Paced by the All-American performance of Brandon Coggins (JR Gaffney, SC), the NGU golf team captured third place at the National Christian College Athletic Association’s national championship tournament held at Hombre Golf Course in Panama City, Florida.
The Crusaders fired a steady 309-308 = 617, but finished 11 strokes behind Dallas Baptist for second. Malone College (OH) captured the national crown with a 592. Dobbins, who finished 14th last year, improved by four strokes this year shooting 74-74 = 148 for sixth place. Other top finishers for NGU were Brad Caldwell (79-77 = 156, T29), Andrew Beck (81-77 = 158, T 34), Harrison Martin (78-80 = 158, T34), and Richard Smith (78-86 = 164, T55).