2007-2008 - Golf schedule/results


March 17-18

Bethany Invite

Lindsborg, Kan.

March 27-28

Southeast C.C. Invite

Beatrice, Neb.

March 29

Bethel Invite

Hesston, Kan.

March 30

Bethel Invite

Newton, Kan.


April 1

Union Invite

Lincoln, Neb.

April 3-4

Nebraska Wesleyan Invite

Lincoln, Neb.

April 7-8

Hastings Invite

Hastings, Neb.

April 11

Blue River Classic

Crete, Neb.

April 12

Blue River Classic

Seward, Neb.

April 14

Midland Invite

Fremont, Neb.

April 17-18

Central C.C. Invite

Columbus, Neb.

April 20-22

GPAC Championships

Sioux City, Iowa

April 27-29

NAIA Region III Meet

Sioux Falls, S.D.

All Home Meets in BOLD

2007-2008 - Golf roster





Previous School

Ben Aurich


Seward, Neb.


David Bremer


Grand Island, Neb.

Heartland Lutheran

Alex Deeter


Seward, Neb.


Mike Frates


Brule, Neb.

South Platte

Heath Hansen


Herman, Neb.


Mike Kulzer


Sauk Rapids, Minn.

Sauk Rapids

Nicholas Mayes


Smithville, Mo.


Andrew Rathe


Tecumseh, Neb.


Garrett Rathke


Cairo, Neb.


Kevin Richter


Adair, Iowa


John Zilm


Godfrey, Ill.

Metro East Lutheran

Bulldogs tee off golf season

27-30 MAR 2008

Concordia University, Nebraska golf team began its season with two consecutive meets. The first was the Southeast Community College meet in Beatrice, Neb, on March 27-28. The team would then travel to Hesston, Kan., for the Bethel Invite on March 29-30.

The Bulldogs started the season off strong with a third place finish at the Southeast Community College meet on a day that saw most team scores soar due to adverse conditions. The Bulldogs finished with a two day total of 680.

The lone medalist on the day for Concordia was sophomore John Zilm who finished with a two day total of 165. Other notable scores from the day for the Bulldogs were: 167 by Mike Frates, 174 by Mike Kulzer, and 174 by Garrett Rathke.

Concordia then had little downtime to prepare for the Bethel Invite. Concordia finished the two-day tournament with a team score of 638, good enough for 13th place. The Bulldogs were able to improve on their previous day's scores by 42 strokes.

Rathke was the lone medalist for the Bulldogs for the meet. He had a two-day total of 155. Zilm shot a 159. The other two notable finishes for Concordia were Mike Kulzer with a 160 and Mike Frates with a 164.

The next action for the Bulldogs comes April 3 when they will head into Lincoln, Neb., to take part in the Nebraska Wesleyan Invite.

Bulldogs finish 11th at NWU Invite

3-4 APR 2008

The Concordia University, Nebraska men's golf team had a 36-hole total of 650 for 11th place at the Nebraska Wesleyan Spring Invite in Lincoln, Neb. The Bulldogs also had squads compete in a pair of other meets during the week.

Held Thursday and Friday, the 13-team tournament was played at the par 72 Highlands Golf Course and Holmes Golf Course. The tournament was scheduled to conclude at Pioneers Golf Course, but a sprinkler malfunction left the course icy and unplayable on Friday, so the meet was moved to Holmes.

Concordia had efforts of 320 and 330. The Bulldogs were 12th after the first 18 holes and finished in 12th.

Midland Lutheran took the team title with two-day total of 605 while Buena Vista University was second with a 610. The host of the meet, defending NCAA Division III champion, Nebraska Wesleyan was third.

Midlands Justin Zebolsky was the medallist with a two over par 146 (76-70).
For the Bulldogs, sophomore Steffan Shelemy tied for 37th place with teammate Mike Kulzer with a 161.Shelemy shot a three over 75 on Thursday but struggled with an 86 on Friday. Kulzer was consistent shooting an 81 and 80 respectvely.

Freshman Gil Russel, of Grant, Neb., was next in the clubhouse with a 39th place tie (162/84-78).

Rounding out the lineup at the NWU Invite was freshmen John Zilm (T-63rd/172) and Adam Kusmierczak (65th/173).

Earlier in the week the Bulldogs sent a squad to compete at the SCC Invite and the Midland Invite. The JV squad placed eighth at the SCC invite and ninth the Midland meet. Garrett Rathke turned in a pair of impressive performances, finishing in a tie for ninth at the SCC Invite with a 161 (75-86) and taking fifth place at Midland with a 76. He currently leads the team in average (79).

The next action for Concordia is on April 9-10 as they travel down the interstate to Hastings Invite. The only home action of the season come on April 21, as the second day of the Blue River Classic is played at the Seward Country Club. The first round of the Blue River Classic, a new tournament hosted in partnership with Doane College, will be played on Friday, April 20 in Crete, Neb.

Rathke has top ten finish after day one

20-22 APR 2008

The Concordia University men's golf team had a rough first day at the GPAC Championships being held in Sioux City, Iowa at the Green Valley Golf Course.

As a team the Bulldogs are currently 10th with a first day score of 327. Concordia is currently 22 strokes behind the leader, Dakota Wesleyan. Garret Rathke had the best individual performance from day one for the Bulldogs, shooting a 77, good enough for to put him in a tie for ninth place. The Bulldogs will look to make up ground with round two set to begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.