Men’s golf wins the second MIAA Jamboree of the year
The men’s golf team headed to Adrian on Saturday, Sept. 15 for the second MIAA Jamboree of the season. The Knights came into the match tied for fourth with Olivet, but made a first place team score of 295 strokes.
Sophomore James Van Noord shot a 72 to finish in a three-way tie for first place medalist honors. Senior Ben Kuiper shot a 74, junior Mark Allen a 74, senior Dave Sarkipato shot a 76 and sophomore Michael Wierenga shot a 78. Wierenga shot a hole-in-one on the par three 12th hole. Alternate junior Jake Hoogstrate had 73 strokes.
Trine finished in second with 302, and the scores of the the next five teams ranged from 308 to 310 with Kalamazoo finishing last at 313.
Kuiper commented, “It was a good team win, but it doesn’t mean anything unless we continue to work hard and keep improving. There is still a lot of golf left to be played.”
Calvin and Trine are now tied for the lead in MIAA play with 604 strokes, 10 strokes ahead of third place Adrian.
Calvin competes again on Wednesday at Olivet in the third MIAA Jamboree of the season.