OPELIKA, Ala. – The 2018 spring golf season teed off on Thursday at Grand National Lake Course as part of a two-day (March 8-9) Spring Break Invitational hosted by Lawrence Tech (Mich.) in Opelika, Ala. Head coach Brett Muller’s men’s golf team arrived in Alabama on Monday for their spring break getaway. Concordia placed ninth out of 12 teams at the event. The Bulldogs carded a two-day score of 331-307–638.
Muller and company have high hopes for this spring. They finished the fall in fourth place in the GPAC with two of four conference championship rounds in the books.
All but one of the five Bulldogs in action in Alabama improved their scores in round two. Senior Russell Otten turned in a team low of 80-74–154, tying him for 19th on the leaderboard of more than 70 golfers. He was followed by Nolan Zikas (81-74–155; T-24th), Kort Steele (85-76–161; T-44th), Tylar Samek (85-86–171; T-61st) and Tyler Ehresman (88-83–171; T-61st).
Zikas entered the event as owner of the team’s top 18-hole average. In nine fall rounds, Zikas averaged a score of 73.78. Otten was next in line at 76.78.
The next event on the schedule is the Bulldog-Tiger Cup featuring Concordia and Doane on March 24. The matchup will take place at York Country Club in York, Neb. Five events make up the entire spring slate for the men’s golf program.