BEATRICE – Northwestern College of Orange City, Iowa is the 2024 Great Plains Athletic Conference men’s golf champion.

Northwestern fired a final round team total of 302 Tuesday at the Beatrice Country Club to nip Morningside, by two shots for the championship…a three-round team score of 900.   Doane University finished eight shots off the lead, Dakota Wesleyan finished in fourth….and Jamestown University of North Dakota in fifth.

Eleven teams competed in the conference tournament. 

Individually, Northwestern bagged the top two spots.  Jackson Laven shot an even-par 216 (69-71-76) for the three rounds, winning the individual title.   Teammate Qwenton Caldwell finished a shot back at 217 (76-72-69).

Gabe Escalera of Hastings finished third at 219 (69-75-75).  Tied for fourth, were Drew E’Ercole of Concordia and Braden Bernaldo, of Morningside,,,at 221. 

Northwestern of Iowa advances to the NAIA Men’s National Golf Championships, May 21st to the 24th ….at the Dalton Country Club in Dalton, Georgia.