Wolfe Leads Men's Golf into Final Weekend
Apr 26, 2014
IOWA CITY, Iowa - The University of Dubuque will still be in the lead as the 2014 Iowa Conference Men's Golf Championships transitions to Dubuque Golf & Country Club next weekend, but the Spartans saw their nine-stroke lead reduced to seven and a new challenger emerge Saturday at Finkbine Golf Course.
The Spartans posted a 306 team score Saturday and bring a 601 total into next weekend's final 36 holes. First-day leader Eric Wolfe matched his 70 from Friday, posting three birdies on the back nine - including a chip-in from the fringe on the 18th hole. Josh Schuberg (77), Troy Krueger (79) and Mitchell Sobotta (80) rounded out Dubuque's card, while Martin Odegard carded a non-counting 83 in the second round.
UD's Eric Wolfe (70-70-140) leads the medalist race by five strokes over Central's Desmond Stoll (76-69-145) and seven over Coe's Tyler Gunderson (74-73-147). Luther's Elliot Horst (76-73-149) sits fourth, one stroke clear of UD's Josh Schuberg (73-77-150), two up on Luther's Tobias Kohl (75-76-151) and three ahead of Wartburg's Ryan Shields (72-80-152). Simpson's Andy Hutchins (74-79-153) and Trent Lindenman (74-79-153) and Wartburg's Matt Kristensen (80-73-153) round out the Top-10.
The championship hosted by the University of Dubuque continues next Friday (May 2) at Dubuque Golf and Country Club. Teams will go off the first tee in three waves, led by Loras and Buena Vista at noon. Players from Simpson, Wartburg and Coe will go off in the second wave, followed by players from Dubuque, Central and Luther in the third and final wave. The Iowa Conference champion automatically qualifies for the 2014 NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championships May 13-16 at Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C.