SEWARD, Neb. – The Concordia men’s golf team wrapped up day two of the Siouxland Invite in Sioux Center, Iowa Friday, Sept. 11. With the help of a career low score in the first day of the event, Reid Wiebe tied for fourth with an overall score of 69-74-143. The team combined for a score of 310 on the windy, last day of the invite, bringing its final score to 298-310—608, good for ninth place out of 18 teams.
Head coach Brett Muller noted, “Reid played really solid. He had two double bogeys today otherwise he would have been right around par. He has definitely filled into that No. 1 spot that we had with Shawn (Rodehorst) the last three years.”
Jared Knoepfel finished with two pars and a chip-in birdie on the 17th hole to finish 79-77—156 (T58th) while Nolan Zikas finished with a 76-81—157 (T62nd). Russell Otten ended day two by carding a 78 with a final score of 80-78—158 (T64th).Ty Ehresman ended day two with an 81, with a 74-81—155 two day total (T51).
The 'A' team combined to shoot 14 over par on holes 10 and 11, which was the difference in shooting 10 strokes worse than yesterday, Muller noted.
For the Concordia ‘B’ team, Court Croghan summed a 73-81—154 (T-42nd), Garrett Suchanek finished 77-77-154 (T42nd) while Brock Colclasure carded a 78-77—162 (T51st). Wrapping up the team was Sam Simonson with a score of 79-87—166 (T83rd).
On the upcoming GPAC qualifier Muller said, “The GPAC is very tightly bunched this year and we know we can play better at that course next week, but I’m sure every other team thinks so as well. It’s just up to us to go out there and play well.”
The Bulldogs will return to Sioux Center on Sept. 18 for the GPAC Qualifier No.1 at the Ridge Golf Club.