Sunday, January 01, 2012
It was an historic fall for Calvin men’s golfer Ben Kuiper. A junior from Grand Rapids, Mich., Kuiper became the first Calvin golfer since 1965 to claim MIAA Most Valuable Golfer honors. Kuiper did so with an MIAA season scoring average of 74.6 strokes-per-round, finishing three strokes ahead of the nearest competition.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Calvin College junior Ben Kuiper has been named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Player in men’s golf. A native of Grand Rapids and a graduate of Grand Rapids Christian High School, Kuiper is just the second MIAA Most Valuable Player from Calvin in men’s golf and the first since 1965 when Lloyd Dozeman received the honor. This past Saturday, Kuiper earned MIAA medalist honors by finishing on top of the MIAA individual standings with a season average of 74.6 strokes-per-round. In addition, Kuiper has earned a spot on the All-MIAA first team. He is the second individual from his family to earn All-MIAA first team honors as his brother Jon Kuiper was a first team All-MIAA selection in 2009.
Saturday, October 08, 2011
(Photo by Paul Evans)
ADRIAN - Calvin closed out its 2011 MIAA season with a fifth place showing at the eighth and final MIAA Jamboree of the year with a team score of 305 strokes. The MIAA Jamboree was hosted by Adrian on Saturday at the Lenawee Country Club. Calvin finishes in sixth place in the final MIAA overall standings. A highlight for Calvin on Saturday was the play of junior Ben Kuiper who fired a score of 72 on Saturday to finish in first place in the final MIAA individual standings. In doing so, Kuiper becomes the second MIAA medalist in Calvin men’s golf history and the first since Lloyd Dozeman did so in 1970. Kuiper finished the MIAA season with an average of 74.6 strokes-per-round. Kuiper’s round of 72 on Saturday was good for a tie for fourth place in the Jamboree.
Monday, October 03, 2011
(Photo by Paul Evans)
Home course advantage proved to be no advantage for the Calvin men’s golf team as the Knights finished seven at an MIAA Jamboree at their home course - the Watermark Country Club - with a score of 332 strokes. The seventh place finish diminishes Calvin’s chances at a top-four finish in the final MIAA regular season standings and a competing spot for an NCAA III Tournament bid at next springs MIAA Tournament. The Knights remain in sixth place in the league standings and are now 21 strokes behind fourth place Adrian. A bright spot for Calvin on Monday was the play of junior Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) who tied for sixth place individually with a round of 76. Kuiper remains in first place in the overall MIAA individual standings with an average of 75.0 strokes-per-round.
Monday, September 26, 2011
WEST OLIVE - The Calvin men’s golf team continued its strong play, placing second at an MIAA Jamboree hosted by Hope Monday afternoon at the Wuskowhan Player’s Club. The Knights recorded a team score of 307 strokes behind the sterling play of junior Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) who claimed medalist honors with a round of 71. It marks the second time in Kuiper’s career that he has earned medalist honors at an MIAA Jamboree. He now leads the MIAA individual standings with an average of 74.8 strokes-per-round. Calvin remains in sixth place in the overall MIAA team standings with two MIAA Jamborees left to play but the Knights are now just four strokes out of third place and just eight strokes out of second place. Calvin is scheduled to host the next MIAA Jamboree on October 3 at the Watermark Country Club with the final competition set for October 8 at the Lenawee Country Club in Adrian.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
ANGOLA, IN – The Calvin men’s golf team opened the second half of the MIAA regular season with a bang, winning MIAA Jamboree #5 with a team score of 294 strokes. Calvin remains in sixth place in the MIAA overall standings but has tightened the standings with three league outings left to play this fall. Calvin sits in sixth place with 1,554 strokes, seven strokes behind fifth place Trine and 10 strokes behind third place Alma and Olivet. Hope is in second place, 17 strokes ahead of Calvin while Adrian is in first place 24 strokes ahead of Calvin. In Saturday’s competition at Trine’s Zollner Golf Club, Calvin fought through rain showers to fire a season-best score. The Knights were paced by junior Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) with a score of 71 that was good for second place individually.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
KALAMAZOO - The Calvin men’s golf finished in a three-way tie for third place at the fourth MIAA Jamboree of the year with a team score of 304 strokes. Tuesday’s competition was hosted by Kalamazoo at the Milham Park Golf Club. Adrian continued to build its lead for first place in the overall MIAA standings by taking first place on Tuesday with a team score of 292 strokes. Hope was second with 300 strokes while Calvin finished in a three-way tie for third with Albion and Trine while Olivet was sixth, just one stroke back at 305. Calvin was led by junior Dave Sarkipato (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS) and freshman Michael Wierenga (Caledonia/South Christian HS) with rounds of 74 that tied for fifth place individually. Junior Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) was next with a 77 while freshman James Van Noord (Troy/Troy Athens HS) had a 79 and sophomore Kory Kieffer (Howell/Detroit Catholic Central HS) an 84.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
BATTLE CREEK - The Calvin men’s golf team tied for fifth at an MIAA Jamboree hosted by Olivet at the Bedford Valley Country Club Wednesday afternoon. Calvin posted a team score of 316 strokes. Hope took first place in the team standings at 299 followed by Adrian at 303, Olivet at 310 and Alma at 312. Calvin shared fifth place with Albion. Junior Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) was Calvin’s top golfer, finishing 13th with a 76. Junior Dave Sarkipato (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS) was next with a 77 followed by sophomore Ross Ryzenga (Holland/Holland Christian HS) with an 81, freshman Michael Wierenga (Caledonia/South Christian HS) with an 82 and freshman James Van Noord (Troy/Troy Athens HS) with an 84.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
ALMA - At the second MIAA Jamboree of the year, Calvin tied for fifth place with a team score of 305 strokes. Saturday’s competition was hosted by Alma at the Pine River Country Club. Host Alma took first place with a team score of 287. Calvin tied Hope for fifth place. Calvin’s top golfer on Saturday was junior Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) with a 74 that was good for a tie for 10th place. Junior Dave Sarkipato (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS) was close behind with a 75 while freshman Michael Wierenga (Caledonia/South Christian HS) had a 77.
Thursday, September 08, 2011
MARSHALL - After a weekend of finishing on top, the Calvin men’s golf team slipped to the back of the pack Thursday afternoon at the first MIAA Jamboree of the year. Thursday’s outing was hosted by Albion at the Medalist Golf Club and the Knights took seventh in the eight-team field with a team score of 335 strokes. Calvin had opened its season last weekend at the (non-conference) Olivet Comet Lou Collins Invitational, winning the tournament title for the first time in school history. Calvin was led individually by junior Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) with an 80 that was good for a sixth place tie individually. Freshman Michael Wierenga (Caledonia/South Christian HS) was next with an 84 while senior Jake DeBoer (Byron Center/South Christian HS) had an 85, junior Dave Sarkipato (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS) an 86 and freshman James VanNoord (Troy/Troy Athens HS) an 88.« First < 4 5 6 7 8 > Last »