Dordt College Men's Golf at GPAC Qualifier #4

May 4, 2010

(Sioux Falls, South Dakota (Prairie Green)) The Dordt College golf team placed seventh at GPAC Qualifier #4 at Prairie Green Golf Course in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Defenders carded a 330 as a team on the final day of the event which spans the fall and spring season.

Dordt's Jordan Janz shot a 79 to tie for tenth on the breezy day at the par-72, 7085 yard course. Mike Behnke and Derek Dreise each shot 83's and Ryan Kamp had an 85 to round out Dordt's scores. Ben Christians shot a 91 for Dordt's fifth score. Only the top four scores are counted towards the team total.

Nick Gates from Dakota Wesleyan had the low score for the day with a 72.

Final team standings with all four rounds complete.

Overall Dordt placed eighth in the 13 team field with a 1353. Nebraska Wesleyan shot a 1241 to claim the GPAC title.

Dordt's Jordan Janz completed the event with a score of 313 and was sixth in the medalist chase. Ryan Kamp finished in a tie for 19th with a 329 and Mike Behnke was 31st with a 353. Luke Vermeer, a senior at Northwestern, was the medalist with a 297 and will golf at the NAIA National Meet.

Nebraska Wesleyan 1241
Dakota Wesleyan 1250
Morningside 1250
Northwestern 1278
Sioux Falls 1286
Briar Cliff 1313
Hastings 1315
Dordt 1353
Dana 1361
Doane 1375
Concordia 1401
Mount Marty 1531
Midland Lutheran-Incomplete (did not field a complete team in round 2)

Medalist: Nick Gates-Dakota Wesleyan: 72
Overall Medalist: Luke Vermeer-Northwestern: 297
Overall Runner-Up Medalist: Patrick Hanzel-Nebraska Wesleyan: 302

Team Standings Score
Dakota Wesleyan 301
Nebraska Wesleyan 306
Northwestern 321
Sioux Falls 321
Morningside 323
Briar Cliff 329
Dordt 330
Doane 335
Dana 336
Hastings 338
Concordia 343
Mount Marty 368
Midland Lutheran 371
Dordt College Performances Score
Jordan Janz 79
Derek Dreise 83
Michael Behnke 83
Ryan Kamp 85
Ben Christians 91

For more information, please contact Mike Byker, Sports Information Director, at or (712) 722-6301.