Northwestern College opened its spring season by finishing second at the seven-team Briar Cliff/Morningside Invite held Monday at the Whispering Creek Golf Club in Sioux City. Originally scheduled to be a two-day, 36-hole event, Tuesday’s second round is canceled due to the cold, wet weather.
Northwestern shot a 310, just one shot in back of Morningside, who took home the team title with a 309. Dordt finished third with a 338, followed by Morningside JV at 346 and Morningside C at 353. The Northwestern JV finished seventh with a team total 364.
Unity Christian grad Neil Malenke earned medalist honors with a two-under 70, opening with a 34 and closing with a 36. He won the meet by three strokes over Matt Young of Morningside who carded a 73. Ryan Kiewiet placed fourth with a 77, followed by Ryan Christy who tied for eighth at 81. Kyle Stanek (10th-82) and Jordan Oltman (T15-85) round out the Northwestern scores.
The Red Raider junior varsity was led by Andrew Minor, who placed 11th with an 83. Adam Bleeker tied for 19th with an 87. Jordy Reinders (T30-94) and Kyle Meyer (35th-100) round out the JV scores.
Coach Aberson’s squad will next play in the Northwestern College Spring Invite on Tuesday, April 8 at Landsmeer Golf Club.