The Bethany Men’s Golf team opened the season by winning the Wittenberg Cup. The Vikings were back in action on Sunday evening and into Monday morning, competing in the Midwest Collegiate Fall Open, hosted by William Penn University.
The young Vikings team played a total of 18 holes over the course of two days. Play was suspended on Sunday evening due to darkness. On Monday morning, the squad finished what was started the previous evening.
Bethany finished the event at The Preserve at Ruthbun with a team total of 321. Sophomore Sam Havnen (Fairmont, Minn.) led the way for the Vikings with a scorecard of 76. Daniel Gutzmer (Jordan, Minn.) and Jordan Petzel (Arlington, Minn.) turned in their cards at 80 and 81. Nick Neubauer (Wells, Minn.) and Nicholas Meyer (Litchfield, Minn.) each finished the event shooting 84 while Zach Curtis (Elmore, Minn.) rounded out the scores for Bethany at 86.
Head Coach Daniel Mundahl stated this following the meet, “It was a great opportunity for our team to see different competition to help push our team to be better. It also was a great bonding opportunity for the team this early in the season. Overall, we saw some things that we can work on to help improve players scores in preparation for our next meet,” stated Mundahl.
Next on the calendar for the men’s golf team will be the Southwest Triangle on September 1st. Bethany will be hosting the event at the Litchfield Golf Club in Litchfield, Minnesota.