Dordt College News

GPAC Golf For Defender Men Monday

April 8, 2013

Meet…Dordt will be competing at GPAC Qualifier #3 at Wilderness Ridge Golf Course in Lincoln, Nebraska, hosted by Doane College on Monday, April 8.

Participants… All 11 schools in the Great Plains Athletic Conference field men’s golf teams.

Last Time Out… Dordt had a couple meets scheduled for the last couple weeks but were unable to play in those events.  Ironically, the most recent action for the Defenders was GPAC Qualifier #2 in October to close the fall portion of the schedule.

Last Time On This Course… Dordt competed at an invite hosted by Doane on September 17 and 18 at Wilderness Ridge and finished in a tie for 7th place.  The Defenders totaled a 666 and were 11 shots out of sixth place.

Dordt was led by Madison Moss with a 163 for 26th place overall. Derek Fox was 32nd with a 165 and Zach Kooiker totaled a 167 for 36th place.

GPAC Qualifier History… Dordt finished sixth at GPAC #2 at Green Valley Golf Course in Sioux City, Iowa on Wednesday, October 10.

The Defenders shot a 313 as a team and were part of a four team group that was separated by just two shots. Midland and Dakota Wesleyan each shot 312s and Doane had a 314. Northwestern had the low score of a 292 and Morningside had a 296.

Dordt was led by Madison Moss and Brett Rozenboom with a pair of 77s and Jon Holwerda had a 78. Sam Vos and Derek Fox each shot an 81 on a day when four players shot par of 72. Kyle Stanek and Michael Dykema, both from Northwestern, shared medalist honors with Nathan Zimmerman (Morningside) and Rory Doll (Nebraska Wesleyan) also shooting even par on the 6,998 yard set up.

Through two rounds the GPAC Qualifier Standings:
1 Northwestern College…........ 282 292 574 +2
2 Nebraska Wesleyan University… 291 300 591 +19
3 Morningside College…......... 296 296 592 +20
4 Midland University….......... 302 312 614 +42
5 Dordt College…............... 306 313 619 +47
6 Dakota Wesleyan University….. 309 312 621 +49
7 Doane College…............... 314 314 628 +56
8 Briar Cliff University…...... 310 325 635 +63
9 Hastings College…............ 325 326 651 +79
t 10 Concordia University…........ 338 335 673 +101
t 10 Mount Marty College…......... 339 334 673 +101

Jon Holwerda and Sam Vos are low for Dordt through two rounds with 155’s and are tied for 14th.

The Lineup… Dordt’s lineup for Monday will include Derek Fox, Zach Kooiker, Nathan Middel, Madison Moss and Sam Vos.  Fox has the lowest average on the team with a scoring average of 80.0 in seven rounds this season.  Sam Vos and Madison Moss are right behind with per round averages of 80.3 and 80.4.  Kooiker and Middel have averages of 83.5 and 82.6 respectively.

After This…Dordt will compete in the Morningside Spring Invite on Tuesday, April 16.

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