Jonathan Douglas recorded the second hole-in-one in Morningside men’s golf history when he aced the 177-yard par three second hole with an eight-iron during Tuesday’s Northwestern Red Raider Cup match play tournament at Landsmeer Golf Club in Orange City, Iowa.
Douglas joined former Mustang golfer Sean Richardson, who also had an ace at Landsmeer on April 12, 2012.
Douglas, who made back-to-back eagles on the second and third holes, defeated Northwestern’s Evan Schuler 3 & 1, but was the Mustangs’ only winner in a 4-1 setback against the Red Raiders in the championship match.
Northwestern’s Isaac Knock defeated Dan Bone 3 & 2, Zach Riddle defeated Ben Peterson 3 & 1, Austin Reitz defeated Cody Holck 1 up, and Justin Kraft defeated Corey Matthey 2 & 1.
The Mustangs’ junior varsity team defeated the Dordt junior varsity 5-0 in the seventh place match. The Mustangs’ Tyler Danke defeated Graham Howerzyl 3 & 2, Connor Prescott defeated Payton Thomas 7 & 6, Tanner Haeberle defeated Bennett Harmelink 3 & 1, Kyle Emery defeated Scott Haney 5 & 3 and Koby Paulsen defeated Danny Mooers 3 & 1.
The pairings for Tuesday’s match play event were determined by a 36-hole stroke play tournament on Monday, where Morningside carded a 599 to edge Northwestern by one stroke atop the seven-team field.
Matthey and Douglas each posted scores of 77 and 71 to lead the Mustangs with a 148. Peterson was next with rounds of 74 and 77 for a 151, Holck had scores of 76 and 76 for a 152 and Tyler Danke had rounds of 77 and 81 for a 158.