Dordt College News

Defender Golf At Whispering Creek

October 7, 2013

Meet… Morningside is hosting an Invite on Tuesday, October 8 at Whispering Creek in Sioux City, Iowa.  Dordt last competed in this event in August 2011.

Participants… Dordt along with Dakota Wesleyan, Northwestern, Midland, Hastings, Briar Cliff, Concordia, Mount Marty and Morningside will all send golfers to the event.  Several schools will have multiple teams entered in what is the final tune-up before concluding the Fall season next week at the GPAC Qualifier #2.

Last Time Out… The Dordt College Defender men's golf team scrambled to a sixth place finish in the two day Palace City Classic hosted by Dakota Wesleyan on Friday and Saturday, September 27 and 28.

Dordt totaled a 613 and was led by Madison Moss with a 149. Moss finished 12th in the 63 man field. Connor Rothert had a 152 and was 19th. Nathan Middel had a 153 and Trey Hugen a 159. Micah Roos was Dordt's fifth golfer and had a 162.

Northwestern's Neil Malenke had a 140 to win the event. Hastings won the event by one stroke over Northwestern. Lakeview Golf Course was set up par-72 and 6,700 yards.

Last Time On This Course… The Dordt College men's golf team placed seventh in the initial invitational of the fall hosted by Morningside College at Whispering Creek in Sioux City, Iowa on Wednesday, August 31.

Dordt was led by Ryan Kamp's 73 on the par-72 set-up which was good for a fourth place tie. Brandon McCracken shot a 79 and Madison Moss and Derek Dreise each shot 83. It was Moss's first collegiate golf meet.

Morningside won the team event with a 298. Dordt's 318 was good for a sixth place tie on the 6872 yard course.

The Lineup… This Fall has been a very competitive one as players vie for spots at the GPAC Qualifying Events.  Madison Moss has a 75 average in six rounds played and Connor Rothert’s average is 76.2 in six rounds. Nate Middel is at 77.7 in six rounds played and Derek Fox has a 79.5 average in four rounds played.  Micah Roos has a sub-80 average in five rounds played at 79.8 and three other players are hovering around the 80 mark.  Jon Holwerda and Trey Hugen are at 80.5 and 80.7 respectively and Rees Beaver’s average is 81.5.

After This… Dordt will conclude the 2013 Fall season on Monday, October 14 at Firethorn in Lincoln, Nebraska in GPAC Qualifier #2.

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