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3/19/2014 Men's Golf 4th At Washburn University Invitational

3/12/2014 McGrail Paces Reivers With Top-10 at District 2 Preview

11/13/2013 All-Americans Pelayo and McGrail Sign With University of Utah

10/16/2013 Men's Golf Comes up Just Short at NJCAA National Championship Preview

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10/12/2013 Men's Golf Finishes 4th at Community First Invite at Indian Hills

Midland Matches Recap

Midland University hosted a match play event which included 16 5-man teams from 10 different schools. The event was played at Oakland Golf Club in Oakland, Nebraska. Due to the forecast in the weather the format was changed to have two 8 team brackets with 1 team from Iowa Western in each.

The 1st team lost a very close match to Morningside College in round 1 by a score of 3-2. Ben Hadden and Albert Nilsson each won their matches 3 & 2 but it wasn’t enough to advance. Once in the consolation side of the bracket the Reivers dominated a match against Hastings by a score of 3.5 – 1.5. Hadden and Nilsson again won their matches 3 & 2 and Dale Crothers added another point for the Reivers with a 3 & 2 win. Joel Durnford won a half point to round out the scoring for the Reivers.

The final match was played a man down versus Dakota Wesleyan. Dakota Wesleyan got off to a hot start and was too much to overcome. The Reivers lost 3.5 – 1.5 with Dale Crothers coming from 2 holes down to win his match and earn the only full point for the Reivers. Iowa Western finished in 6th place as a team.

1st Team Summary

Albert Nilsson 2-1-0

Ben Hadden 2-1-0

Dale Crothers 2-1-0

Joel Durnford 0-2-1

Brody Boston 0-2-0


The 2nd team started strong by winning their opening round match against Northeast Community College 3-2. Parker McEachern, Tyler Douse and AJ Nolin each won full points for the Reviers. The 2nd round match against Briar Cliff may have been the match of the day. AJ Nolin started the match off with a dominant 4 & 2 win. Zach Murray lost a close one 2 down, then Parker McEachern closed out a very tight match on the last hole 1 up. That left Tyler Douse and Dominic Schnepf to earn a full point to win the match. On their last hole, hole #2, a 190 yard par 3 both Douse and Schnepf hit great shots on the green. But both of their competitors outdid them by hitting incredible shots that resulted in birdies. Neither Schnepf nor Douse could convert and both points went to Briar Cliff to close out the match. In the final match of the day the Reivers took on Southeast Community College for 3rd place. The match was tight throughout with McEachern and Murray earning full points and Nolin and Schnepf losing their match. The swing match was that of Tyler Douse who earned a tie and a half point that allowed the Reivers to win the match by a tie breaker.

2nd Team Summary

Parker McEachern 3-0-0

AJ Nolin 2-1-0

Tyler Douse 1-1-1

Zach Murray 1-2-0

Dominc Schepf 0-3-0