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The Grand View Vikings are Heart of America Conference champions.
Men's Golf - Tue, May 2, 2017

The Grand View Vikings won the Heart of America men's golf championship, which took place the past three days held at Hail Ridge Golf Course,, led by Mitch Pfingsten (Fairmont, Minn.) as he won in a playoff and became the tournament medalist.

The Vikings finished eight strokes ahead of runner ups Mt. Mercy College and William Penn University as they both tied for second, although Mt. Mercy won in a one hole playoff to secure second place. Grand View shot a three round total of 881 while Mt. Mercy and William Penn both shot 889.

Individually, Mitch Pfingsten paced the Vikings winning the tournament in a playoff after shooting a three round total of one under par 212. Mitch's brother Myles Pfingsten (Fairmont, Minn.) finished tied for fourth place shooting a nine over par 222.

Hunter Van Veen (Monroe, Iowa) was not far behind as he finished tied for 13th shooting a three round total of 226. Devon Woody (Reasonor, Iowa) shot an overall score of 227 which was good enough to finish tied for 16th place while Drew Slings (Ankeny, Iowa) placed 25th after shooting a three round total of 230.

For their efforts Mitch, Myles, and Hunter all were nominated to the Heart of America All Conference team which was named following the tournament today. Head Coach Chris Winkel was named Co-Coach of the Year in the Heart along with Jordan Dickson of Missouri Valley College.

With the win, the Vikings have qualified for the 66th Annual NAIA Men's Golf National Championship May 16-19 at TPC Deere Run. Check back with gvvikings.com for continued men's golf coverage and all Vikings athletics and follow the Vikings on social media for the most current information.

Grand View Team Scoring

1st Place Team – 881

Individual Scoring

1st Mitch Pfingsten 212 (70-70-72)

T4th Myles Pfingsten 222 (73-69-80)

T13th Hunter Van Veen 226 (73-79-74)

T16th Devon Woody 227 (76-75-76)

25h Drew Slings 230 (77-74-79)

Complete GolfStat Results

 
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