Indian Hills refused to give up the lead after the second round of the NJCAA National Championship, the Warriors owning a five-shot advantage over Wallace State CC. And if the Warriors go on to win the national title, they can look back to Harrison Moore’s final shot of the day on Wednesday as one of the big reasons why.
Moore chipped in for an eagle on the par 5 18th hole to help his team increase their lead to five strokes. The chip-in allowed Moore to finish the 2nd round with an even-par 72. He is tied for 10th place at the midpoint of the tourney, one of five Warriors in the top 15.
Indian Hills took a three-shot lead over Wallace State after the opening round with the only sub-300 round of the day, a 298. There were five rounds under 300 on day two, but, again, the Warriors owned the low round with a 295.
IHCC is five shots in front of Wallace State and 12 better than third-place Iowa Western. Darton CC is another nine strokes behind IWCC.
Greg Stanek has paced Indian Hills through the first 36 holes. He has had two rounds of 74 and is tied for 5th place., five shots off the individual lead.
Moore’s even-par 72 Wednesday moved him into a tie for 10th. Also tied for 10th is IHCC’s George Trujillo, who was at two-over 74 in the 2nd round.
Colin Pearson started the day in a three-way tie for 1st, but struggled to an 80, leaving the lone IHCC sophomore in the tourney in 13th place. Jakob Garstecki had a two-shot improvement, from an opening-round 77 to a 75, and is tied for 14th.
(release courtesy of IHCC Athletics)