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Doane golf ends season with GPAC tournament

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Men's and women's gold competed in the Great Plains Athletic Conference Championship this weekend.

Men’s and women’s golf competed in the Great Plain Athletic Conference Championship this weekend. The men placed 5th of 11, while the women placed 8th of 11.

The women finished with a score of 1,465 and the men 1,200.

Roger Sack led the men’s team, producing a score of 292, which was 10 strokes off from first place.

Head Coach Myron Parsley said the GPAC competition was difficult and that the team he took was young.

“We had the lowest team score in the 3rd GPAC round with a 294,” said Parsley. “This was accomplished with two juniors and three freshmen as our top five.”

We were very confident going into the first 2 rounds but did not play great said Sack.

The course proved to be difficult for the Tigers because the team had not played at this location before he said.

“We were very confident going into the first 2 rounds, but did not play great,” said Sack. “However, we bounced back and shot the low round of the day.”

The women brought in a great score on the first day of the Spring GPAC that moved them from 9th to 8th place and managed to keep that spot after the 2nd day of the competition said Women’s Head Coach Jeannine Foster.

Foster said that the team has been consistent in their scoring through the entirety of the season.

“Our team scoring average is right around 89 which is very solid and probably one of the best stats for our program,” said Foster.

Freshman Tressa Bull was the lowest scorer for the women, finishing with 352 and placing 21st.

The women’s team excelled at coming together and pushing toward their goals said Bull.

“I thought this season was great and I felt that it was a success,” said Bull.

The opponents didn’t do anything different than Doane, said Bull, they just had better shots.

“Our goals are to improve in every area of the game and eliminate some of those shots that can get golfers into trouble,” said Foster.