POLK CITY, Iowa -- The Bellevue University men's golf team held off a furious second round charge by Morningside College to take home their first team title of the season at the Grand View Viking Classic.
The Grand View Viking Classic was held at the Tournament Club of Iowa from the Palmer Tees and set up as a 6,516-yard par-71.
Morningside entered the day eight strokes back and shot a 278 (-6) as a team but Bellevue held off the Mustangs with a second round team score of 284 (E) to secure a two-stroke victory (564-566).
Six other schools shot under 300 on the day. Mount Mercy (296-289—585), Grand View (306-287—593), and Ottawa (309-286—595) rounded out the top five.
All four Bruin scorers were within a stroke of par with two even, one over par, and one under par on the day.
Morningside saw each of their four scoring golfers shoot par or better.
Holck edged Becerra after a pair of playoff holes. After tying on the first playoff hole (17), Holck earned the win on the second (18).
Holck overcame beginning the day three shots back in a tie for ninth place to earn individual medalist honors. He shot a second round-low 3-under 68 and was matched by Michael Kinkelaar.
Navarette fired a 1-over 72 on the day to finish the tournament tied with Morningside's Sam Storey for third place with scores of 1-under 141. William Bruyeres (Mount Mercy) and Corey Matthew (Morningside) rounded out the top five in a tie for fifth place with even-par scores of 142 apiece.
BU's Juan Pablo Gomez carded an even-par round to finish the event at 1-over (143) in a tie for seventh place.
Lautaro Marzilio followed up his first round 70 with a second round score of 75 (+4) to end in sole possession of 13th place. Alex Zillig improved seven strokes from Monday to record a 1-under round of 70 and finish tied for 17th place with a score of 147.
Bruins Competing as Individuals:
Evan Macke trimmed three strokes off his first round score by carding a 3-over 74 to finish at 9-over (151) in a tie for 27th place.
Floris-Jan Oosterhof fired a 1-over 72 on the day to finish the tournament in 14th place at 4-over (146). Lucas Leinen also improved his score by two strokes with an 8-over 79 to finished in a tie for 52nd with a two-day total of 160.
BU returns to the links when they travel to Norfolk, Neb. to compete in the Nebraska Intercollegiate Championship from Friday-Saturday, Oct. 12-13 at the Norfolk Country Club.