The Hawks finished day one of the two-day tournament in fifth place with a team total of 343 (+55).
Iowa Western Community College leads the six-team tournament at 291(+3). Southeast is in second with 303 (+15).
"The conditions were very difficult for our first tournament of the year," said Hawks Coach Kurt Pytleski. "None of the guys shot as well as they would have liked. The front nine scores for Northeast were about five to six strokes higher than their normal nine-hole scores."
Brook Klinetobe leads Northeast and currently sits in 15th place with 80 (+8). Andrew Schnoor fired a 85 (+13); Mason Stubbs, 88 (+16); Capp Bengston, 90 (+18); and Dylan Lilienthal, 100 (+28). Kelby Schommer, competing as an individual, shot a 93 (+21).
"It was our first time playing in a tournament this spring, and our guys looked and played like they were a little nervous," Pytleski said. "The second nine we scored better, and the scores were more in line with the way we normally play. I expect us to shoot much better in tomorrow's final round."
The SCC Spring Invite continues tomorrow at the same location.