SIOUX CITY, Iowa – While Concordia improved by three strokes on Wednesday in comparison to its first GPAC Qualifier performance, the Bulldogs remained in a disappointing 10th place at the close of the fall season. Led again by sophomore Shawn Rodehorst, who carded a 78 at GPAC Qualifier No. 2, Concordia shot a 335 to push its two-round total to 673.
Rodehorst’s 78 on Wednesday was just above his 77.14 18-hole average entering play and four strokes better than his round from the first GPAC Qualifier on Sept. 13. He improved from 40th place in the first GPAC Qualifier to 20th place on Wednesday. The Kearney, Neb., native’s scores ranged from a low of 74 on day two of the Doane Invite on Sept. 18 to a high of 82 through eight rounds.
Rodehorst sits in a tie for 30th place individually (82-78–160) with two GPAC qualifiers in the books.
Following Rodehorst were freshmen Garrett Suchanek with an 82, Brock Colclasure’s 86 and Sam Simonson, who posted an 89. Junior Sam DeFreece rounded out the Bulldogs’ group of five with a 90.
First-place Northwestern (282-292–574) increased its lead to 17 strokes with another stellar round in Sioux City on Wednesday. The Red Raiders were four strokes better than Morningside in GPAC Qualifier No. 2 thanks to a score of 292. Northwestern’s Jay Monahan remains in first place individually after following up his first-round 67 with a 75 on Wednesday.
The second GPAC qualifier marked the end of the fall season for Concordia, which will begin action again in the spring when another two GPAC qualifier events will be held.