Morningside placed three players on the All-GPAC men’s golf team.
Morningside College’s Keegan Bak, Matt Pitts, and Matt Young were all named to the 2013-14 All-Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Men’s Golf Team as selected by the league’s head coaches.
Bak, a junior from Hinton, Iowa, had a scoring average of 78.8 strokes per 18 holes over the fall and spring seasons. He lowered his scoring average to 77.6 in the spring after he had an 80.4 scoring average in the fall. Bak finished in a tie for 12th place in the final GPAC individual standings with a combined total of 314 strokes in this year’s four GPAC Qualifier tournaments.
Pitts, a senior from Cherokee, Iowa, had a 78.2-stroke scoring average, including a 77.7-stroke average in the fall and a 78.7-stroke average in the spring. Pitts was the individual medalist with a one-over par 73 at the Hastings College Wild West Invite on April 18 and finished in a tie for 12th place in the GPAC Qualifier individual standings with a 314.
Young, a senior from Kingsley, Iowa, led the Mustangs with a 76.4-stroke scoring average in the fall and a 76.2-stroke average in the spring. He compiled a scoring average of 76.3 in 19 competitive rounds over the 2013-14 campaign. Young was the individual medalist with a two-day total of 149 at the Ashford University Kohler Collegiate Classic during the fall season and with a two-under par 69 at the Northwestern College Invite during the spring season for the Mustangs’ top individual score of the season. Young finished in a tie for fourth place in the final GPAC individual standings with a four-tourney total of 304 strokes.
In addition to their three All-GPAC selections, the Mustangs’ Cole Schwarz, a senior from Silver Lake, Kan., was named to the All-GPAC honorable mention list. Schwarz had a combined scoring average of 79.7 over the fall and spring seasons. He had a 79.1 average in the fall and an 80.4 average in the spring. Schwarz finished in 16th place in the final GPAC Qualifier individual standings with a 315.
Morningside finished in fourth place in the final GPAC Qualifier team standings with a score of 1,247 to finish just two strokes out of third place behind Doane College.
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