2007-2008 - Golf schedule/results



March 17-18

Bethany Invite

Lindsborg, Kan.

March 27-28

Southeast C.C. Invite

Beatrice, Neb.

March 29

Bethel Invite

Hesston, Kan.

March 30

Bethel Invite

Newton, Kan.


April 1

Union Invite

Lincoln, Neb.

April 3-4

Nebraska Wesleyan Invite

Lincoln, Neb.

April 7-8

Hastings Invite

Hastings, Neb.

April 11

Blue River Classic

Crete, Neb.

April 12

Blue River Classic

Seward, Neb.

April 14

Midland Invite

Fremont, Neb.

April 17-18

Central C.C. Invite

Columbus, Neb.

April 20-22

GPAC Championships

Sioux City, Iowa

April 27-29

NAIA Region III Meet

Sioux Falls, S.D.

All Home Meets in BOLD



Aug. 31

Red Raider Invitational

Orange City, Iowa


Sept. 7

Hastings Invite

Hastings, Neb.

Sept. 11

Doane GPAC Preview

Lincoln, Neb.

Sept. 15

Dana Invite

Blair, Neb.

Sept. 18

Midland Invite

Valley, Neb.

Sept. 20-21

Briar Cliff Invite

Sioux City, Iowa

Sept. 30-Oct. 1

Nebraska Wesleyan Invite

Lincoln, Neb.


Oct. 5

Peru State Invite

Nebraska City, Neb.

Oct. 6

Concordia Invite

Seward, Neb.

Oct. 11-12

GPAC Championship

Lincoln, Neb.

All Home Meets in BOLD

2007-2008 - Golf roster





Previous School

Ben Aurich


Seward, Neb.


David Bremer


Grand Island, Neb.

Heartland Lutheran

Alex Deeter


Seward, Neb.


Mike Frates


Brule, Neb.

South Platte

Heath Hansen


Herman, Neb.


Mike Kulzer


Sauk Rapids, Minn.

Sauk Rapids

Nicholas Mayes


Smithville, Mo.


Andrew Rathe


Tecumseh, Neb.


Garrett Rathke


Cairo, Neb.


Kevin Richter


Adair, Iowa


John Zilm


Godfrey, Ill.

Metro East Lutheran

Bulldog linksters see improvement during busy week

11-15 SEP 2007

The Concordia University, Nebraska women's golf team had a busy week, participating in the "GPAC Preview" meet Tuesday and the Dana Invite on Saturday.

The "GPAC Preview", hosted by Doane College was played at Wilderness Ridge in Lincoln, Neb., and allowed the players to get a feel for the course that will host the GPAC Championships.

At the meet the Bulldogs finished in 10th place, carding a 433 for the day. The best score for Concordia was by Danielle Durham with a 105. A pair of Bulldogs, Jennifer Schulteis and Chelsea Karmann, finished a stroke behind their teammate at 106.

On Saturday in Blair, Neb., the Bulldogs accomplished something as a team that hasn't been done for the past three years at Concordia. They finished below 400, showing that the team members are in fact making strides to becoming more consistent golfers. The 398 score was good enough for seventh out of 10 teams.

Individual at Dana the Bulldogs had a pair of players shoot below 100. Karmann carded a 96 while Natalie Swanda turned in a 97. Schulteis also continued her consistent play, finishing with a total of 101.

The next action comes on Sept. 20-21 as Concordia travels to Sioux City, Iowa, to compete in the Briar Cliff Invite.

Golfers continue to improve

20-21 SEP 2007

The improvement continued for the Concordia University, Nebraska women's golf team as they took part in the Briar Cliff/Lila Frommelt Classic this past Friday and Saturday. The Bulldogs posted their best team score of the season at the event, finishing in seventh place.

The two-day, 10-team meet was played at Green Valley Golf Course, in Sioux City, Iowa, on September 20th and 21st. Sioux Falls won the tournament after firing a 671 (338-333). Morningside's Kristi Tighe won the tie-breaker over Sioux Falls Brittnay Hofer to claim medalist honors. Tighe shot a 158 (79-79), while Hofer shot a 158 (78-80).

For Concordia the Bulldogs shot a 787 (391-396) to take seventh place. The score is the best by a Concordia women's golf team in the past three years.

"I am amazed at the improvement the team has made in the last two meets," said Head Coach Carl Everts. "The 391 on Thursday was seven strokes better than the 398 last Saturday and the 36-hole total of 787 is also the best in 3 years."

Individually Corrie Johnson led the way for the Bulldogs firing a two-day total of 190 (95-95). That score was good enough for 27th. Currently she tied with Jenni Schulteis for the best scoring average after five rounds.

Other scores for the Bulldogs included Chelsea Karmann - 193 (95-98), Alyssa Hedlund - 197 (99-98) and Jennifer Schulties - 207 (102-105).

The Bulldogs are in action at the Nebraska Wesleyan Invite on Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in Lincoln, Neb.

Bulldogs fourth at Concordia Invite

6 OCT 2007

The Concordia University, Nebraska women's golf team finished fourth at their own meet, the Concordia Invitational, on Saturday in Seward, Neb. This was the final meet of the season before the GPAC Championships.

The 18-hole meet, played at the Seward Country Club, featured eight teams and 35 golfers. The tournament was played on a unusually warm day, with temperatures in the mid-80s.

Concordia finished the tournament in fourth place as a team, shooting a total of 388. Hastings College took the team title with a 351, 10 strokes better than the next best team, Briar Cliff University (361).

Kate Becker of Midland Lutheran won the individual title by virtue of a tie-breaker with Danielle Bernt. Both linksters finished with an 85.

The Bulldogs entered a pair of teams in the meet, with the "B" team finishing in eighth place with a total of 423.

Among those participating on the Concordia "A" squad, Chelesa Karmann led the way, carding a 92. That was good enough to tie for 11th place. The next best finish for Bulldog golfer was Corrie Johnson who took 16th with a 96.

The following is a complete listing of the Concordia golfers and their scores:

  • T-11. Chelsea Karmann, 92
  • 16. Corrie Johnson, 96
  • T-20. Jenni Schulteis, 100
  • T-20. Natalie Swanda, 100
  • T-23. Danielle Durham, 102
  • T-26. Ashton Mueller, 103
  • T-26. Mandi Albracht, 103
  • 30. Alyssa Hedlund, 113
  • 31. Katie Raphelt, 115
  • 33. Megahn Pinter, 120 

The final meet of the fall season, the GPAC Championships, is scheduled for held this Thursday and Friday (Oct. 11 and 12) in Lincoln, Neb., at Wilderness Ridge.

Bulldogs reach goals at GPAC meet

11-12 OCT 2007

The Concordia University, Nebraska women's golf team wrapped up their fall season at the 2007 GPAC Championship meet played at Wilderness Ridge Golf Course in Lincoln, Neb.

The tournament was played Friday and Saturday and featured 11 GPAC teams.

Concordia finished the tournament in 10th place as a team, shooting a total of 846 (431-415). The University of Sioux Falls ran away with the team title with a 666, 15 strokes better than the next best team, Dakota Wesleyan (681).

"As a team we set goals each season," said Head Coach Carl Everts. "A pair of our goals was to improve our team score and standing at the conference meet. We did each of those things this year."

Freshman Alyssa Hedlund paced the Bulldogs carding a 204 (104-100), good enough for 42nd place overall. Teammate Natalie Swanda took 45th in the individual standings with a 212. Rounding out the scoring for Concordia was Corrie Johnson (214), Jennifer Schulties (219) and Chelsea Karmann (224).

Concordia will loose just one player to graduation, senior Corrie Johnson, and will continue to practice on their own and go though and off season weight training program before starting spring practice again in March.

Bulldogs tee off golf season

27-30 MAR 2008

Concordia University, Nebraska golf team began its season with two consecutive meets. The first was the Southeast Community College meet in Beatrice, Neb, on March 27-28. The team would then travel to Hesston, Kan., for the Bethel Invite on March 29-30.

The Bulldogs started the season off strong with a third place finish at the Southeast Community College meet on a day that saw most team scores soar due to adverse conditions. The Bulldogs finished with a two day total of 680.

The lone medalist on the day for Concordia was sophomore John Zilm who finished with a two day total of 165. Other notable scores from the day for the Bulldogs were: 167 by Mike Frates, 174 by Mike Kulzer, and 174 by Garrett Rathke.

Concordia then had little downtime to prepare for the Bethel Invite. Concordia finished the two-day tournament with a team score of 638, good enough for 13th place. The Bulldogs were able to improve on their previous day's scores by 42 strokes.

Rathke was the lone medalist for the Bulldogs for the meet. He had a two-day total of 155. Zilm shot a 159. The other two notable finishes for Concordia were Mike Kulzer with a 160 and Mike Frates with a 164.

The next action for the Bulldogs comes April 3 when they will head into Lincoln, Neb., to take part in the Nebraska Wesleyan Invite.

Bulldogs finish 11th at NWU Invite

3-4 APR 2008

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.

Rathke has top ten finish after day one

20-22 APR 2008

The Concordia University men's golf team had a rough first day at the GPAC Championships being held in Sioux City, Iowa at the Green Valley Golf Course.

As a team the Bulldogs are currently 10th with a first day score of 327. Concordia is currently 22 strokes behind the leader, Dakota Wesleyan. Garret Rathke had the best individual performance from day one for the Bulldogs, shooting a 77, good enough for to put him in a tie for ninth place. The Bulldogs will look to make up ground with round two set to begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.