Tournament Club of Iowa
Des Moines, Iowa
The Event...The Northwestern College men's golf team resumes its season as they begin play at the Grand View Invitational on Monday, Sept. 16. The two-day event will conclude the following day and is played at the Tournament Club of Iowa. The Red Raiders will tee off around 1pm along and will be in a group with Grand View and Kirkwood Community College.
Teams Competing...Nine teams are scheduled to compete; Grand View (2), Kirkwood CC, Bellevue, Ashford, Morningside, Mount Mercy and Graceland.
Red Raider Notes...Northwestern won its only event played this fall, taking first at the two-day Siouxland Invite played on Sept. 5-6. The Red Raiders shot a 36-hole total of 580, opening with a 289 and finishing with a 291. Ryan Kiewiet took home medalist honors and earned GPAC player of the week accolades with a six-under 136 (69/67), tying the second lowest 18-hole score in the program's history with the 67. Neil Malenke finished second with an even-par 142 (70/72) and Kyle Stanek placed third with a two-over 144 (70/74).
Kiewiet has a career average of 76.1 and was named an All-American last season. Malenke, the reigning GPAC player of the year, was also an All-American last season and has a career average of 75.2. Stanek earned all-conference honors last year and brings a 77.1 career scoring average into the meet. Ryan Christy (79.5) and Caleb Malenke round out the NWC line-up.
Up Next...Northwestern will next play in the first round of the GPAC Qualifier on Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Green Valley Golf Club in Sioux City, Iowa.