SIOUX CENTER/ORANGE CITY, Iowa — The Northwestern College men’s golf team had a phenomenal showing at the Siouxland Invite that they co-hosted. The Raiders placed third thanks to the two-day below par efforts from junior Trenton De Haan (Orange City, Iowa/MOC-Floyd Valley), helping the Raiders keep pace with Morningside and Iowa Western Community College. The Dordt Defender men’s golf team finished fourth Dordt followed a day one total of 289 with a 288 on Tuesday to finish in a tie with Doane with a 577. The Defenders were a stroke shy of Northwestern in third and Morningside won the team title with a 560 after going 285-275.
Dordt was led by Freddy Bullock’s 70-73=143 for ninth place and Blake Harmsen and Colin Kloostra shot 74-72-146 and 75-71=146 to finish in a tie for 19th in the 75 golfer field.
Northwestern’s De Haan posted a first round score of 68 (-4) and a second round of 70 (-1) to pace the Raider squad who maintained their Day 1 lead and finished third.
De Haan had the only below-par day (Par 72) in Round 1 at The Ridge Golf Course in Sioux Center, posting a 68 (-4) day. The entire starting five posted rounds no higher than +2 at The Ridge for Northwestern. Brock Murphy (Jr., Tea, S.D./Tea Area) and Kolby Newborg (Jr., Tea, S.D./Tea Area) both posted rounds of 73 (+1) on the afternoon. After the first day, Northwestern sat in third-place, only one stroke ahead of tournament co-host and rival Dordt University. The Raiders sat within striking distance of the leaders from Iowa Western Community College (280) and fellow GPAC school Morningside (285).
Raiders at the Siouxland Invite:
T3 Trenton De Haan 68-70-138
T9 Brock Murphy 70-72-142
18 Kolby Newborg 73-72-145
36 Jackson Laven 74-76-150
T37 Alex Snyder 75-76-151
Freddy Bullock 70-73=143/ t9th
Blake Harmsen 74-72=146/t19th
Colin Kloostra 75-71=146/t19th
Dustin Widman 75-72=147/t22nd
Dutch Farr 70-79=149/t30th