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2017-18 Grand View University Men's Golf team finished 4th at GV Viking Classic.
Men's Golf - Tue, Oct. 3, 2017

Des Moines, Iowa – Grand View University men's golf team hosted the GV Viking Classic at the Tournament Club of Iowa in Polk City, Iowa. The Vikings finished 4th in a field of 8 teams for the three-round competition.

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Grand View shot the second best overall score in the third round to help it move up the team ranks. The Vikings were led by Mitch Pfingsten (SR/Fairmont, Minnesota) who is shown right. 

Pfingsten (74-70-69=213) entered the final round in 2nd-place and shot an impressive 2-under par. The strong showing solidified the Fairmont product's spot on the leaderboard. Dan Bredernitz (SR/Mapleton, Illinois) was the biggest mover for the Vikings on round 3 of the tournament. Bredernitz (74-76-71=221) entered the round sitting outside of the top-10 but shot an even par to move up to 6th place.

Bellevue University (RV) out of Nebraska won the event by a single stroke over Northwestern Ohio University (8). The field was composed of golf programs that continue to catch the eye of the raters. Half of the teams were ranked or received votes in the last NAIA Coaches' Poll. William Penn University was the only other participant from the Heart of America Conference. William Penn sophomore Zachary Chegwidden won the event. Full results can be seen below.

The men's team will next compete in the NAIA Preview at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois starting on October 16th. Check back with for a complete recap and follow the Vikings on social media (@VikingAthletics) for tournament updates.                                                                      


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