Men’s golf finishes strong at Doane Invite
CRETE, Neb. – Five Concordia University men’s golfers shot scores in the 70s on the second and final day of the Doane Spring Invite. Freshman Court Croghan carded a team low 75 in round two held at College Heights Golf Course, the home course of the Tigers. As a squad, Concordia’s ‘A’ team combined on a 355-328–683 on the weekend to place fourth among the seven teams.
“Overall I was pleased with the way the guys played today,” head coach Brett Muller said. “College Heights is a much shorter and normally an easier course to score on, however, the greens were aerified this week which made it much tougher to make putts.
“It was good to have five guys in the 70s today. Sam Mayhall played outstanding today, improving by 15 strokes. Shawn (Rodehorst) played better again today.”
Rodehorst’s two-day total of 76-76–152 placed him in a tie for 10th on the individual leaderboard. Freshman Jared Knoepfel and sophomore Garrett Suchanek came in next for the Bulldogs, each tying for 17th with 158 over two rounds. Suchanek enjoyed a big weekend as part of the Concordia ‘B’ team at the meet.
Joining Croghan and Rodehorst in the 70s on Saturday were Mayhall (76), sophomore Sam Simonson (76) and Suchanek (77).
Mayhall’s 15-stroke improvement from Friday to Saturday marked the biggest turnaround of any golfer in the field.
The Bulldog men will compete one more time before GPAC Qualifier No. 3 on April 21. Next up is the Wild West Shootout at Wild Horse Golf Course in Gothenburg, Neb., on Friday, April 18.