Men's golf cards 316 on day one of Nebraska Intercollegiate

By on Oct. 10, 2014 in Men's Golf

Men’s golf cards 316 on day one of Nebraska Intercollegiate

NORFOLK, Neb. – Playing in its final meet of the fall season, the Concordia University men’s golf team carded a 316 to place 10th among the field of 13 Nebraska institutions on day one of two at the Nebraska Intercollegiate Meet at Norfolk Country Club in Norfolk, Neb. Individually, senior Shawn Rodehorst and sophomore Reid Wiebe both shot 75s (tied for 17th) to top the Bulldog group of five and one individual on Friday.

While playing as an individual, freshman Payton DeVencenty followed Rodehorst and Wiebe with an 80 (tied for 47th). Freshman Russell Otten, named GPAC golfer of the week on Oct. 1, shot an 83 (tied for 62nd). Junior Matt Otten also collected an 83 and freshman Tyler Ehresman (tied for 67th) turned in an 84 to round out the Bulldog lineup.

The biggest positive head coach Brett Muller took away from Friday’s round was the play of Wiebe, who shook off an 82 last time out at GPAC Qualifier No. 2.

“Reid played better than his score shows,” Muller said. “He bogeyed 16 and double bogeyed 18. He was actually sitting at even par after 15 and then kind of limped into the clubhouse. But it was good to see him bounce back from his GPAC No. 2 score.

“He made an adjustment to his swing. He slowed it down today and that really helped him.”

The field of 13 teams is made up of six GPAC squads. Bellevue, Nebraska-Kearney and several Nebraska community colleges are also present at the tournament. Nebraska Wesleyan is the leader after day one with its score of 292.

With a strong second day, the Bulldogs have a shot to move up into the middle of the pack. Muller hopes for better results throughout his lineup on Saturday.

“Our guys at 3-4-5 struggled,” Muller said. “That’s the difference in why our team score was higher than we wanted. They know they need to improve. I think something around 300 is definitely attainable. If we play like we’re capable we could move up into the six or seven range.”

The field of 77 individuals was greeted by cool conditions but very little wind on Friday. Midland’s Renen Sahr took advantage and shot a six-under-par 66 to give him a four-stroke lead heading into round two.

Day two from the Norfolk Country Club picks up at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. Following the Nebraska Intercollegiate, Concordia will resume the 2014-15 season in the spring.