NORFOLK, Neb. – State bragging rights were at stake this weekend as the Concordia University men’s golf team competed at the annual Nebraska Intercollegiate (Oct. 12-13) at Norfolk Country Club in Norfolk, Neb. Ten Nebraska institutions, including GPAC rivals Doane, Hastings and Midland, were in attendance in Norfolk. Eighth-year head coach Brett Muller’s squad placed ninth out of 14 teams by shooting a two-round 323-317–640 (+64).
The scores were well above the team’s season average (303.0) entering the weekend. The Bulldogs have now completed their fall schedule, which included five events (eight rounds).
Nine individuals represented Concordia at the Nebraska Intercollegiate. The top finisher for the Bulldogs wound up being senior Nolan Zikas (79-76–155), who tied for 20th out of more than 80 golfers in the field. The native of La Vista, Neb., will head into the spring season with a team best scoring average of 73.63.
Seven other Bulldogs competed in both rounds at the Nebraska Intercollegiate. They were juniors Josh Schaerf (79-78–157; T-28th), Tylar Samek (78-82–160; T-39th), Colton Zulkoski (87-86–173; T-63rd), freshman Landon Walkenhorst (90-92–182; 74th), sophomore Harrison Helmer (90-94–184; 76th), senior Grant Suchanek (87-99–186; 78th) and freshman Nathan Auffet (100-102–202; 82nd). Sophomore Jayden Neal turned in an 81 on day two.
Prior to Friday’s round, the Concordia men’s golf team had not been in action since two rounds of the GPAC championships were contested in Sioux Falls, S.D., Sept. 24-25. Looking ahead to the spring, the Bulldogs will attempt to move up from their current sixth-place conference standing. Concordia carded a two-round score of 309-300–609 at the fall portion of the GPAC championships.