Gullicks tied for 105th after second round of NJCAA National Golf Tournament

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Eric Gullicks finished the second round of the NJCAA National Golf Tournament with an 89 and is tied for 105th.

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Day 2 of the NJCAA National Golf Tournament proved to be a difficult one for all the golfers. The day saw only eight golfers keep their score below par at Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth, Ind.

Lake Region State golfer Eric Gullicks was among those who were challenged.

Head golf coach Shane Hersch said, “I’m sure Eric won’t admit it, but there were positives from today. He had more than a few birdie chances and he drove the ball deep down the fairways. He got himself in some trouble, but Eric has the composure to play well on this course. The field went high in general today so he’ll regroup and play a solid round tomorrow. Eric’s best golf for this tournament is ahead of him.”

When asked about his day, Gullicks said, “It was a tough day. Take the five hazard balls away and the score would really come down. My putter was off again and has been a weaker point for me. I was a little all over the place. Hopefully the weather holds off and I can continue my rhythm from the last few holes today and carry that in to tomorrow. I’ll definitely be on the putting greens pre-round.”

Hole 4, the toughest hole of the course, gave Gullicks the most trouble as he had 2 OB’s on the hole and finished with an 11 on it. He rebounded after that to par four of the next seven holes, which helped him establish the rhythm he was talking about.

Gullicks finished the day with an 89 and tied for 105th. Tee times for Day 3 are to be determined.

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