RC Men's Golf Finishes Top 10 at Nationals

By Nicklas Grifhorst
Sports Editor

The Rochester College Men’s Golf Team, finished their fall season this weekend with a tied for 10th place finish at the USCAA National Championship.

The tournament was held at Penn State’s blue course, where the Warriors posted a two day score of 683, tying them with Penn State-Wilkes Barre. Rochester was led by, senior Andy Birchmeier, shooting a two day score of 165, earning him a 32nd place finish.

Also scoring for the Warriors, were sophomores Nick Grifhorst, Jake Rogers and senior Blake Wohlfeil.

“We did a good job of keeping ourselves in or matches and not letting one hole bring us down,” Rogers said.

The Warriors entered the tournament ranked 13th in the USCAA and after faltering in the first round with a team score of 350, Rochester was able to improve to a 333 on the second day.

“We struggled day one, but were able to rally back day two, we ended up better than our ranking, which is always a good feeling,” Wohlfeil said.

Bluefield State won the tournament with a two day score of 612, giving them a 11 shot victory. The winning individual was Berea College junior, Kevin Kim, who posted a two day score of one under par, 143.

The Warriors will start their spring season in early March as they will look to build off of recent success.

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