Wiebe tops group of nine Bulldogs on day one of Wild West Shootout

By on Apr. 19, 2015 in Men's Golf

Wiebe tops group of nine Bulldogs on day one of Wild West Shootout

GOTHENBURG, Neb. – Sophomore Reid Wiebe led a group of nine Concordia University men’s golfers who competed on day one of two at the Wild West Shootout in Gothenburg, Neb., on Sunday. Wild winds greeted the field of 11 teams and 58 individuals who took the par 72 Wild Horse Golf Course.

Head coach Brett Muller’s team carded a team total of 341 and sits sixth on the leaderboard. Wiebe is currently tied for seventh individually with his nine-over-par 81. The team’s top player in senior Shawn Rodehorst, in terms of overall season average, again sat out.

Four other Bulldogs turned in scores in the 80s: freshman Russell Otten (84 – tied for 19th), sophomore Jared Knoepfel (87) and freshmen Payton DeVencenty (89) and Tyler Ehresman (89). The four other players to represent Concordia were juniors Brock Colclasure (90), Sam Simonson (92) and Garrett Suchanek (92) and sophomore Court Croghan (94).

Wiebe, a native of Sutton, Neb., entered the day with eight rounds of sub-80 scores during the 2014-15 season. He began the tournament with an 18-hole average of 77.7.

Wiebe will try to claim his second top 10 finish of the season when the Bulldogs resume action at Wild Horse. Play will pick up at 10 a.m. on Monday for the final round of the event.