ELKHORN, Neb. – With the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Fall Championship rapidly approaching, Midland University’s golf team joined a host of conference schools at Indian Creek Golf Course on Monday for the GPAC Preview. The Warriors placed in a tie for third out of nine teams that made their way to Elkhorn, Nebraska as everyone gets ready for the championship rounds this coming weekend.
Senior Cody Troudt was Midland’s highest finisher as he came home in a tie for eighth place after completing his two rounds at nine-over par. Troudt was tied for 15th after his first round and used a solid second round of 75 shots to move into the top 10.
Morningside’s Sam Storey claimed the preview’s individual championship with a three-under par performance over two rounds, making him the only player to finish under par. His first round score of 70 was the only 70 tallied on the day, and he followed that up with a 71 in his second round.
Sophomore Peyton Koch shot a pair of 77s to hold position and tie for 11th at 10-over par for his two rounds. Closely behind him was senior Kean Kontor in a tie for 13th place and 11-over par.
Sophomore Ryan Rogers (T-16, +13) and freshman Preston Carbaugh (T-24, +16) rounded out the team scoring for Midland.
With the Fall Championship coming this weekend, a handful of golfers from multiple schools competed as individuals in the preview, using it as a final chance to show their coaches that they belong on the upcoming championship teams.
Among those golfers for Midland were freshman Ethan Blair and senior Mike Myers, who both finished in the top 16. Blair finished alone in 15th place at 12-over par while Myers was close behind in a tie for 16th at 13-over par.
Now with two rounds on Indian Creek’s Red Feather and Blackbird courses under their belts, the Warriors look to build on their performances from Monday. Most Warrior golfers admitted to having good, but not great, days on Monday and believe that they can step it up a notch in the championship this weekend.
The GPAC Fall Championship will take place at Indian Creek Golf Course in Elkhorn this coming Friday and Saturday.