OAKLAND, Neb. – Consistency throughout the lineup allowed the Concordia University men’s golf squad to move up three spots into a tie for fifth on the final team leaderboard at the Midland Fall Invite, which took place Friday and Saturday at Oakland Golf Club in Oakland, Neb. It was the season opening tournament for the Bulldogs.
Seventh-year head coach Brett Muller’s group improved its score by 14 strokes compared to the first round of the tournament. The Bulldogs turned in a two-day total of 314-300–614.
Concordia’s top four players all shot scores of 76 or better. Junior Nolan Zikas tied for 14th with a score of 76-74–150. He was joined in the lineup by senior Russell Otten (77-76–153, T-19th), sophomore Tylar Samek (84-74–158, T-41st), freshman Kort Steele (82-76–158, T-41st) and senior Tyler Ehresman (79-88–167, T-66th). Three Bulldogs competed individually: junior Grant Suchanek (87-81–168, T-70th) and freshmen Harrison Helmer (89-82–171, 76th) and Jayden Neal (87-86–173, T-77th).
Another two-day event is coming up next week for the Bulldogs. They will head over to western Iowa for the Siouxland Invite (Sept. 7-8) co-hosted by Dordt and Northwestern. The first round will unfold at The Ridge in Sioux Center, Iowa, before moving to Landsmeer Golf Club in Orange City, Iowa, for day two.