2006-2007 - Golf schedule/results



March 22-24

Evangel Invitational

Springfield, Mo.

March 29-30

SCC Invite

Beatrice, Neb.


April 2

Midland Invite

Fremont, Neb.

April 5-6

Nebraska Wesleyan Invite

Lincoln, Neb.

April 9-10

Hastings Invite

Hastings/Grand Island, Neb.

April 16

Union Invite

Lincoln, Neb.

April 20-21

Blue River Classic

Crete/Seward, Neb.

April 23-24

GPAC Championship

Sioux Falls, S.D.


April 30-May 1


Fargo, N.D.



Sept. 1

Red Raider Invitational

Orange City, Iowa

Sept. 7

I-80 Invite

Hastings, Neb.

Sept. 12

Dana GPAC Preview

Blair, Neb.

Sept. 16

Doane Invite

Crete, Neb.

Sept. 26

Midland Invite

Fremont, Neb.


Oct. 1-2

Nebraska Wesleyan Invite

Lincoln, Neb.

Oct. 6

Peru State Invite

Nebraska City, Neb.

Oct. 7

Concordia Invite

Seward, Neb.

Oct. 12-13

GPAC Championship

Blair, Neb.



2006-2007 - Golf roster





Previous School

Logan Betka


Friend, Neb.

Friend Public

David Bremer


Grand Island, Neb.

Heartland Lutheran

Luke Bremer


Grand Island, Neb.

Heartland Lutheran

Scott Dinslage


Seward, Neb


Mike Frates


Brule, Neb.

South Platte

Mike Kulzer


Sauk Rapids, Minn.

Sauk Rapids

Adam Kusmierczak


Collinsville, Ill.

Metro East Lutheran

Andrew Rathe


Tecumseh, Neb.


Gil Russell


Grant, Neb.

Perkins County

Steffan Shelemey


Alberta, Canada

Sturgeon Composite

John Zilm


Godfrey, Ill.

Metro East Lutheran





Previous School

Chelsey Bartels


Grand Island, Neb.

Grand Island

Danielle Durham


Columbus, Ind.

Columbus East

Randi Eggers


Battle Creek, Neb.

Battle Creek

Anna Hill


Friend, Neb.


Melissa Irvin


Papillion, Neb.


Corrie Johnson


Kansas City, Mo.

Park Hill South

Chelsea Karmann


Albion, Neb.

Boone Central

Kristina Oria


Plymouth, Neb.


Meghann Pinter


Peachtree City, Ga.

Landmark Christian

Katie Raphelt


Arlington, Texas


Jenni Schulteis


Perry, Iowa


Natalie Swanda


Omaha, Neb.


Bulldogs take eighth at 2006 Concordia Invitational

7 OCT 2006

The Concordia University, Nebraska women's golf team had a big day in a couple of ways on Saturday, Oct. 7. For starters, they shot their best 18-hole score of the year at the Concordia Invitational. In addition the 2006 Concordia Invite was one of the biggest in recent history, featuring 10 teams and 58 golfers.

The tournament was played during windy conditions at the Seward Country Club.

Concordia finished the tournament in eighth place as a team, shooting a total of 403. Dakota Wesleyan ran away with the team title with a 325, 20 strokes better than the next best team, Hastings College (345).

Natalie Swanda paced the Bulldogs carding a 98, good enough for 37th place overall. Teammate Chelsea Karmann took 38th in the individual standings with a 99. Rounding out the scoring for Concordia was Chelsey Bartels (102) and Jennifer Schulteis (104).

Dakota Wesleyan’s Kelli Baseley took the individual title with a 76.

This was final opportunity for conference teams to tune up before the 2006 GPAC Championships held this Thursday and Friday in Blair, Neb.

Linksters take seventh in opening meet

22-24 MAR 2007

The Concordia University, Nebraska men's golf team shot a two round total of 666 to place seventh at the Evangel University Spring Invitational in Springfield, Mo., on March 23-24.
The tournament, the first of the spring season for the Buldogs featured 12 schools, and was played at Rivercut Golf Course.

Originally the tournament was to have a much bigger field, but a number of teams did not make the trip due to the rain that was forecasted for the area.

Concordia opened with a round of 343 before posting the third best round on Saturday, a 323.
McKendree College took the team title with a 638. The only other GPAC school participating, Hastings, tied for third (643).

The Bulldogs did beat Missouri Valley (668), Culver Stockton and Evangel (each at a 681), Fontbone University (698), and Hannibal-LaGrange College (703).

Junior Mike Kulzer (79-80) paced the Bulldog attack, cracking the top 20, finishing in a tie for 12th place.

The next highest finish for a Concordia golfer came from the freshmen duo of Adam Kusmierczak and John Zilm who finished in a five-way tie for 25th. Kusmierczak (90-77) and Zielm (84-83) each shot a 167.

Concordia is at the SCC Invite in Beatrice, Neb., on March 29 and 30 and the NCTA meet in Curtis, Neb., on Saturday, March 31.

Bulldogs finish 11th at NWU Invite

5-6 APR 2007

The Concordia University, Nebraska men's golf team had a 36-hole total of 650 for 11th place at the Nebraska Wesleyan Spring Invite in Lincoln, Neb. The Bulldogs also had squads compete in a pair of other meets during the week.

Held Thursday and Friday, the 13-team tournament was played at the par 72 Highlands Golf Course and Holmes Golf Course. The tournament was scheduled to conclude at Pioneers Golf Course, but a sprinkler malfunction left the course icy and unplayable on Friday, so the meet was moved to Holmes.

Concordia had efforts of 320 and 330. The Bulldogs were 12th after the first 18 holes and finished in 12th.

Midland Lutheran took the team title with two-day total of 605 while Buena Vista University was second with a 610. The host of the meet, defending NCAA Division III champion, Nebraska Wesleyan was third.

Midlands Justin Zebolsky was the medallist with a two over par 146 (76-70).
For the Bulldogs, sophomore Steffan Shelemy tied for 37th place with teammate Mike Kulzer with a 161.Shelemy shot a three over 75 on Thursday but struggled with an 86 on Friday. Kulzer was consistent shooting an 81 and 80 respectvely.

Freshman Gil Russel, of Grant, Neb., was next in the clubhouse with a 39th place tie (162/84-78).

Rounding out the lineup at the NWU Invite was freshmen John Zilm (T-63rd/172) and Adam Kusmierczak (65th/173).

Earlier in the week the Bulldogs sent a squad to compete at the SCC Invite and the Midland Invite. The JV squad placed eighth at the SCC invite and ninth the Midland meet. Garrett Rathke turned in a pair of impressive performances, finishing in a tie for ninth at the SCC Invite with a 161 (75-86) and taking fifth place at Midland with a 76. He currently leads the team in average (79).

The next action for Concordia is on April 9-10 as they travel down the interstate to Hastings Invite. The only home action of the season come on April 21, as the second day of the Blue River Classic is played at the Seward Country Club. The first round of the Blue River Classic, a new tournament hosted in partnership with Doane College, will be played on Friday, April 20 in Crete, Neb.

Bulldogs finish in middle at Hastings

9-10 APR 2007

The Concordia University, Nebraska men's golf team shot a 36-hole total of 637 to finish eighth at the Hastings College Spring Invitational. Junior Mike Kulzer paced the Bulldogs finishing in the top 10.

The 16-team tournament was played at Lochland Country Club and Jackrabbit Run. Both courses were par 72.

Cold and windy conditions on both days continued to plague golfers, but the Bulldogs were able to finish the first day with a 314. Garrett Rathke led Concordia during the first round shooting a 75.

The second round proved more difficult for the Bulldogs as they carded a 323. Kulzer was the only Concordia golfer in the 70's, finishing with a 76.

Individually, Kulzer finished in a tie for eighth overall with his two-day total of 153. Rathke was also in the top 20, tying for 17th with a 156.

Grand View College won took the team title with a 607, while Hastings was runner up (615).
Concordia is back in action this week with a pair of meets. The start at the Union Invite on Monday, a meet that was originally scheduled for last week but was moved due to weather and then wrap the week up with the Blue River Classic.

The Blue River Classic is a two-day meet held in conjunction with Doane College. The first round will be played on Friday in Crete with the final round being played at the Seward Country Club.

 Linksters finish fourth at Blue River Classic

20-21 APR 2007

The Concordia University, Nebraska men's golf team was the only team to improve their second round score as they finished fourth at the Blue River Classic. This was the first year of the Blue River Classic which was hosted jointly by Concordia and Doane College.

The two-day meet was played at College Heights Country Club in Crete, Neb., on Friday and wrapped up at the Seward Country Club on Saturday.

Southeast Community College took the team title with a two-day total of 617. Doane was runner-up (621). Dakota Wesleyan edged the Bulldogs for third place, shooting a 626, while the Bulldogs finished with a 630 (317-313).

The Concordia "B" squad was sixth with a score of 687 (340-347).

Mike Kulzer had the best opening round score (69) and was the highest individual finisher for Concordia, taking fourth place (150).

Gil Russel carded a 76 Saturday on the home course for the Bulldogs, finishing with a score of 158, good for 11th place.

Other Bulldogs garnering individual honors included John Zilm who tied for 12th (159) and Logan Betka in a tie for 14th (160). Steffan Shelemey was also in the top 20, tied for 19th, with a 162.

Next up for the Bulldogs is the GPAC Championships on Monday and Tuesday April 23-24. The GPAC meet is being held in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Team wraps up season at GPAC Championships

23-24 APR 2007

The Concordia University, Nebraska men's golf team wrapped up their season at the GPAC Championships held in Sioux Falls, S.D. The Bulldogs carded a two-day total of 634 (321-313) to finish ninth at the event. Individually, Mike Kulzer qualified for the NAIA Region III Championships.

The 2007GPAC Men's Golf Championships were played at Elmwood Golf Course in Sioux Falls, S.D.

On the opening day of play the Bulldogs turned in a 321 and were led by Kulzer with a 77. The next best score for the round came from Garrett Rathke, who shot a seven over par 79.

Kulzer continued his strong play during the second round, entering the clubhouse at one over par (73). His second round tied for the fourth best of the day. His two day total of 150 put him in a tie for seventh place overall.

Incidentally, Kulzer was the only individual to qualify for the NAIA Region III Championships that was not a member of one of the qualifying teams. A junior, this will be Kulzer's second trip to an NAIA Regional. He also qualified during his freshman season.

The next highest finisher for the Bulldogs was Steffan Shelemey who tied for 23rd with a 157. Rathke finished tied for 37th (161).

The 2007 NAIA Region III Championships will be held in Fargo, N.D., at the the Oxbow Country Club on May 30 and April 1.

The tournament will be played over 36 holes and will feature seven women's and seven men's teams from the Dakota Athletic Conference (DAC) and the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) along with individuals who qualified through their respective conference tournaments.

Kulzer earns GPAC golf honor

Junior Mike Kulzer was the lone Concordia linkster to be named to the 2007 Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Men's Golf All-Conference team. The list, released on Monday afternoon, consists of 16 first-team members and an honorable mention list.

A first-team selection, Kulzer (Sauk Rapids, Minn.) finished in a tie for seventh at the GPAC Championships, carding a 150 (77-73) His second round tied for the fourth best of the day.

Incidentally, Kulzer was the only individual to qualify for the NAIA Region III Championships that was not a member of one of the qualifying teams. It was the second trip to to an NAIA Regional. He also qualified during his freshman season.

At the regional meet he finished tied for 12th place. He finished with a 155 (75-80). On the opening day of play Kulzer turned in a 75, which was the third best score of the day and put him in a tie for seventh place.

For the season Kulzer averaged a 77, the best average in school history at Concordia.