NORFOLK, Neb. – Freshman Josh Hinrichs enjoyed a round two better than all but four golfers on day two amongst a strong field at the Nebraska Intercollegiate Meet on Saturday. Hinrichs rose up to No. 9 on the individual leaderboard thanks to a career best performance on the final day of the event. As a team, head coach Brett Muller’s squad finished seventh out of nine teams with a two-day total of 324-322–646.
Hinrichs, a native of Hastings, Neb., shot a 74 on Saturday after carding a 79 the day before. He finished with a two-round 153 to top all Bulldog participants.
“Josh played a great round of golf today,” Muller said. “All day he was very solid from tee to green. For Josh to shot a two-day total of 153 was fantastic. Hopefully he can carry this momentum into Monday’s GPAC qualifier and end the fall season on a high note.”
Junior Shawn Rodehorst shot an 80 on Saturday – four strokes better than his total on Friday and finished tied for 30th. The Kearney, Neb., native totaled a 164 for the tournament.
Freshman Jared Knoepfel (T-34th – 82-83–165) and sophomores Sam Simonson (T-37th – 79-88–167) and Brock Colclasure (T-43rd – 86-85–171) made up the rest of the varsity lineup at the meet.
Junior Sam Mayhall (T-34th – 79-86–165) and sophomore Garrett Suchanek (T-41st – 85-85–170) represented Concordia as individuals as the Nebraska Intercollegiate Meet.
Bulldog golf will conclude the fall season with Monday’s GPAC Qualifier No. 2 at Firethorn Golf Club in Lincoln, Neb. Concordia is currently tied for ninth in the conference standings after shooting a team score of 317 at the first qualifier. Hinrichs is the Bulldogs’ highest ranking individual. He carded a 75 at GPAC Qualifier No. 1, tying himself for 10th.
“Going into Monday we have an opportunity to climb in the standings,” Muller said. “Firethorn is a very tough golf course. If we can shoot 315 or better we will be in good shape.”