Both Northwestern’s men and women’s golf teams close out the fall portion of their season with the second of four GPAC conference meets.
The women’s team traveled to Lincoln, placing seventh overall, with junior Andria Hinz placing 19th individually.
“The effort was there,” said Coach Harold Hoftyzer, “but the results weren’t.”
The team will enter into the fall season placed seventh overall through the first two GPAC meets.
“It’s ‘halftime’ in GPAC competition,” Hoftyzer said. “We have two additional meets this spring to get to our pre-season poll and goal of third or second in the GPAC.”
Individually, junior Maggie Achterhoff has the best placing for the Raiders overall in a tie for 12th.
“It’s time for us to focus on academic studies, continued good life choices, start weight-lifting, workouts and mental game videos,” Hoftyzer said. “It’s all preparation for us to get our position back as a top 3-4 spot in the GPAC like we are capable of playing.”
The men traveled to Lincoln to compete in a second GPAC meet of their own, finishing fifth in the round to give the team a fourth place rankings the GPAC.
“We played OK despite very trying conditions,” said Coach Mark Bloomendaal. “Luke played solid again and kept himself in contention for the conference championship. Michael Dykema had an exceptional back nine to keep us in contention.”
Individually, senior Luke Vermeer moved into second place overall after shooting a 78 overall Tuesday.
“We will need to make up some strokes in the spring, but we were able to hang on pretty well on a very tough course with challenging weather conditions,” Bloomendaal said. “We will continue to practice some until the course closes and will begin our off-season conditioning work in a couple of weeks.“