Zikas collects second career GPAC weekly award

By Jacob Knabel on Sep. 28, 2016 in Men's Golf

SEWARD, Neb. – For the second time in his career, sophomore Nolan Zikas has raked in GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Men’s Golfer of the Week honors. Wednesday’s announcement from the league office comes on the heels of a stellar performance at last week’s Blue River Classic (Sept. 20-21) for Zikas, a native of La Vista, Neb.

Over two rounds at the event co-hosted by Concordia and Doane, Zikas carded a one-over-par 73-71–144, placing him second amongst the field of 92 golfers. With Zikas leading the way, head coach Brett Muller’s squad placed second as a team while beating out every GPAC rival at the tournament. Zikas was just one stroke away from claiming the third tournament title of his career. Last season Zikas tied for first at GPAC Qualifiers Nos. 3 and 4.

Through six rounds this season, Zikas carries an 18-hole average of 75.2. That’s an improvement from his average of 77.1 last season as a freshman. Zikas’ career single-round low was a one-under par 69 at the Briar Cliff Mini-Tour Stop on April 19, 2016.

Zikas and the men’s golf team will conclude the fall portion of the schedule with the GPAC Fall Tournament (Oct. 3-4) and the Nebraska Intercollegiate (Oct. 7-8).