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Calvin Men’s Golf Team Prepares to Compete at NCAA III Championships

Sunday, May 12, 2013

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DESTIN, FL - The Calvin men’s golf team will make it second appearance in the NCAA III Tournament this week. Led by head coach Brian Bolt, the Knights will begin play on Tuesday afternoon at 12:50 p.m. Competing for the Calvin men’s golf team will be seniors Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and Dave Sarkipato (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS), juniors Jake Hoogstrate (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and Mark Allen (Oconomowoc, WI/Lake Country Lutheran HS) and sophomore James Van Noord (Troy/Troy Athens HS).

Competition will take place at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Florida. Methodist University (NC) will serve as host. Calvin will open play on Tuesday afternoon and will be joined by teams from St. John Fisher and Rutgers-Camden. On Wednesday, Calvin will tee off with the same three teams beginning at 8:20 a.m.

Calvin is one of 41 teams competing at the four-day event. After Wednesday’s 18-hole round, the 41-team field will be pared down to 15.

Calvin earned an automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament by winning the 54-hole MIAA spring tournament last month, finishing five strokes ahead of Adrian. Calvin will be making its second appearance in the last three years at the NCAA III Championships. In 2010, Calvin competed but did not advance beyond the second day of competition.

THE CALVIN COLLEGE LINEUP

Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS)
*Member of 2012 Ping Great Lakes All-Region team
*2012 MIAA scoring average of 75.6
Medalist during 3rd MIAA Fall Tournament in 2012
*2011 & 2012 1st team All-MIAA
*Medalist at 2012 Furniture City Classic
*2011 MIAA scoring average of 74.6
*2011 MIAA Most Valuable Golfer
*2010 MIAA Scoring Average of 76.9
*2011 Vic Cuiss All-Tournament Team Selection
*2009 MIAA Season Scoring Average of 79.1

Dave Sarkipato (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS)
*Two-time medalist during 2013 MIAA Spring Tournament competition
*Medalist during 4th MIAA Fall Tournament in 2012
*2nd Team All-MIAA selection in 2011 & 2012
*2012 MIAA Scoring Average of 76.7
*2011 MIAA Scoring Average of 77.2
*2010 MIAA Scoring Average of 77.1
*2009 MIAA Scoring Average of 77.1

Jake Hoogstrate (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS)

*Moved into Calvin starting lineup at mid-point of 2012 MIAA fall season.
*Led Calvin at fourth MIAA Jamboree of 2012 fall season with round of 72.
*Led Calvin at eighth and final MIAA Jamboree of 2012 fall season with round of 79.
*Took second at 2012 Furniture City Classic

Mark Allen (Oconomoc, WI/Lake Country Lutheran HS)
*Moved into Calvin starting lineup at second MIAA Jamboree of 2012 fall season, finishing sixth with round of 74.
*Tied for second at fourth MIAA Jamboree of 2012 fall season with round of 75.

James Van Noord (Troy/Troy Athens HS)

*Moved into Calvin starting lineup as freshman during fall 2011 season.
*Took second at 2012 Bill Gettig Invitational hosted by Trine University.
*Posted 2012 MIAA fall scoring average of 77.5.
*Shared MIAA medalist honors at second MIAA Jamboree during 2012 fall season with round of 72.

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