Dordt College News

Dordt Plays Northwestern In Match Play Golf

April 16, 2014

Meet… Dordt College is scheduled to compete with Northwestern in the NORDOR Cup,  a match play event,  at The Ridge in Sioux Center.

The Format…The match play event will feature the following lineup for Dordt and Northwestern.
1:00 pm                Kyle Meyer (Northwestern) vs Monte De Kam (Dordt)
1:10 pm                Adam Bleeker/Andrew Minor (Northwestern)  vs. Micah Christensen/Matt Moen(Dordt)
1:20 pm                Jordan Oltman/Jordy Reinders (Northwestern)  vs Rees Beaver/Trey Hugen (Dordt)
1:30 pm                Ryan Christy/Kyle Stanek (Northwestern)  vs Micah Roos/Nathan Middel (Dordt)
1:40 pm                Ryan Kiewiet/Neil Malenke (Northwestern)  vs Madison Moss/Derek Fox (Dordt)

NorDor Cup Day Two (Singles)
Singles nine one-on-one matches will be played at Landsmeer. The winner is determined by the number of holes won. A player must play his ball into the hole, unless his opponent concedes a putt. Each match is worth 1 point (with 18 points available for the day). A match tied or all-square after 18 holes will result in a ½ - ½ point split.

When the match is officially over, the pair will return to the clubhouse and not complete the remaining holes.

Last Time Out… The Dordt College men’s golf team finished sixth in the 11-team field at the Northwestern College Invite on Tuesday, April 8 at Landsmeer Golf Club in Orange City, Iowa.

The Defenders carded a 315 and was just two strokes out of fifth and 11 out of fourth place.

Rees Beaver led the way with a 77 and Madison Moss and Micah Roos each had a 79. Beaver placed 13th out of 54 golfers. Derek Fox and Trey Hugen had an 80 and 81 respectively to conclude the Dordt scoring.

Morningside won the event with a 295 and was led by Matt Young’s 69. Hastings was second with a 300.
Landsmeer was set up for par 71 and 6.456 yards.

Last Time On This Course… The Dordt College Defender men's golf team finished in a tie for fifth place in the Siouxland Golf Invite on Friday, September 6. The second day of the event was played at The Ridge in Sioux Center, Iowa under sunny, hot and windy conditions.

Dordt recorded a 316 to go with their first day total of 293. Madison Moss paced the Defenders with a 149 and finished in 8th place overall. Connor Rothert shot a 150 for the two days while Derek Fox and Rees Beaver were at 154 and 156 respectively.

Dordt entered two other teams in the event and they finished 12th and 16th with stroke totals of 640 and 681. Nathan Middel, golfing for Dordt B recorded Dordt's low total of 73.

Northwestern won the event with a 580 led by Ryan Kiewit's medalist performance of 136. Neil Malenke and Kyle Stanek had a 142 and 144 for second and third respectively.

At This Event… Last year this event was a two-day event played at the end of the season.
Day 1

4-ball matches
Pluim/Minor (NWC) win 3&2 over Van Weeldon/Roos (Dordt)
Oltman/Grether (NWC)win 3&1 over Taralson/De Kam (Dordt)
Hugen/Kooiker (Dordt)win 2&1 Reinders/Stanek(NWC)
Clark/Clark(NWC) win 2&1 over Middel/Van Koevering (Dordt)
Kiewiet/Monahan(NWC) win 2&1 over Moss/Christensen(Dordt)
Malenke/Dykema (NWC)win 3&2 over Vos/Fox(Dordt)

Alternate shot matches
Van Weeldon/Feikema (Dordt) win 3&2 Pluim/Minor
(NWC) Oltman/Grether (NWC)win Kiel/Fedders 2&1 (Dordt)
Reinders/Stanek(NWC) halve match with Hugen/Kooiker (Dordt)
Clark/Clark (NWC)win 3&2 over Middel/Van Koevering (Dordt)
Kiewiet/Monahan(NWC) win 3&2 over Moss/Christensen (Dordt)
Malenke/Dykema (NWC)win 1-up over Vos/Fox(Dordt)

Day 2

#12 Phil Feikema (Dordt) vs JD Pluim (NWC) Pluim 7 & 6
#11 Monte De Kam (Dordt)vs Andrew Minor (NWC) De Kam 1 up
#10 Micah Roos (Dordt)vs Jordan Oltman (NWC) Halved
#9 Jordan Taralson(Dordt) vs Chris Grether(NWC) Grether 4 & 3
#8 Cam Van Koevering(Dordt) vs Jordy Reinders(NWC) Van Koevering 4 & 3
#7 Micah Christensen (Dordt) vs Kyle Stanek (NWC) Stanek 5 & 3
#6 Trey Hugen (Dordt) vs Joe Clark(NWC) Clark 3 & 2
#5 Nathan Middel(Dordt) vs Michael Clark(NWC) Clark 4 & 3
#4 Zach Kooiker(Dordt) vs Ryan Kiewiet(NWC) Kiewiet 6 & 5
#3 Sam Vos (Dordt) vsJay Monahan(NWC) Monahan 3 & 2
#2 Madison Moss (Dordt) vs Michael Dykema(NWC) Moss 1 up
#1 Derek Fox (Dordt) vs Neil Malenke (NWC) Malenke 6 & 5

Final NorDor Cup score = NWC 18 pts; DC 6 pts.

The Lineup… Dordt has two players with sub-80 averages with Connor Rothert carding an average of 78.8 in eight rounds.  Madison Moss has a 79.2 average and has played ten rounds this year.  Micah Roos is hovering right around the 80 average with an 80.1 in seven rounds while Derek Fox is at 81.1 and Nate Middel is at 81.3 and Trey Hugen cards an 82.2.

After This… Dordt competes in GPAC Qualifer #3 on Monday, April 21 at Hastings, Nebraska.

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