PHOENIX – The Drake University men’s golf team finished the first day of the Grand Canyon University Invitational extremely strong holes on Friday at the GCU Golf Course in Phoenix and is in 10th-place through 36 holes. Print Friendly Version Story Links Results The Bulldogs will close out competition at the GCU Invitational on Saturday for the final round. Freshman Tim Lim is tied for 18th-place as he fired an even par 71 and then carded a 72 for a total score of 143. “I was proud of the way we bounced back. The guys battled all day,” said Lewis. The Bulldogs began the 54-hole event by recording a 296 and then came back to shoot a 285 in the final round of the day for a total score of 581. “We got off to a great start this morning getting to -5 after about seven holes. As a team, we struggled the next 12 holes. Drew (Ison) and Tim (Lim) had solid first rounds both shooting 71,” said Drake head coach Matt Lewis. “We got off to another great start in the second round and played much better as a team. Drew had a great round and Tim, Tommi and Chase played good with 72’s.” Senior Drew Ison is tied for seventh-place after recording a two-under 140 (71-69). Ison started his day by shooting an even par 71 and then backed that up with a two-under to finish the day. Sophomore Kyle MacDonald rounded out the team’s effort by recording a total score of 152 (77-75). Sophomore Chase Wicklund and junior Tommi Avant each totaled a 149 as they both recorded a 77 and 72.