Dordt College Men's Golf at GPAC Qualifier #3

April 12, 2010

(Lincoln, Nebraska (Firethorn Country Club)) The Dordt College Defender golf team shot a 342 in round three of the Great Plains Athletic Conference Qualifier at Firethorn Golf Club in Lincoln, Nebraska. The total was 10th for the day and was six shots off of seventh place on a day when teams fought gusty winds through out.

The highlight of the day for the Defenders came from Jordan Janz's round of 73 which was good for a tie for second for the round and moved him up the overall leader board to seventh with a three round total of 234. Northwestern's Luke Vermeer carded a 71 and is the individual leader heading into the final round with a 220, good for a six shot cushion over his nearest competitor.

Dordt's lineup took an 81 from Ryan Kamp; a 91 from Mike Behnke and a 97 from Tyler Lyon. Ben Christians shot a 100--his score did not count with the top-four scores from each team counting towards the round total.

Dordt is currently 8th overall with a team total of 1023. Ryan Kamp's three round total of 244 is good for a 16th place tie overall. Morningside holds the team lead of 927 while Nebraska Wesleyan shot a 310 on Monday at their local course and stand second at 935.

Team standings through three rounds:

Morningside 927
Nebraska Wesleyan 935
Dakota Wesleyan 949
Northwestern 957
Sioux Falls 965
Hastings 975
Briar Cliff 984
Dordt 1023
Dana 1025
Doane 1040
Concordia 1058
Mount Marty 1163
Midland Lutheran-incomplete, did not field a team in round two.

Next action for the Defenders is April 16 and 17 at the Buena Vista Invite. The final round of the GPAC qualifier is scheduled for May 4 at Prairie Green in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Medalist: Luke Vermeer-Northwestern: 71
Runner-Up Medalist: Jordan Janz-Dordt: 73
Overall Medalist: Luke Vermeer-Northwestern: 220
Overall Runner-Up Medalist: Cam Jacobs-Morningside: 226

Team Standings Score
Nebraska Wesleyan 310
Dakota Wesleyan 317
Northwestern 320
Morningside 322
Hastings 325
Sioux Falls 325
Doane 336
Briar Cliff 338
Dana 339
Dordt 342
Concordia 367
Mount Marty 387
Midland Lutheran 400
Dordt College Performances Score
Ben Christians 100
Jordan Janz 73
Ryan Kamp 81
Michael Behnke 91
Tyler Lyon 97

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