NWU set to host ARC Golf Championships

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The 2019 American Rivers Conference Men’s Golf Championship final rounds are this weekend (May 3-4) at Hillcrest Country Club in Lincoln, Neb. Rounds 3 and 4 of the championships, hosted by Nebraska Wesleyan University, will begin at 9:00 am on both days with the awards ceremony to conclude the event on Saturday at approximately 3:00 pm.

Nebraska Wesleyan is the defending conference champion and holds the team lead after the first round of play. NWU shot a team score of 306 in round one on April 26, which is eight strokes ahead of second place Luther College. Round two of the 2019 A-R-C Men’s Golf Championships was cancelled due to poor weather conditions at Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City, Iowa.

The winning team of the 2019 American Rivers Golf Championships earns the leagues automatic berth to the NCAA III Golf Championships that are set for May 14-17 in Kentucky.

On Friday play begins at 9:00 am at Hillcrest Country Club with teams teeing off both hole No. 1 and hole No. 10. Teams in standings 4-6 start on the front nine with teams 7-9 starting on the back. The top three teams, including Nebraska Wesleyan, have tee times starting at 9:50 am on hole No. 1.

Saturday’s tee times will be based on the team standings after play on Friday. The top three teams will once again tee off at 9:50 am on Saturday morning on hole No. 1. Teams 4-6 and 7-9 start Saturday’s play at 9:00 am.

NWU sophomore Alex Kubik (Aurora, Neb.) is the individual leader after round one. Kubik shot +1 (72) to lead by one stroke over Luke Winker of Coe College. Jeff Paschal (Papillion, Neb.) from NWU is 3rd at +3. The top ten individuals are named to the American Rivers All-Conference team.

Nebraska Wesleyan won the 2018 Iowa Conference Men’s Golf Championship, the 34th conference title in program history.