Sophomores Shane Sigsbee (above) and Cole Isban shot matching scores of four-over par 76 as Notre Dame moved into fifth place after the first round of the Augusta State Invitational on Saturday in Augusta, Ga.

Sigsbee Leads By Two Shots At Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational

Oct. 4, 2004

MUNCIE, Ind. – Notre Dame sophomore Shane Sigsbee (McKinney, Texas/McKinney) fired a two-under par 138 (69-69) on Monday and has a two-stroke lead after two rounds at the Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational, being contested in Muncie, Ind., at the par-70, 6,489-yard Delaware Country Club. Sigsbee is in position to become the second Irish golfer in as many weeks to claim medalist honors at a tournament — junior Tommy Balderston (Boca Raton, Fla./St. Andrews) won the John Dallio Invitational last week in suburban Chicago.

Sigsbee is one of five golfers Notre Dame has sent to compete as individuals in the 90-player field at the Yestingsmeier Invitational. No team score is being kept for the Irish at the event, which is currently led by the host school, Ball State.

Junior Mark Baldwin (Laconia, N.H./New Hampton Prep) also is in contention through two rounds, tying for ninth place at three-over par 143 (72-71). Freshman Eddie Peckels (Pinehurst, N.C./Pope John Paul II (Fla.)) isn’t far behind in a 17th-place tie at five-over par 145 (72-73). Fellow rookie Mike King (Sidney, Ohio/Sidney) carded an even-par 70 in his opening round, but stumbled a bit over his second 18 holes and stands tied for 32nd place at eight-over par 148 (70-78). However, the oddest score of the day would have to go to senior co-captain K.C. Wiseman (South Bend, Ind./Riley), who shot an 80 in the first round, but rebounded in a big way with a career-low 69 in round two, moving up into a 43rd-place tie at nine-over par 149 for the tournament. It was the first sub-70 score of Wiseman’s career.

Notre Dame’s quintet of golfers will return to the links Tuesday morning for the final round of the Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational. Complete results will be available on the official Notre Dame athletics web site ( later in the day.

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TOP EIGHT INDIVIDUALS PLUS NOTRE DAME SCORES (of 90): 1. Shane Sigsbee (Notre Dame) 138 (69-69); 2. (tie) C.D. Hockersmith (Ball State) 140 (71-69) and Justin Moore (Eastern Kentucky) 140 (71-69); 4. Nicholas Schenk (Northern Illinois) 141 (73-68); 5. (tie) Ryan Swelin (Miami-Ohio) 142 (72-70), Mike Calkin (Miami-Ohio) 142 (69-73), Ethan Roush (Northern Illinois) 142 (71-71) and Mikhial Pasic (Detroit) 142 (70-72); 9. (tie) Mark Baldwin (Notre Dame) 143 (72-71); 17. (tie) Eddie Peckels (Notre Dame) 145 (72-73); 32. (tie) Mike King (Notre Dame) 148 (70-78); 43. (tie) K.C. Wiseman (Notre Dame) 149 (80-69).