NORFOLK, Neb. – Bragging rights within the state of Nebraska are on the line this weekend at the annual Nebraska Intercollegiate. In Friday (Oct. 9)’s first round, the Concordia University Men’s Golf team shot a score of 313. The event is being staged at Norfolk Country Club in Norfolk, Neb., and will continue with the final round on Saturday.
Head Coach Brett Muller traveled two teams of five to Norfolk. Concordia’s first team is currently in fourth place behind Bellevue (282), Nebraska Wesleyan (296) and Doane (300). The second grouping of Bulldogs shot a score of 330.
Four of the 10 Concordia players shot scores in the 70s (par 72 course) on Friday. On the Bulldog ‘A’ team, Drew D’Ercole (74; T-8th), Ivan Yabut (76; T-12th) and Jayden Neal (78; T-18th) led the way. In addition, Jacob Woodmancy turned in a 79 (T-21st). The tournament field features 45 individual golfers.
Other Concordia individuals at the Nebraska Intercollegiate include Gavin McWhorter (80; T-24th), Landon Walkenhorst (85; T-33rd), Jack Williams (85; T-33rd), Harrison Helmer (86; T-35th) and Nate Auffet (87; T-38th). This marked the second time this fall that the Bulldogs enjoyed a day in which four or more individuals shot scores in the 70s.
Concordia was coming off the GPAC Men’s Golf Championship that was played Sept. 28-29. The Bulldogs are currently in ninth place in the conference standings. The fall season will come to an end on Saturday with the second round of the Nebraska Intercollegiate. Action will begin with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. CT from Norfolk.