The bad news for Marquette University's golf team was that the host Golden Eagles were in 11th place out of 12 teams after the first round of the Marquette Intercollegiate at Erin Hills on Sunday.
The good news?
The Golden Eagles were just three strokes out of fifth place and 10 shots behind leader UCLA. With two rounds left in the 54-hole tournament, even the latter is not an insurmountable margin.
UCLA, getting 73s from four players, was at 4-over 292, with defending champion Northwestern second at 294.
Wisconsin was in a three-way tie for sixth at 300 and Marquette was 11th at 302.
Junior Hunter Eichhorn led the Golden Eagles with a 2-under 70 on the 7,515-yard course. He was in third place, two shots off the 68 shot by leader Alexandre Fuchs of Liberty.
Sophomore Tyler Leach shot a 75 for Marquette, freshman Josh Robinson added a 77 and senior Matt Murlick had an 80.
Freshman Aiden Lafferty of Downers Grove, Ill., playing as an individual and in just his second career event, shot a 74.
The Badgers got balanced scoring from freshman Sebastian Iqbal (72), junior Sam Anderson (73), freshman Coalter Smith (77) and redshirt junior Nick Robinson (78).
The second round is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. Monday, with the tournament concluding Tuesday.