Dordt College News

Siouxland Golf Invite Up Next For Defender Men

September 5, 2013

Meet… Dordt College and Northwestern will co-host the Siouxland Golf Invite on September 5 and 6.  The Thursday event will be hosted at Landsmeer Golf Club and the Friday round is scheduled to be at The Ridge in Sioux Center.

Participants… 16 teams will be competing while representing 12 different schools.  Two teams each from Dordt, Northwestern  and Morningside along with single teams from Jamestown, Doane, Concordia, Dakota Wesleyan, Buena Vista, Midland JV, Hastings, Mount Marty and Briar Cliff will compete.

Last Time Out… Dordt College finished sixth in GPAC Qualifier #4 at The Ridge Golf Course in Sioux Center, Iowa with a team total of 309 and finished seventh overall in the four round GPAC competition that concluded on Thursday, April 25, 2013.

Derek Fox and Brett Rozenboom each carded a 75 on a day when par was 71. Madison Moss and Zach Kooiker finished the scoring with a 77 and 82 respectively. Fox and Rozenboom tied for 10th on the day with their scores.

Northwestern won the four round championship with 1155 and Morningside was second at 1195. Dordt's 1246 was good for seventh place with 12 strokes separating the fourth through seventh place teams. Madison Moss had a four round total of 312 and Derek Fox a 313 for 19th and 21st respectively. Northwestern's Neil Malenke was the individual champion with a 283, winning the title by four strokes.

Final team standings for the four rounds:
Fin. Team Scores Total Par
1 Northwestern College........... 282 292 291 290 1155 +15
2 Morningside College............ 296 296 299 304 1195 +55
3 Nebraska Wesleyan University... 291 300 309 299 1199 +59
4 Dakota Wesleyan University..... 309 312 302 311 1234 +94
5 Midland University............. 302 312 317 304 1235 +95
6 Doane College.................. 314 314 310 303 1241 +101
7 Dordt College.................. 306 313 318 309 1246 +106
8 Briar Cliff University......... 310 325 334 322 1291 +151
9 Hastings College............... 325 326 329 313 1293 +153
10 Concordia University........... 338 335 325 319 1317 +177
11 Mount Marty College............ 339 334 349 335 1357 +217

Last Time On This Course… Dordt College sent three teams to the Northwestern Spring Golf Invite on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 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.

At This Event Last Season…Dordt finished ninth in the 17 team Siouxland Golf Invite field played Thursday and Friday, September 6 and 7, 2012 in Orange City and Sioux Center.

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.

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

The Lineup… The Defenders return ten golfers who played in at least five rounds last season.  Derek Fox and Madson Moss both broke 80 for their averages with Derek Fox recording a season average of 79.5 in ten rounds and Madison Moss recorded a 79.4 in ten rounds as well.  Micah Christensen put together an 81.5 average in six rounds of competition and Brett Rozenboom had an 82.1 average in seven rounds.

After This… Dordt will send golfers to the Midland Invite on Friday, September 13.

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