NIACC fires season-low 295

ANKENY - The NIACC men's golf team shot a fall season-low 295 and placed fourth at the Grand View University September Shootout Monday at Otter Creek Golf Course.

Iowa Lakes won the tournament with a 284. Waldorf University was second with a 290 and host Grand View was third with a 295.

Sophomore Ben Boerjan shot a career-best 69 and tied for third in the medalist competiton to lead the Trojans. Boerjan's previous best round was a 72 on the final day of the NJCAA Division II national tournament.

The 69 by Boerjan is the lowest by a NIACC men's golfer since Levi Fink shot a 68 on the second day of the NJCAA Division II national tournament in 2014.

Grand View's Parker Davidson and Iowa Lakes' Joey Murphy shared medalist honors with a pair of 68s.

"Ben Boerjan was outstanding," NIACC coach Chris Frenz said. "I'm very happy for him.

"He's really put a lot of work into his game this summer. They all have so it's great to start seeing results."

NIACC's previous best fall round was a 305 last week at the NIACC Invitational at the Mason City Country Club.

Also for the Trojans on Monday, Zach Martin shot a 74, Jackson Hamlin shot a 75, Matthew Heinemann shot a 77 and Austin Eckenrod shot a 78.

"I knew it would take some time to get the freshmen adjusted, but we're in a good spot now with our regional preview coming up this weekend," Frenz said. "All these guys are No. 1 type players. They will continue to battle each other and that makes for some exciting golf."

NIACC returns to action Friday at the Southwest Tech Invitational in Prairie Du Chien, Wis. The Trojans are slated to play in the NJCAA Region XI preview on Sunday and Monday in Ames at the Veenker Memorial Golf Course on the Iowa State campus.