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Men’s Golf Ties Hope at Hope/Calvin Wooden Shoes Challenge

Friday, April 29, 2011

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WEST OLIVE - The Calvin men’s golf team tied rival Hope in the Hope/Calvin Wooden Shoes Challenge Friday morning at the Wuskowhan Player’s Club. Both teams finished with 317 strokes. Calvin’s Jess Hendriksma and Hope’s Chris Ansel shared first place with rounds of 74. Rounding out Calvin’s finishers were sophomores Ben Kuiper and Dave Sarkipato with rounds of 80 while senior Eric Doezema and freshman Ross Ryzenga had rounds of 83. Calvin will now start preparing to compete at the NCAA III Championships May 10-13 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Men’s Golf Ties For Second at Own Knight Invitational

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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Box Score

PIERSON—Slogging through on-and-off again rain showers, trhe Calvin men’s golf team tied for second at its own Knight Invitational Tuesday afternoon at the Pilgrim’s Run Golf Course, posting a team score of 314 strokes. Davenport took first with 307 strokes while Calvin and Cornerstone tied for second. Calvin’s top individual finisher was senior Jess Hendriksma who took second with an even-par round of 73. Senior Eric Doezema was next at 79 with sophomore Ben Kuiper carding an 80, freshman Ross Ryzenga an 82 and sophomore Dave Sarkipato an 87.

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Men’s Golf Captures Vic Cuiss Invitational Title

Monday, April 11, 2011

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Results

JACKSON - The Calvin men’s golf team captured the Vic Cuiss Invitational title Monday with a team score of 312 strokes at the Jackson Country Club. Calvin tied Spring Arbor for first place but won the tournament crown on a tiebreaker as Calvin’s fifth score was higher than Spring Arbor’s fifth score. The four scores from a lineup of five determine the final team score. Calvin’s fifth and tie-breaking score belong to freshman Jake Hoogstrate (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) who had a round of 83. Calvin’s top individual on Monday was sophomore Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) who carded a round of 76 while senior Jess Hendriksma (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and freshman Ross Ryzenga (Holland/Holland Christian HS) had rounds of 78. Kuiper, Hendriksma and Ryzenga were all named to the all-tournament team. Calvin returns to action next Monday when it competes at the Furniture City Classic at the Quail Ridge Golf Club beginning at 8:30 a.m.

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Men’s Golf Takes Second at Sunshine Invitational

Saturday, March 26, 2011

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Tournament Results

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - Calvin concluded competition at the Sunshine Invitational at the Wannamaker Ryder Golf Course on Friday, finishing in second place, three strokes behind Williams College in the two-day, 36-hole event. Calvin held a five-stroke lead over Williams heading into Friday’s competition but the Ephs had a huge second day, firing a team score of 292 to nip the Knights by three in the final standings. Calvin had back-to-back solid rounds however, posting a 299 on Thursday and a 300 on Friday. The Knights were led by senior Eric Doezema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) who placed fourth in the final team standings with a 148 (73-75) while sophomore Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) tied for fifth with a 149 (76-73). Senior Jess Hendriksma (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Chrsitian HS) also came on strong Friday, finishing in ninth place individually (78-76) with a 36-hole total of 154.

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Men’s Golf Holds Day One Lead at Sunshine Invitational

Friday, March 25, 2011

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Day One Results

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - Through the first day of competition, the Calvin men’s golf team is in first place at the Sunshine Invitational. The Knights carded a team score of 299 strokes on Thursday afternoon at the Wannamaker Ryder Golf Course with Williams second (304) and Trinity College (CT) third (313). The tournament format allows for six individuals to compete with the toup four individuals counting towards the team score. Calvin had five of its six golfers fire sub-80 rounds led by senior Eric Doezema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) who had a round of 73 that was good for second place individually.

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2010 Calvin Spring and Fall Sports In Video Review

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

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As 2010 begins to wind down, take a moment to enjoy a four-minute highlight video put together earlier this fall by Calvin Media Relations Manager Matt Kucinski. The video captures action of Calvin athletics from the 2010 spring and fall sports seasons. Included in the highlights are clips from the 2010 NCAA III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the 2010 MIAA women’s tennis tournament and several other events from the fall and spring.

2010 Spring and Fall sports highlights from Calvin College on Vimeo.

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Men’s Golf Team Featured in Michigan Golfer Magazine

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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Michigan Golfer Magazine

The 2010 Calvin men’s golf team is feature in the most recent issue of Michigan Golfer Magazine. The article, chronicling Calvin’s improbable comeback run for its first-ever MIAA title is written by Chris Lewis and can be found online at:  Michigan Golfer Magazine .  The story is found on pages 8-10. This past fall, the Calvin men’s golf team under the direction of head coach Brian Bolt captured its first-ever league title by overcoming a 19-stroke deficit on the final day of league competition, winning the conference crown by a mere two strokes over Trine University. As MIAA champions, the Knights will head to the NCAA III Championships next May 11-13 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Calvin Fall Sports Teams Establish New School Record

Sunday, November 14, 2010

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When the Calvin men’s and women’s cross country teams punched their tickets to the NCAA III Championships this past weekend at the Great Lakes Regional meet on Saturday, a new Calvin fall sports record was established. The men’s and women’s cross country teams were the fifth and sixth Calvin fall sports teams to earn spots in their respective NCAA III Championships competition, breaking the previous school record of five.

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Feels Like the First Time - Calvin Men’s Golf Team Wins First-Ever MIAA Title - Earns NCAA Bid

Saturday, October 09, 2010

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Jamboree Results

ALMA - There is a first time for everything. On Saturday, the time was right for the Calvin men’s golf team as it captured its first-ever MIAA title.

Trailing by 19 strokes heading into the eighth and final MIAA Jamboree of the season, Calvin overcame the deficit to win the league crown by two strokes over Trine University. Calvin posted a team score of 296 at Saturday’s jamboree, hosted by Alma at the Pine River Country Club. Trine posted a team score of 317, 21 strokes behind Calvin, allowing the Knights to come-from-behind in dramatic fashion. Calvin finished the season with an eight-round total of 2411 strokes with Trine second at 2413. With the MIAA title, Calvin gains its first-ever bid to the NCAA III Championships, scheduled for May 10-13 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Guilford College will serve as host with the competition slated to be held at the Grandover Resort. Hendriksma also earned a spot on the All-MIAA first team, finishing with a season average of 74.5 strokes-per-round, the second-best single-season average in Calvin men’s golf history. Doezema earned a spot on the All-MIAA second team. Calvin finished the year by winning three of the MIAA Jamborees.

Brian Bolt Audio Interview

Jess Hendriksma Audio Interview

Eric Doezema Audio Interview

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Men’s Golf Ties For Third Place at Red Poling Classic

Thursday, October 07, 2010

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DEARBORN - The Calvin men’s golf team finished in a tie for third place in a field of six teams at the Red Poling Classic Thursday at the Dearborn TPC. Calvin finished with a team score of 321 strokes. Malone (OH) took first place with a team score of 296. Calvin was led by sophomore Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) with a round of 77 while freshman Jake Hoogstrate (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) had a 79, sophomore Dave Sarkipato (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS) an 82, junior Jake DeBoer (Byron Center/South Christian HS) and 83 and freshman Ross Ryzenga (Holland/Holland Christian HS) an 88.

Calvin will now prepare for its season finale on Saturday when the Knights compete at an MIAA jamboree hosted by Alma at the Pine River Country Club at 1 p.m.

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