Dordt College News

GPAC Qualifier At The Ridge Thursday

April 24, 2013

Meet… Dordt College will host GPAC Qualifier #4 on Thursday, April 24 at The Ridge in Sioux Center, Iowa.

Participants… All 11 Great Plains Athletic Conference members will send competitors to the meet which is scheduled to begin at 10:00 on Thursday.

Last Time Out… Dordt College sent three teams to the Northwestern Spring Golf Invite on Tuesday, April 16 at Landsmeer Golf in Orange City, Iowa. The Defenders placed fifth with their varsity team while two other units were eighth and ninth respectively.

Madison Moss and Sam Voss each shot 75s to go low for the Defenders and were four over par and Trey Hugen, golfing for the Dordt White team also shot a 75. Derek Fox and Zach Kooiker each had an 82 and tied for 31st overall while the golfers who shot 75 were tied for 14th in the 51 golfer field.

Northwestern won the meet with a 282 and was led by medalist Michael Clark with a 67 and Neil Malenke shot a 68.

Landsmeer measured 6,456 yards for the event and was set up for par-71.

Last Time On This Course… Dordt finished ninth in the 17 team Siouxland Golf Invite field played Thursday and Friday, September 6 and 7 in Orange City and Sioux Center.  The Defenders hosted day two of the event at The Ridge.

The Defenders made an 11 shot improvement from day one to day two with Derek Fox carding a 151 and Sam Vos a 157. Brett Rozenboom and Madison Moss came back from difficult days on Thursday to score a 77 and 76 respectively on day two of the event.

The Ridge golf course was set up for par 71, 6,808 yards.

Northwestern won the event and swept the top three spots led by Ryan Kiewit's 73-70 for a 143.

GPAC Qualifier History… Dordt College finished seventh at GPAC Qualifier #3 hosted by Doane College at Wilderness Ridge Golf Course in Lincoln, Nebraska on Monday, April 8. The Defenders totaled a 318, just barely missing out on sixth place held by Midland with a 317.

Dordt was paced by Derek Fox and Zach Kooiker who both shot 78's and tied for 19th on the day.
Wilderness Ridge was set up for par-71 and 7,107 yards in length.

Totals through 54 holes:
GPAC Men’s Championship
RD 1 - Landsmeer GC (Orange City, IA)
RD 2 - Green Valley GC (Sioux City, IA)
RD 3 – Wilderness Ridge GC (Lincoln, NE)
Dates: 9/13 10/10 4/8
Par: 71 72 71
Yards: 6441 6998 7107

Fin. Team...........................Scores (Total) Par
1 Northwestern College........... 282 292 291 (865) +9
2 Morningside College............ 296 296 299 (891) +35
3 Nebraska Wesleyan University... 291 300 309 (900) +44
4 Dakota Wesleyan University..... 309 312 302 (923) +67
5 Midland University............. 302 312 317 (931) +75
6 Dordt College.................. 306 313 318 (937) +81
7 Doane College.................. 314 314 310 (938) +82
8 Briar Cliff University......... 310 325 334 (969) +113
9 Hastings College............... 325 326 329 (980) +124
10 Concordia University........... 338 335 325 (998) +142
11 Mount Marty College............ 339 334 349 (1022) +166

Dordt's Madison Moss is tied for 20th after three rounds with a 235 and Derek Fox and Sam Vos are each tied for 23rd and have 238's.

Northwestern's Neil Malenke, the medalist in qualifier #3 with a 68, leads the field with a three round total of 211.

The Lineup… Derek Fox has an average of 80.0 over nine rounds of play this year while Zach Kooiker is at 82.6 in eight rounds.  Madison Moss has lowered his average to 79.7 in nine rounds and is coming off a 14th place finish at the Northwestern Spring Invite.  Sam Vos is at 80.0

After This… Dordt and Northwestern will square off in a match play event on Monday and Tuesday, April 29 and 30 at Landsmeer in Orange City and at The Ridge.

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