Otten's career low round leads to GPAC weekly golf honor

By on Oct. 1, 2014 in Men's Golf

Otten’s career low round leads to GPAC weekly golf honor

GPAC release

SEWARD, Neb. – It hasn’t taken long for freshman Russell Otten to make his mark on the Concordia University men’s golf program. Thanks to the career best two-under-par 69 he shot at the Midland Fall Invite on Sept. 23, Otten has been named the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Men’s Golfer of the Week, as announced by the conference on Wednesday.

The native of Centennial, Colo., has made himself a fixture in head coach Brett Muller’s varsity lineup in all seven of the team’s rounds this season. After shooting an average of 80.25 through his first four rounds, Otten has found his groove and is averaging a 72.67 over his last 54 holes. He has lowered his overall season average to 77.0 (third on the team).

Otten is currently the highest ranking Bulldog in GPAC competition with his eighth-place standing after two conference qualifier meets. Otten has carded a 74-75–149 in the first two GPAC meets of his career, putting him in position to claim all-conference recognition when league tournaments resume in the spring.

Otten and the Bulldog men’s golf team finish their fall season with the two-round Nebraska Intercollegiate meet at Norfolk Country Club in Norfolk, Neb., on Oct. 10-11.