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4/15/97 Mark Johnson named new Men's Golf Coach

10/5/96 

The Cobbers capped their fall season with a 5th place finish at the 1996MIAC Championship, played at the Winona Country Club in Winona, Minnesota. Cobber sophomore Brandon Riddering earned All-MIAC honors for the Cobbers with a tie for 5th. Riddering shot a 79-78- 157 total for the weakend. Junior Mike Lanning was 2nd among Cobber golfers with a 82-81-163, followed by sophomore Mike Simonich at 81-84-165.

Gustavus captured the MIAC title.

9/22/96

The Cobbers finished 11th at the 15-team St. John's Invitational September 21-22, firing a two-day total of 669. Mike Simonich led the Cobbers with a 164 over the 2-day tournament. Concordia's normal No. 3 golfer, freshman Jeremy Anderson, missed the tournament due to illness.

obbers finished in a tie for 4th last year. Augsburg and Gustavus appear to be the favorites.

9/15/96

Cobbers Beat NDSU and St. John's at Kaiser in Fargo-Moorhead

The Cobbers finished tied for 6th place in the three day NDSU-sponsored Irv Kaiser Invitational in Fargo. Brandon Riddering fired a final round 72 and 230 for the tournament to tie for 8th in the individual standings. 

9/9/96

Led by Mike Simonich's 77-78-155, Concordia tied for 6th at the Bemidji State Invitational Sept 8-9. The Cobbers' two day score of 634 was 18 strokes better than in 1995. 

9/7/96

All-MIAC Sophomore Mike Simonich(Mora) and freshman Kyle Newman(Fargo) each fired 75's at the Meadows in Moorhead on Sept. 7th to lead the Cobbers to a 304 team total. The 1-day Cobber Valley Fest Invitational was won by NDSU at 294, followed by UND's 294.

Concordia's Brandon Riddering, last year's low Cobber scorer as a freshman, came in with a 76. Senior Troy Neist fired a 78 and junior Mike Lanning came in with a disappointing 82. 

The Cobbers' second team was led by Moorhead freshman Jeremy Anderson with a 76.


1996-97 Cobber Men's Golf Roster


Name                Yr  Hometown/High School

Mike Lanning        Jr  Moorhead

Brandon Riddering   So  Maple Grove/Osseo

Mike Simonich       So  Mora

Kyle Newman         Fr  Fargo, N.D.

Jeremy Anderson     Fr  Moorhead

Troy Neist          Sr  Albert Lea

Paul Rickbeil       Sr  Worthington

Matt Tharaldson     Fr  Fargo

Dan McKnight        Sr  Perham

Tyler Fitzel        So  St. Paul 

Brad Brasel         So  Perham

Zach Hanson         Fr  Barrett





 Coach: Jerry Pyle, 6th year


1996-97 Men's Golf Schedule


9/7     Concordia Invitational       3rd of 5 304 

        Meadows, Moorhead,

9/8-9   Bemidji State Invitational  6th of 15 316 318

        Town & Country CC  

9/13-15 Irv Kaiser-NDSU Invite    T-6th of 15 318 321 317

        Fargo CC,Village Green,Meadows 

9/21-22 St., John's Invitational    11th of 15 339 330

        Wapicada and Eagle Trace GC 

10/4-5  MIAC Championship            5th of 10 325 327  

        Winona Country Club, MIAC last year.


Fall 1996 Cobber Men's Golf Scoring



1996 Concordia Men's Golf Statistics                       Ave.  Team             304 316 318 318 321 317 339 330 325 327   321.5  Name               Rounds Played                           Ave. Brandon Riddering 76  80  80  79  79  72  81  88  79  78    79.2 Mike Simonich     75  77  78  80  79  82  85  79  81  84    80.0 Jeremy Anderson   76  79  80  79  81  85          83  87    81.0 Mike Lanning      82  80  86  80  82  87  94  78  82  81    83.2    Kyle Newman       75  81  80  85  87  78  86  86  95  84    83.7 Troy Neist        78  83  89  85  78  87  87  87            84.2 Paul Rickbeil         91  84              84  81            85 Matt Tharaldson   82  87  83  89  84  85  91 102            89.0 Dan McKnight      87  88  92  95  91  82                    89.3 Tyler Fitzel      91          95  91  87                    90.6 Brad Brasel       91                                        91


1996 Meet Results


Cobber Valley Fest Invitational Sept. 7, 1996 at the Meadows in Moorhead
NDSU 1      292        Medalist: Greg Melhus, UND, 71

UND         294

Concordia 1 304

Concordia 2 329

NDSU 2      331
Cobber Scores       TOT

Maroon Team

Mike Simonich       75

Kyle Newman         75

Brandon Riddering   76

Troy Neist          78

Mike Lanning        82



Gold Team

Jeremy Anderson     76

Matt Tharaldson     82

Mike Nelson         84

Dan McKnight        87

Tyler Fitzel        91

Brad Brasel         91
 


Bemidji State Invitational 9/8-9/96
Town and Country Golf Club
Cobber Scores      RD1 RD2  TOT

Maroon Team

Mike Simonich       77  78 155  

Jeremy Anderson     79  80 159

Brandon Riddering   80  80 160

Kyle Newman         81  80 161

Mike Lanning        80  86 166

Totals             316 318 634



Gold Team

Mike Nelson         84  79 163

Matt Tharaldson     87  83 170

Troy Neist          83  89 172 

Paul Rickbeil       91  84 175

Dan McKnight        88  92 180

Totals             342 335 677





 Bemidji State Invitational

 Team Results     9/8-9/96

 Team             RD1-RD2-TOT

 Gustavus         302-289 591

 Augsburg         297-302 599

 Augsburg II      310-303-613

 UND              306-309 615

 SDSU             309-312-621

 Concordia Gold   316-318-634

 St. John's       315-319-334

 St. Cloud        315-322 637

 UM-Morris        323-316-639

 Bemidji St.1     318-323-642

 Northern St.     321-323 644

 NDSU             327-330-657

 Minot St.        331-326-657

 Concordia Maroon 342-335-677

 Bemidji St. II   330-inc


Irv Kaiser Invitational
Fargo CC, Village, Meadows, 9/13-15/96
Cobber Scores      RD1 RD2 RD3 TOT

Gold Team

Jeremy Anderson     79  81 85  245 

Brandon Riddering   79  79 72  230 T-8th

Mike Simonich       80  79 82  241 

Mike Lanning        80  82 87  249

Kyle Newman         85  87 78  250

Team Totals        318 321 317 956 T-6th



Maroon Team



Matt Tharaldson     89  84  87  360

Troy Neist          85  78  87  350 

Tyler Fitzel        95  91  87  273

Dan McKnight        95  91  82  268

Mike Nelson         96  DQ  

Totals             364 344 343 1051 15th





 Erv Kaiser Team Results

 Team Results     9/13-15/96  

 Team             RD1-RD2-RD3  TOT

 Augsburg 1       314 293 296  903 

 Augsburg II      313 303 302  918

 UND              321 302 302  925

 SDSU             328 308 301  937

 St. Cloud        318 317 310  945

 Concordia Gold   318 321 317  956

 UM-Morris        331 319 306  956

 St. John's       327 317 314  957

 NDSU 1           323 319 315  958

 Northern St.     342 311 320  973

 Bemidji St.      348 320 318  986

 Minot St.        347 327 320  994

 NDSU 2           355 331 327 1013

 Dickinson St.    361 344 327 1032

 Concordia Maroon 364 344 343 1051


St. John's Invitational Sept. 21-22, 1996
at Wapicada and Eagle Trace
Cobber Scores      RD1 RD2  TOT

Mike Simonich       85  79 164 

Brandon Riddering   81  88 169

Kyle Newman         86  86 172

Mike Lanning        94  78 172

Troy Neist          87  87 174 

Totals             339 330 669



Others

Matt Tharaldson     91 102 193

Paul Rickbeil       84  81 165





 St. John's Invitational

 Team Results     9/21-22/96

 Team             RD1-RD2-TOT

 Augsburg 1       304-311 615

 Augsburg II      307-315 622

 UW Eau Claire    311-319 630 

 St. John's 1     321-315 636 

 Gustavus Gold    326-323 649

 St. Cloud        329-323 652

 Mankato State    322-331 653

 Gustavus Gold    322-341 663

 St. John's 11    330-335 665

 Concordia        339-330 669

 Macalester       347-323 670

 St. Mary's       347-335 683 

 St. Olaf         343-357 700



 Carleton         347-355 702


















1996 MIAC Championship, Winona CC
Oct. 4-5, 1996
Cobber Scores      RD1 RD2  TOT

Brandon Riddering   79  78 157 t-5th

Mike Lanning        82  81 163

Mike Simonich       81  84 165 

Jeremy Anderson     83  87 170 

Kyle Newman         95  84 179

Totals             325 327 652







 1996 MIAC Championship, Winona

 Team Results     10/4-5/96

 Team           RD1-RD2-TOT

 Gustavus       310-308 618

 Augsburg       315-307 622

 St. John's     314-318 633 

 St. Thomas     318-330 651 

 Concordia      325-327 652

 St. Mary's     335-333 668 

 Macalester     334-338 672

 Bethel         333-340 673 

 St. Olaf       342-351 693

 Carleton       368-352 720


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