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UVSC golfer shooting for title

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — UVSC's Nic van Vuuren's 3-under 141 in the first two rounds of the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational on Saturday is just four shots off the lead and puts him tied for second place in the individual standings.

"Nic's having another great tournament," said head coach Tommy Johnson. "He caught fire in both rounds towards the end and went 5-under during the last eight holes of the first round and 4-under over his last four holes in the second round. He is just a clutch player."

As a team the Wolverines are currently tied for 11th place at 23-over. Host team Air Force is leading the tournament after the first day at 9-under.

"We are just young and lacking experience, but these guys fought hard, and their geared up and confident for tomorrow," said Johnson. "This team plays as a unit and it is important to me and important to them, which will help them in the long run."

Cody Powers and Jordan Rogers are currently tied for 41st shooting 7-over 151. Chris Cole is tied for 77th with 13-over 157, and Andrew Smith is tied for 83rd shooting a 15-over 159.

A final round will be played on Sunday to conclude the Falcon Invitational.