MITCHELL, S.D. – The Dakota Wesleyan University men’s golf team took second at its home invitational over the weekend. The Tigers shot a 610 to finish second behind Northwestern College at the eighth annual DWU Palace City Classic. The tournament was played at Lakeview Golf Course Friday afternoon and wrapped up Saturday at Wild Oak Golf Club.
The Tigers shot a 291 Friday afternoon and wrapped up the tournament with a 319 Saturday for a two-round total of 610. The Red Raiders shot a 284 Friday and a 290 Saturday for a 574, which sets a new team scoring record for the tournament. Four of Northwestern’s golfers finished in the top five, and all five of the Red Raiders finished in the top 10.
Freshman Tyler Burr tied for seventh to lead the Tigers with a 151. He shot a 72 Friday and a 79 Saturday. Mac Young tied for ninth with a 152. He carded a 71 Friday and an 81 Saturday. Austin Hieb and Josh Korn both tied for 14th with 154s. Hieb shot a 76 and a 78, and Korn shot a 73 Friday and an 81 Saturday. Senior Travis Johnson took 19th with a 157 (75, 82).
Dakota Wesleyan also had a JV team in action over the season. The JV squad took fifth with a 630. It shot a 317 Friday and a 313 Saturday. Kyle Higgins paced the squad with a 152, good for a tie for ninth. He shot a 78 Friday and a 74 Saturday. Anthony Husher tied for 17th with a 156 (78, 78); Broderick Baker tied for 20th with a 159 (79, 80); Carson Moore tied for 27th with a 163 (82, 81) and Jay Determan shot a 174 and tied for 39th (92, 82).
Northwestern’s Ryan Kiewiet won the tournament with a 139. He shot a 66 Friday and a 73 Saturday. Teammate Neil Malenke took second with a 144 (70, 74) and Jay Monahan finished third with a 146 (75, 71).
Dakota Wesleyan is back in action Monday, Sept. 24, when it travels to Hastings, Neb., for the Hastings College Swan Song Invite.