Iowa Lakes freshman Ben Nath has earned a trip to the 2012 NJCAA Division II National Tournament on May 22-25 at Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth, Ind.
Nath, a native of Luverne, Minn., is no stranger to championship play – making back-to-back appearances at the state tournament his last two seasons in high school. He says coming to play golf at Iowa Lakes is “one of the best decisions” he has ever made, however golf at the college level is much different than at the high school level.
“College golf is a lot more competitive…it is a lot different than high school because all of the meets and tournaments we play in are 18-hole events,” Nath told the Rock County Star Herald. “Playing 18 holes is nice because it’s easier to make up for having a bad hole or two.”
Laker Head Coach Andy Soper agrees his attitude and ability to move onto the next hole will allow him to perform well at nationals.
“Ben has a great attitude while on the course and doesn't get too worked up about a bad shot. He shrugs his shoulders, says ‘oh well’ and moves on to the next shot,” Coach Soper said. “I look for Ben to continue his success that he has had this year into nationals,”
As a Laker, Nath posted the lowest scoring average during the season with a 76-stroke average. He was also named an all-region and all-conference player.
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