NU men’s golf records first top-4 finish at Big Ten Match Play Championship | Sports

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In its highest finish since joining the Big Ten conference, the Nebraska men’s golf team finished fourth at the Big Ten Match Play Championship this weekend. 

Previously, the Huskers never finished higher than ninth in the event.

In golf, match play is different from the stroke play format most tournaments use. In match play, scoring is based on the number of holes won instead of score in relation to par. The match ends when one player has a lead larger than the number of holes left to play. For example, a three-hole lead with only two holes remaining would end the match.

The Huskers, who entered the event as the No. 14 seed, began the event with a 4-2 upset of No. 3 seed Iowa.

Junior Tanner Owen won the No. 1 match against Iowa’s Alex Schaake by one hole. At the No. 2 spot, senior Jace Guthmiller…

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