Husker Update: Former Husker Goes PGA, Basketball Takes European Win

Husker Golf

Former Nebraska golfer Brandon Crick has put himself in position to potentially qualify for the 2019-20 PGA Tour, after a pair of strong finishes recently on the Korn Ferry Tour.

Crick, who earned an NCAA Regional appearance as a Husker senior in 2010, recorded two straight top-15 finishes by taking second at the Ellie Mae Classic (Aug. 4) and tying for 15th at the Portland Open (Aug. 11). With the strong play, Crick vaulted from 155th to 54th in the tour standings giving him a chance to compete in the tour finals. The top 75 golfers in the point standings advance to the finals.

Crick will be in action this weekend at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship at the Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio. He will continue his hunt for a PGA Tour spot in the Albertsons Boise Open at the Hillcrest Country Club in Boise Idaho (Aug. 22-25), before rounding out the three tournament stretch at the Victoria National Golf Course in Newburgh, Ind., for the Korn Ferry Tour Championship.

Huskers Basketball

Charlie Easley’s 15 points led five Huskers in double figures, as Nebraska wrapped up its tour of Italy with an 84-62 win over Italian Select Monday evening.

Easley, a walk-on from Lincoln, came off the bench to ignite a 10-3 Husker run late in the first quarter with consecutive 3-pointers after NU trailed 15-12. His second trifecta put NU ahead for good, as the Huskers stretched the lead after a slow start.

The Huskers will return to Lincoln on Tuesday evening and will have some time off before the fall semester on Aug. 26.

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