Otten, Concordia in fifth place after 36 holes at Midland Invite

By Jacob Knabel on Apr. 3, 2017 in Men's Golf

FREMONT, Neb. – The Concordia University men’s golf team got the spring season started for real on Monday, which marked day one of the Midland Spring Invitational. As part of a marathon outing at Fremont Golf Club, the Bulldogs shot a two-round total of 309-301–610 while playing 36 holes. The tournament will continue on Tuesday with another 18 holes.

Head coach Brett Muller’s squad was right in line with its 303.0 team average from nine rounds back in the fall. Concordia sits in fifth place amongst nine teams. Individually, Russell Otten has paced Concordia at the Midland Invite with his 36-hole score of 77-70–147 (+5). He sits in sixth place out of 45 golfers.

Muller traveled a total of eight competitors to Fremont. Following Otten were the likes of Nolan Zikas (76-77–153), Jared Knoepfel (76-79–155), Tyler Knoepfel (80-78–158), Tylar Samek (80-80–160), Tyler Ehresman (85-75–160), Noah Rohlfing (82-86–168) and Grant Suchanek (83-89–172). Among the Bulldogs to take the course in Fremont, Zikas owned the top season average entering the spring (75.89).

Tuesday’s action is slated to get going at 10:30 a.m. CT with a shotgun start from Oakland Golf Club in Oakland, Neb. The Midland Spring Invite is a 54-hole event.