The men’s and women’s golf teams continue their season with excellent team and individual scores.
The men’s team traveled to Sioux Center to participate in the Dordt Invitational, placing ninth out of 16 teams with a team score of 320.
“We definitely could have played better,” says Head Coach Mark Bloomendaal. “Each of our players had times during the round where they struggled for consistency. Luke Vermeer really battled back after a tough start, and Michael Clark played really well on the front nine.”
Senior Luke Vermeer and freshman Michael Clark both shot a five-over 76 to tie for 15th overall. Vermeer had a good back nine shooting 35, while Clark had a good front nine, shooting 34.
The Lady Raiders visited Sioux Falls to take place in the first GPAC Championship meet at the Elmwood Golf Club, shooting a 344, putting them in a tie for fourth with Briar Cliff out of 11 teams.
“We’re missing a senior to the Chicago semester,” said Head Coach Harold Hoftyzer, “but new players are getting up to speed and making the shots.”
Junior Maggie Achterhof shot a five-over 77, tying her with two other golfers for fourth place overall. Senior Anne Eberline, junior Sara Horn and junior Andria Hinz, each shot an 89 to make it into the top 25 at a tie for 21st place.
The men’s team visits Sioux City for the Briar Cliff Invitational on Wendsday, Sept. 23, while the women travel to Mitchell, SD for the Dakota Wesleyan.