Men's golf

Briar Cliff Invite 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, Sioux City, Iowa

Meet location

Green Valley Golf Course
Sioux City, Iowa

Red Raiders To Play In Briar Cliff Open

The Event...Northwestern College will play a two-day, 36-hole event hosted by Briar Cliff in Sioux City, Iowa. Play begins on Wednesday, April 12 at 9am on the Green Valley Golf Course. 

Teams Competing...The Red Raiders will send two teams, 10 golfers, to compete in the 36-hole event. They will join teams from Briar Cliff, Dakota Wesleyan, Dordt, Morningside and Mount Marty. 

Last Time...Northwestern won the team championship at last week's Midland Invite played at both the Fremont and Oakland Golf Clubs. 

The Red Raiders shot a two-day total of 895, 10 strokes better than the host Warriors with a 905. Five Northwestern golfers finished in the top 15, seven in the top 20, led by Justin Kraft and Evan Schuler who tied for runner-up medalist. Both golfers finished five-over with a 219, two strokes in back of Tony Kallevig (Dordt). 

Colton Kooima tied for sixth with a 225 (+11), followed by Austin Reitz (10th-228), Ryan Christy (14th-231) and both Dana Van Ostrand and Brock DeBoer tied for 19th with a 236 (+22). 

Northwestern, by the numbers...

300.8-team scoring average

2-1st place finishes

4-top two finishes

5-top 10 finishes

6-rounds of a team score below 300

290-best round (Siouxland Invite Round #1)

1-individual medalist honors for both Justin Kraft and Austin Reitz

2-number of top five finishes for Evan Schuler, Justin Kraft and Austin Reitz

Line-up/Scoring Averages...


Evan Schuler: 74.7

Justin Kraft-74.9

Colton Kooima-75

Austin Reitz-75.8

Ryan Christy-77.3


Zach Riddle: 77.6

Dana Van Ostrand: 76.3

Brock DeBoer: 79.1

Ryan Vaden: 80

Luke Meyer: 88.4


Ryan Christy

Senior from Orange City, Iowa

Justin Kraft

Junior from Lake View, Iowa

Evan Schuler

Junior from Atlantic, Iowa

Luke Meyer

Junior from Ackley, Iowa

Zach Riddle

Sophomore from Carroll, Iowa

Austin Reitz

Sophomore from Onawa, Iowa

Brock DeBoer

Freshman from Sioux Center, Iowa

Dana Van Ostrand

Freshman from Lincoln, Neb.

Ryan Vaden

Freshman from Johnston, Iowa

Colton Kooima

Junior from Sioux Falls, S.D.