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Men’s Golf Captures MIAA Jamboree #7 Behind Medalist Performance by Eric Doezema

Monday, October 04, 2010

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CASCADE - The Calvin menís golf team used home course advantage to its advantage by taking first place at an MIAA jamboree hosted by the Knights at the Watermark Country Club Monday afternoon. Calvin posted a first place team score of 305 strokes led by the medalist performance of senior Eric Doezema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) who fired a one-under par round of 71. Calvin finished three strokes ahead of Trine on Monday. The Knights still trail Trine by 18 strokes heading into the final MIAA Jamboree - scheduled for this Saturday at Alma - but did move into sole possession of second place in the MIAA overall standings.

Calvin is now three strokes ahead of Hope in the overall standings and 12 strokes ahead of fourth place Adrian. Senior Jess Hendriksma (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) also had a stellar afternoon for Calvin on Saturday, firing a round of 73 that left him tied for fourth place individually. Rounding out Calvinís finishers were sophomore Dave Sarkipato (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS) with an 80, sophomore Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) with an 81 and freshman David Veen (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) with an 82.

NOTES: Doezema captured medalist honors for the first time in his collegiate career on Monday…his round of 71 matches his collegiate-best..he also had a round of 71 at the eighth and final league tournament of the year as a freshman in 2007, carding a 71 as a freshman…..Doezema is a two-sport athlete at Calvin as he has also been a member of Calvin’s ACHA Ice Hockey team….his younger sistest Elise Doezema is a member of the Calvin women’s golf team….Doezema is the third Calvin medalist in MIAA play this fall as Ben Kuiper was medalist at the third MIAA jamboree back on September 15 at the Medalist Golf Club while Jess Hendriksma shared medalist honors back on September 25 at an MIAA jamboree hosted by Adrian at the Lenawee Country Club….Calvin has now taken first place in two jamboree tournaments this fall…Calvin also took first place at the MIAA jamboree at the Medalist Golf Club (September 15) with a team score of 303…Calvin also took first place a year ago at the MIAA jamboree held at the Watermark Country Club, recording a course record score of 294….Hendriksma is now in second place in the MIAA individual standings with an average of 74.1 strokes-per-round…Kuiper and Doezema are tied for 12th (76.3) while Sarkipato is tied for 14th (77.4).

MIAA JAMBOREE #7 TEAM SCORES (10-4-10)

Calvin 305
Trine 308
Albion 309
Olivet 310
Adrian 316
Hope 316
Alma 330
Kalamazoo 343

OVERALL MIAA MEN’S GOLF STANDINGS THROUGH 10-4-10

Trine 2096
Calvin 2114
Hope 2117
Adrian 2122
Olivet 2139
Albion 2153
Alma 2228
Kalamazoo 2286

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