significant tournament — it's a testament to the hard work they put in over the summer," said Haines.
Tomorrow's closing round begins at 7:30 a.m.