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Men’s Golf Captures Sunshine Invitational Title

Friday, March 23, 2012

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PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - The Calvin men’s golf team captured first place at the two-day, 36-hole Sunshine Invitational on Friday. After opening with an 18-hole round team score of 311 at the Wannamaker Golf Course on Thursday, Calvin came back with a score of 298 on Friday at the Ryder Golf Course to finish with a final total of 609 strokes.

Williams was second at 626 with Trinity of Connecticut third at 631.

Freshman Michael Wierenga (Caledonia, South Christian HS) had a big day on Friday with a round of 73 to lead the Knights. Freshman James VanNoord (Troy/Troy Athens HS) was close behind with a 74 while sophomore Ross Ryzenga (Holland/Holland Christian HS) had another strong outing with a score of 75. Freshman Jon Cook (Muskegon/Western Michigan Christian HS) also posted a score of 75 while sophomore Mark Allen (Oconomowoc, WI/Lake Country Lutheran HS) had an 80 and junior Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) an 81.

Competing as individuals for Calvin were senior Brian Haverdink (Holland/Holland Christian HS) with a 75, senior Jake DeBoer (Byron Center/South Christian HS) with a 78, sophomore Jake Hoogstrate (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) with a 79 and sophomore Kory Kiefer (Howell/Detroit Catholic Central HS) with an 80.

Ryzenga finished in second place in the final tournament standings with a two-day total of 151 strokes (75-76) and earned a spot on the all-tournament team. Cook finished tied for third with a total of 154 strokes (79-75) and also earned a spot on the all-tournament team. Wierenga finished tied for sixth at 155 (82-73) while Kuiper (76-81) and Haverdink (82-75) were tied for eighth at 157.

Calvin is back in action on April 10 when it competes at the Vic Cuiss Invitational in Jackson.

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2 comments on "Men’s Golf Captures Sunshine Invitational Title"
  • Congratulations to the Calvin Golf Team.  Must have been the Oreo’s in the car on the way down!!

    Way to go Jonathan Cook!!!!  The new clubs are working!!


    MOM and DAD

    Posted by June Cook on 03/28 at 09:27 AM
  • Congratulations. It must have been the dinner the night before.

    Port St Lucie Calvin Golf Supporters

    Posted by Ken Olthoff on 03/24 at 05:33 PM