<p>The Dordt College Defender men's golf team shot a 317 in GPAC #1 on Thursday morning and afternoon at Green Valley Golf Course in Sioux City, Iowa.
</p><p>The Defenders finished ninth on a day where tenth place and fifth place were separated by just ten strokes. Briar Cliff was just in front of the Defenders with a 316 and Dakota Wesleyan shot a 312 for seventh place.
</p><p>Madison Moss had a 76 on the par 72, 7,061 yard course, and is in 15th after the first round. Connor Rothert shot a 78 and is in 24th place. Jon Holwerda had an 81 while Derek Fox and Nathan Middel scored 82s on a day where the medalists, Renen Sahr (Midland) and Jonas Christensen (Doane), shot a pair of 69s.
</p><p>Midland had a 299 for first place, narrowly sliding by Northwestern and Nebraska Wesleyan as each team carded a 301.
</p><p>Dordt will next play in the Palace City Classic on September 27 and 28 in Mitchell, South Dakota and GPAC #2 is scheduled for Firethorn Golf Course in Lincoln, Nebraska on October 14.</p>