NEWTON, Kan. – On a blustery day two of the Bethel College Invite, the Concordia University men’s golf team regressed by 42 strokes compared to its day 1 total. However, it was still good enough for the Bulldogs to move up two places to 14th out of the 19 teams at the 36-hole event. The tournament was the first of the spring season for Concordia, which carded a 325-367–692.
Individually, junior standout Shawn Rodehorst came up with the Bulldogs’ highest finish. He tied for 46th among the 105 golfers with his two-day 80-89–169. Rodehorst’s 89 was symptomatic of the brutal conditions, including wind gusts of over 40 miles per hour, that prevented all but three golfers to shoot below 80 on Sunday.
Three other Bulldogs competed on both days of the Bethel Invite. Freshman Jared Knoepfel (T-53rd, 80-91–171) and sophomores Sam Simonson (T-70th, 81-95–176) and Garrett Suchanek (T-73rd, 86-92–178) filled out the lineup for head coach Brett Muller.
A total of five GPAC schools were represented at the Bethel Invite.
The Concordia men will return to action April 11-12 when the Doane Invite is held. The first round will take place at Wilderness Ridge Golf Club in Lincoln before shifting to College Heights Golf Course in Crete the following day.