LINCOLN, Neb -- Junior Austin Miller finished in a tie for second at the Fairway Club Invitational on Tuesday in Lincoln, Neb., leading the Creighton men's golf team to a seventh-place finish. He was only one stroke behind individual champion Mike Coatman from Nebraska.
The two-day event, hosted by the University of Nebraska, was conducted on the 7,158-yard, par-72 Arbor Links Golf Course. Originally planned for three rounds, it was shortened to only two after the second round was suspended Monday evening due to repeated weather delays.
Miller followed a first-round, even-par 72 with a 2-under 70 in the final round for a 142 total. He now has five rounds of par or better in his career, though these were his first two since 2008-09.
Junior Jack Dressen was Creighton's second-best finisher. He tied for 22nd after carding rounds of 75 and 74. Sophomore John Rasmussen (76-74-150), junior Kevin Stanek (77-74-151) and freshman Collin Craft (77-79-156) were the other Jays golfers who were entered in the team event. Creighton senior Jimmy Zuegner, who recorded back-to-back rounds of 82, was entered as an individual.
The Jays are back in action Sep. 20-21 at the Kansas Invitational in Lawrence, Kan.