Strong Second Round Pushes Men’s Golf Up the Leaderboard

first_imgStory Links Print Friendly Version The Drake University men’s golf team finished the first day of the SIUE Derek Dolenc Invitational tied for fifth place thanks to a strong second round to finish the day. The Bulldogs are currently two strokes back of the fourth-place Creighton.”I was proud of the team today and how they battled,” said Drake head coach Matt Lewis. “It was a very long day with warm and windy conditions in the morning before becoming calm in the afternoon.”The Bulldogs fired a second-round 287 to move into a three-way tie for fifth place after finishing the first round tied for seventh place. All five of Drake’s competitors matched or bettered their first-round totals in the second round, including senior Chase Wicklund who followed up a first-round 72 with a 69 in the afternoon to finish the first two rounds tied for ninth on the par-71 track.Tim Lim also fired an even-par round in the afternoon for a 36-hole total of 143 (72-71), which was tied for 19th.”The first round we had three solid scores and were just missing a fourth score,” Lewis said. “The second round we played better as a team and we lead by Tim and Chase. We are right in the thick of things and definitely know we have a great opportunity tomorrow.” Sophomore Lucas Scherf fired back-to-back 74’s to end the day tied for 40th, and freshmen Silvester Tan and Nick Pittman finished tied for 59th, 151 (78-73), and 67th, 153 (77-76), respectively.Drake will tee off in the third and final round of the event on Tuesday morning. Following the Derek Dolenc Invite, the Bulldogs return to Des Moines where they will host the Zach Johnson Invitational on Sept. 30-Oct. 1.SIUE Derek Dolenc InvitationalRounds 1&2Drake ResultsTeamT5. Drake, 295-287 – 582IndividualsT9. Chase Wicklund, 72-69 – 141 T19. Tim Lim, 72-71 – 143T40. Lucas Scherf, 74-74 – 148T59. Silvester Tan, 78-73 – 151T67. Nick Pittman, 77-76 – 153center_img Rounds 1 & 2 Results last_img read more

For anyone who has the stomach to watch a fictiona

For anyone who has the stomach to watch a fictiona

first_imgFor anyone who has the stomach to watch a fictional leader slowly create an irreparable rift in a country based on stoking anti-immigrant fears and inciting politically motivated violence, “Years and Years” offers the chance to see Emma Thompson take on the role. Thompson stars in the limited series, the latest in a line of BBC ventures that have a stateside home at HBO. The actress plays a lightning-rod government figure who stakes claim to some all-too-familiar outgrowths of divisive populist rhetoric. As her success takes hold of the country, the effects of her policies play out in the lives of a handful of families. “Years and Years” starts its timeline in 2019, but then ventures on far into the future to see what effect these decisions and waves of public paranoia have on the individuals at the show’s center and the population at large. Much of that effect is felt through four siblings in the Lyons family. Stephen Rory Kinnear and his wife Celeste T’Nia Miller try to make a life for themselves at the epicenter of this groundswell in London. Daniel Russell Tovey navigates what these changes mean for him and his fiancee. Edith Jessica Hynes and Rosie Ruth Madeley do their best to help keep some sense of normalcy amidst all the volatile changes happening nationwide. As these developments progress, the show also tracks various technological and social changes. That surprise real-life Snapchat filter seems as plausible as it does terrifying. It’s Thompson’s first extended TV role since her part in another HBO miniseries, the landmark 2003 production of “Angels in America.” Tovey is also making an HBO return after appearing on the series “Looking.” The show just debuted in the UK earlier this week and will run through mid-June, finishing right as it makes its way to HBO audiences. The six-part series was created and written by Russell T. Davies, whose last TV effort was “A Very English Scandal,” which debuted on Amazon Prime Video last year. Watch the full trailer including what might be a “Men in Black”-style mind-wiping device? below: “Years and Years” premieres June 24 on HBO. Source: Indiewirelast_img read more