Men’s golf ties for fourth in first MIAA jamboree of the year

Ben Kuiper shot a 74 on the 72-par course, leading the Knights to a fourth-place finish. Photo by James Van Noord.
Ben Kuiper shot a 74 on the 72-par course, leading the Knights to a fourth-place finish. Photo by James Van Noord.

The men’s golf team traveled to Calvin tied for fourth in Kalamazoo on Saturday in the first of eight MIAA jamborees. Both Calvin and Olivet finished with a final score of 309 points.

Seven points separated first through fourth. Hope and Trine tied for first with 302, while Adrian shot a 306.

Senior Ben Kuiper led the Knights, shooting a 74 on the par 72 course, good for fourth place individually. Sophomores Michael Wierenga and James Van Noord both shot 78, while senior Dave Sarkipato and junior Ross Ryzenga shot 79 and 83 respectively.

Junior Mark Allen competed individually and placed 13th with a score of 76 .

“We really scrapped it out on a tough day. It wasn’t the exact start we wanted but that’s why there are eight jamborees,” stated Allen.

“We didn’t bring our best at Milham Park but we fought hard and managed to leave ourselves in a decent position. We look forward to playing this Saturday and improving our position,” commented Van Noord.

The Knights compete again on Saturday, Sept. 15 at their second MIAA jamboree, hosted by Adrian.

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Jess Koster is the Chimes sports editor for the 2013-14 school year. This is her third year on the job. She absolutely loves sports and would love to get a job with a professional team. She loves the statistics of sports, which is why she's an accounting major.

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