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Men’s Golf Takes Over First Place in MIAA Overall Standings With MIAA Jamboree Effort

Saturday, September 28, 2013

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With two MIAA Jamborees left to play, the Calvin men’s golf team is in sole possession of first place in the overall MIAA standings. The Knights moved six strokes ahead of Hope in the overall standings by tying for first place at an MIAA Jamboree hosted by Trine University on Saturday. Calvin tied hosted Trine for first place with a team score of 288 with Hope six strokes back in third at 294. Calvin and Hope entered the day tied for the lead in the MIAA overall standings. Calvin had three players finish in the top four individually on Saturday led by freshman Brad Smith (Brunswick, ME/Brunswick HS) who carded a career-best score of 70 that was good for a tie for second place individually. Senior James Van Noord (Troy/Troy Athens HS) and senior Mark Allen (Oconomowoc, WI/Lake Country Lutheran HS) then tied for fourth individually with rounds of 71. Senior Jake Hoogstrate (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and sophomore Justin Crow (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) were also solid with Hoogstrate firing a round of 76 and Crow a round of 78.

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Men’s Golf Moves Into Share of First Place in MIAA Overall Team Standings

Monday, September 23, 2013

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KALAMAZOO - With three league competitions left in the MIAA men’s fall golf season, Calvin has moved into a tie for first place in the overall standings. Calvin made up five strokes on league-leading Hope Monday afternoon at an MIAA Jamboree hosted by Kalamazoo at the Kalamazoo Country Club. Calvin finished second at the MIAA Jamboree with a team score of 307 strokes, six strokes behind first place Trine and five strokes ahead of Hope which took fourth at Monday’s tournament. Calvin and Hope now share first place with overall team totals of 1,538 strokes. Adrian sits 10 strokes back of the Knights and Flying Dutchmen in the overall standings while Trine is in fourth, 13 strokes out of first place. In Monday’s competition, Calvin had three golfers fire sub-80 round led by junior James Van Noord (Troy/Troy Athens HS) who carded a score of 73 that was good for third place individually.  Van Noord remains in first place in the overall MIAA individual standings.

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Calvin Men’s Golf Team Ties for First at MIAA Jamboree

Saturday, September 21, 2013

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ALMA - At the midpoint of the season, Calvin is in the thick of the MIAA title hunt. On Saturday at the fourth MIAA Jamboree of the year, Calvin tied for first with rival Hope with a team score of 300 strokes. The Knights are now in sole possession of second place in the MIAA overall standings and are just five strokes behind league-leading Hope.  Saturday’s competition was hosted by Alma at the Pine River Country Club and was the fourth of eight scheduled MIAA Jamborees. Sophomore Justin Crow (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) came up with a clutch performance for Calvin, finishing in a three-way tie for first place individually with a score of 72. It marks the second consecutive tournament Calvin has had a team member earn medalist honors as James Van Noord did so in a tournament on Wednesday hosted by Olivet. Senior Mark Allen (Oconomowoc, WI/Lake Country Lutheran HS) was right behind Crow with a round of 73 while Van Noord (Troy/Troy Athens HS had a 77, senior Jake Hoogstrate (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) a 78 and freshman Brad Smit (Brunswick, ME/Brunswick HS) a 79. Calvin swings right back into action on Monday, competing at an MIAA Jamboree hosted by Kalamazoo at the Kalamazoo Country Club.

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Men’s Golf Second at MIAA Jamboree - Van Noord Claims Medalist Honors

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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BATTLE CREEK - The Calvin men’s golf team had another solid afternoon, finishing second with a team score of 309 at the third MIAA Jamboree of the year. The MIAA Jamboree was hosted on Wednesday by Olivet at the Bedford Valley Country Club. Hope took first place with a team score of 301 and with the performance, moved into first place in the overall team standings. The Flying Dutchmen hold a five stroke lead over Calvin and Adrian with the Knights and Bulldogs tied for second place in the overall team standings. Calvin junior James Van Noord (Troy/Troy Athens HS) had a superb afternoon on Wednesday as he claimed medalist honors with a first place score of 71. It marked the second time medalist performance of Van Noord’s career as he also achieved the feat once in 2012.  With his performance on Wednesday, Van Noord also takes over first place in the MIAA individual standings overall. . Calvin is back in action on Saturday, competing at an MIAA Jamboree hosted by Alma at the Pine River Country Club at 1 p.m.

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Men’s Golf Team Takes First Place at Second MIAA Jamboree With Team Score of 298

Friday, September 13, 2013

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ADRIAN - The Calvin men’s golf team captured first place at the second MIAA Jamboree of the season with a team score of 298. The outing was hosted by Adrian on Friday at the Lenawee Country Club. With the team score, Calvin moves within a stroke of first place in the overall MIAA standings, one stroke behind league-leader Adrian. Friday’s MIAA Jamboree was the second of eight league competitions this fall. Host Adrian took second with a team score of 301 followed by Trine at 303 and Hope at 308. The Knights used consistency in its lineup to take first place with senior Jake Hoogstrate (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) taking the lead as the Calvin quarterback with a score of 73 that was good for fifth place individually.  Junior James Van Noord (Troy/Troy Athens HS) and sophomore Justin Crow (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) were right behind with rounds of 74.  Senior Mark Allen (Oconomowoc, WI/Lake Country Lutheran HS) delivered a clutch round of 77 while sophomore Jason Ziegler (Mount Gilead, OH/Gilead Christian HS) closed out Calvin’s lineup with an 86. David Smith of Kalamazoo was the tournament medalist with a round of 70. Calvin is back in action on September 18 when it competes at the third MIAA Jamboree of the year which will be hosted by Olivet at the Bedford Valley Country Club at 1 p.m.

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Calvin Men’s Golf Team Takes Fifth at Opening MIAA Jamboree

Thursday, September 05, 2013

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MARSHALL - The Calvin men’s golf team opened its 2013 MIAA fall campaign with a fifth place team score of 324 at the opening MIAA Jamboree. Thursday’s MIAA Jamboree was held at the Medalist Golf Club with Albion College serving as host.Calvin finished one stroke ahead of sixth place Kalamazoo and two strokes behind fourth place Albion. Hope took first place team honors with a score of 317. Junior James Van Noord (Troy/Troy Athens HS) had a stellar outing for Calvin, recording a score of 74 that was good for a tie for second place individually. Senior Jake Hoogstrate (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) was next for Calvin with a 77, good for a tie for eighth place individually. Senior Mark Allen (Oconomowoc, WI/Lake Country Lutheran HS) had an 84 with sophomore Justin Crow (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and freshman Brad Smith (Brunswick, Maine/Brunswick HS) rounding out Calvin’s finishers with scores of 89 and 91 respectively. Marty Predmesky of Alma claimed medalist honors with a round of 71. Calvin is back in action on September 13 when it competes at an MIAA Jamboree hosted by Adrian at the Lenawee Country Club.

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Men’s Golf Concludes Competition at Olivet College Lou Collins Memorial Tournament

Saturday, August 31, 2013

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BATTLE CREEK Ė The Calvin menís golf team concluded competition at the two-day Olivet Lou Collins Memorial Tournament on Saturday. Calvin finished with a Saturday team score of 305, one day after shooting 311 to finish with a two-day total of 616. The competition was held at the Bedford Valley Country Club. Leading Calvin on Saturday were junior James Van Noord (Troy/Troy Athens HS) and senior Mark Allen (Oconomowoc, WI/Lake Country Lutheran HS) with rounds of 74. Sophomore Justin Crow (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) tallied a 76 while senior Jake Hoogstrate (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) had an 81 and senior Ross Ryzenga (Holland/Holland Christian HS) and 84. Calvin is back in action on September 5 when it competes at the first MIAA tournament of the year. The tournament will be hosted by Albion at the Medalist Golf Club beginning at 1 p.m.

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Men’s Golf in 10th Place Through Day One of Olivet Lou Collins Memorial Tournament

Friday, August 30, 2013

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BATTLE CREEK - The Calvin men’s golf team is in 10th place with a team score of 311 through the first day of competition at the Olivet College Lou Collins Memorial Tournament. The tournament is taking place at the Bedford Valley Country Club. Owens Community College currently leads the 17-team field with a first day team score of 298.Junior James Van Noord (Troy/Troy Athens HS) led Calvin with a round of 75 that was good for a tie for 12th place individually. Senior Mark Allen (Oconomowoc, WI/Lake Country Lutheran HS) was next with a 76 for the Knights while senior Jake Hoogstrate (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) had a 77. Rounding out Calvin’s lineup were sophomore Justin Crow (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) with an 83 and senior Ross Ryzenga (Holland/Holland Christian HS) with a 92. Action continues on Saturday morning.

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2013 Men’s Golf Preview

Thursday, August 29, 2013

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2013 Calvin Men's Golf Schedule

By Mark DeHaan

With two MIAA titles and two appearances at Nationals in the past three years, the Calvin men’s golf program has put together its most successful stretch in program history. The Knights finished 26th nationally at the NCAA III Championships in the spring of 2011 and 30th this past spring. With the pair of national appearances, fifth-year head coach Brian Bolt thinks Calvin is ready to contend for the MIAA annually.

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Calvin Scholar-Athletes Named to MIAA Academic Honor Roll

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

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The 2012-13 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Academic - Honor Roll has been announced by Commissioner David Neilson and a record 151 Calvin scholar-athletes have been named to the list.The honor roll recognizes scholar-athletes who achieve a minimum 3.5 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) for the entire 2012-13 academic year. A student needed to have won a varsity letter in a sport to be eligible. The MIAA Academic Honor Roll program was initiated in 1990 to recognize students at MIAA member colleges who excel both in athletics and in the classroom.This year’s Honor Roll includes several students who achieved the distinction four consecutive years. Of the students, seven are from Calvin.The seven Calvin scholar-athletes named to the MIAA Academic Honor Roll for a fourth straight year are seniors Job Christiansen (New Ipswich, NH/Mascenic Regional HS), Eric Doornbos (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS), Matt DeBoer (Hudsonville, MI/Covenant Christian HS), Jordan Ipema (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS), Kelsey Irwin (Fraser, MI, /Fraser HS), Dan Kerr (Petoskey/Petoskey HS) and Greg Whittle (Galesburg, IL/Galesburg HS).

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