Three members of the Nebraska Wesleyan University men’s golf team were named to the 2009-10 Great Plains Athletic Conference men’s golf All-GPAC team that was recently announced. Junior Patrick Hanzel, senior Nate Jaeger and junior Kyle Jaacks were all on the All-GPAC team.
Hanzel, a junior from Lincoln, Neb., was the individual runner-up at the 2009-10 GPAC Championships with a four-day total of 302 (+17), just five shots off the leader. He had an average score of 75.41 this season. This is the third straight season that Hanzel has earned All-GPAC recognition. He tied for eighth place as a sophomore, and finished in a tie for ninth in his first season.
Jaeger, a senior from Lexington, Neb., also earns his third All-GPAC honor. Jaeger placed seventh this season at the GPAC Championships with a score of 314. Jaeger was also named to the Division III Ping All-Central Region team this season. He led the team with a stroke average of 75.29 this season. He finished in the top ten in four different events, including two runner-up finishes. The two-time NCAA III All-American tied for 35th to lead the NWU golfers at the 2010 NCAA III Championships last week.
Jaacks, a junior from Lincoln, Neb., tied for ninth at the GPAC Championships with a score of 316 (+31). He had a low round of 68 in the first GPAC Qualifier to hold the individual lead after round one. Jaacks was the GPAC Player-of-the-Week earlier this season. The Lincoln Southwest H.S., graduate had a stroke average of 78.33. This was his first All-GPAC recognition.
The NWU men’s golf team won their seventh GPAC Championship earlier this spring and qualified for their 27th NCAA III Championships. The Prairie Wolves finished the DIII Championships in a tie for 17th place.