CEDAR RAPIDS - Sophomore Zach Nicholson shot a 77 to lead the NIACC men's gold golf team on day one of the Kirkwood Invitational on Sunday at Hunters Ridge Golf Course.
The NIACC gold team is in eighth place with a first-round team total of 330. Also for the NIACC gold team, Devin Koob shot an 81, Joe Nordquist shot a 83, Nathan Winter shot an 89 and Anthony Emanuel shot a 90.
Nicholson's 77 has him in a tie for 20th in the indiviual medalist competition. Indian Hills' Jackson Bugdalski is the day one leader with a 71.
Indian Hills leads the 11-team tournament with a 290.
The NIACC blue team is in 11th place with a 338. The blue team was led by freshman Mitchell Scholl with an 83. Other scores for the blue team were Jordan Voves (84), Zach Bond (85), Josh Schaefer (86) and Kenton Waters (91).
Day two of the tournament is set for Monday at 9 a.m.