The freshman finished12 strokes off the cut for the NJCAA Division II Menâ€™s Golf National Championship, recording rounds of 78, 85, and 78 during the two-day event.
â€śThis Regional competition will serve Zach well and show him what level he needs to compete at to be a very good golfer,â€ť said Ancilla golf coach Marc Hayden.Â â€śI look forward to building next yearâ€™s team with Zach as a solid foundation.â€ť
Schumacher was cruising along in his first round before recording a double-bogey on the final hole.Â According to Hayden, Schumacher struggled to put the double-bogey behind him, costing him valuable strokes in his second round of play.
â€śHe couldnâ€™t shake off the mental part of that double-bogey,â€ť said Hayden.Â â€śHe started slowly in the second round and continued to struggle to find the feel he had earlier in the day.â€ť
Schumacher rebounded on the second day of play, recording his first career eagle along with a pair of birdies to post another 78.
He finished 22 strokes behind medalist Mark Foster of Mott Community College and was 12 strokes behind Jackson Community Collegeâ€™s Logan Densmore for a spot in the NJCAA Division II Menâ€™s Golf National Championship at Goose Pond Colony in Scottsboro, AL.
National championship play will begin May 17 and will conclude May 20.