Prep standouts Tyler Danke of Sioux City East and Corey Matthey of Sergeant Bluff-Luton will continue their golf careers at Morningside College.
Two of the premier high school golfers in the Sioux City metro area plan to continue their playing careers at Morningside College and compete for the Mustangs’ men’s golf team announced Morningside head golf coach Todd Sapp.
Tyler Danke, a senior at Sioux City East High School, and Corey Matthey, a senior at Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School, have made commitments to join the Mustangs for the 2016-17 season.
The Morningside recruits were the top two individual finishers at this year’s Missouri River Activities Conference (MRAC) Tournament. Danke was the individual medalist with a 74 at the MRAC Tournament held at Two Rivers Golf Club, while Matthey was the runner-up medalist just one stroke back with a 75.
Danke had an 18-hole scoring average of 77.8 with a low score of 72 this past season. He was also East’s No. 1 golfer as a junior with a scoring average of 80.3
Matthey had a 72.8-stroke scoring average this past season for the second lowest 18-hole average in the state. He finished seventh at the 2015 fall state tournament with rounds of 75 and 78 for a 153 total.
Matthey had a 74.8 average as a junior and finished 23rd at the state tournament with rounds of 77 and 80 for a 157. He had a 77.6 scoring average as a sophomore.
Matthey was one of the top golfers in Sioux City this past summer when he won the 2015 city tournament championship and the Jividen Cup Match Play title.
“I am very pleased to have these two players joining our program,” said Sapp. “To get two golfers of their caliber is a great pick up for our men’s program as we try to win a conference championship. Both players are blessed with a lot of golf ability and will make an immediate impact on our team now and through their entire collegiate golf careers.”
“The addition of these two premier Siouxland players combined with the varsity golfers we have coming back makes me really excited about the future of the Morningside team over the next few years,” Sapp said.