Bulldogs in sixth, Yabut three strokes out of first

By Jacob Knabel on Apr. 22, 2022 in Men's Golf

VERMILLION, S.D. – Following three rounds of conference championship action, the Concordia University Men’s Golf team stands in sixth place in the GPAC standings. The Bulldogs carded a team score of 313 on Friday (April 22) while in action at The Bluffs Golf Course in Vermillion, S.D. Individually, Ivan Yabut remains in the hunt for a conference championship after he turned in a two-over-par 74 in the latest round.

Head Coach Brett Muller’s squad has carded a three-round score of 298-308-313–919. The top five in the GPAC standings are Morningside (278-293-298–869), Midland (290-298-292–880), Briar Cliff (300-288-302–890), Doane (301-301-308–910) and Northwestern (297-303-315–915).

The school record holder for the best-ever single-round score, Yabut still has a shot at winning a conference championship and earning a bid to nationals. He will enter the fourth and final round tied for fifth with a three-round total of 71-74-74–219. Currently tied for first are two Morningside competitors – Mason Weeks and Sam Story, who have a three-round total of 216.

Next for the Bulldogs on the overall leaderboard are Justin Webert (81-72-78–231; T-22nd), Drew D’Ercole (77-82-78–237; T-34th) and Jake Hagerbaumer (76-84-84–244; T-37th). Also on Friday, Jacob Woodmancy carded a score of 83. Back in the fall, Jack Williams contributed to the team score with a two-round total of 74-80–154.

Concordia is working on moving up from its ninth-place finish from the 2020-21 season. A year ago, D’Ercole placed 21st overall and was recognized as an Honorable Mention All-GPAC award winner.

Round four of the conference championships will get started at 10 a.m. CT from The Bluffs. Live scoring can be found via the Golf Genus app (https://www.golfgenius.com/) while using the Golf Genius ID of 2122MGPAC.