Concordia sophomore Shawn Rodehorst has received weekly honors from the GPAC for the second time in less than a month. After tying for the lowest round with a one-under-par 70 at last week’s GPAC Qualifier No. 4, the league announced Rodehorst as GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Co-Golfer of the Week along with Doane’s Cale Benson. Rodehorst garnered the same honor on April 3.
With his performance last week, Rodehorst broke the school record for the lowest season average at 75.2 in 13 rounds during the 2012-13 campaign. After shooting an average of 77.25 in the fall, the Kearney, Neb., native improved to 71.8 in five rounds this spring. His impressive spring vaulted him to eighth in the GPAC standings overall, allowing him to earn all-conference recognition.
“He played the cleanest round I’ve seen him play,” Bulldog head coach Brett Muller said after GPAC Qualifier No. 4.
“Shawn came in as a freshman and I knew he would be very good. He showed glimpses as a freshman of what he could be and then showed more of that in the fall. This spring he put it all together. He just doesn’t get in trouble. He is very consistent and has an exceptional mental game.”
Rodehorst also became the first Bulldog ever to win the Blue River Invite (April 12-13) hosted in both Crete and Seward. His two-round total of 71-73 – 144 in the Blue River Invite set a school record for the lowest two-round score in a single event in program history.