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Sophomores Devon Woody and Braxton Risetter led the Vikings at the Mid-South Classic.
Men's Golf - Wed, Sep. 27, 2017

Newton, Kansas –Grand View University men's golf team traveled to the Sand Creek Station Golf Course to compete in the star-studded Mid-South Classic. The Vikings finished 8th in a field that featured 7 teams ranked in the NAIA Coaches Preseason Top-25 Rankings as well as suspended play due to weather.   

Grand View improved its score by 14 strokes between Rounds 1 and 2. Moving the team up two spots on the leaderboard.

Grand View was led by a pair of sophomores. Devon Woody carded the lowest score for the Vikings. He shot a 148 (75-73) for the tournament. Braxton Risetter followed directly behind his teammate carding a 149 (77-72). Risetter's second round score of 72 was the lowest round score for Grand View. All-American Mitch Pfingsten was a model of consistency for the Vikings. He shot a 152 (76-76) with the first and second round that mirrored each other.

The field was composed of some of the best teams in NAIA. The No. 1 team in the country, Oklahoma City (1), won the event with a 568 (281-287). Along with Grand View, Mount Mercy and Culver-Stockton rounded out the Heart of America participants. Alex Rainville of Johnson & Wales University sat atop the leaderboard at the end of the tournament.

           Team Scores                                         

Place                                                      Score                         

1    Oklahoma City University (1)            (281-287) = 568  

2    Northwestern Ohio University (12)   (289-282) = 571

3    Johnson & Wales University (5)       (291-283) = 574

4    Wayland Baptist University (7)         (283-294) = 577           

5    William Woods University (6)           (297-283) = 580

6    Murray State College                       (283-302) = 585

7    Culver-Stockton College                  (301-293) = 594           

8    Grand View University (4)             (308-294) = 602

9    Mount Mercy University (18)            (303-308) = 611

10   Sterling College                              (304-310) = 614

11   Mid-America Christian University   (316-320) = 636

 

      Grand View Individual Scores

Place                                              Score

T22    Devon Woody                        (75-73) = 148

T26    Braxton Risetter                     (77-72) = 149

T32    Mitch Pfingsten                      (76-76) = 152

T39    Dan Bredernitz                       (80-73) = 153

54      Sachin Gupta                         (82-79) = 161

 

      Top Scoring Individuals

Place                                        School                                       Score

1       Alex Rainville                  Johnson & Wales University        (70-65) = 135

2       Gonzalo Garcia Parada  Northwestern Ohio University      (70-66) = 136

3       Jack Clarkson                 William Woods University             (71-67) = 138

 

The men's team will next compete in the GV Vikings Classic at Tournament Club of Iowa starting on October 2nd. Check back with gvvikings.com for a complete recap and follow the Vikings on social media (@VikingAthletics) for tournament updates.

 
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