Men’s Golf Captures Title of Lou Collins Memorial Tournament
Saturday, September 03, 2011
BATTLE CREEK - The Calvin men’s golf team completed a big weekend at the Olivet College Lou Collins Memorial Invitational, winning the tournament with a two-day total of 597 strokes. Calvin has competed at the tournament for several years and it is believed that this is the first time the Knights have finished as tournament champions. Calvin opened the tournament with a team score of 300 on Friday and came back with a sizzling score of 297 on Saturday. The two-day total of 597 allowed the Knights to finish four strokes ahead of non-conference rival Wheaton.
Junior Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) led the Knights with a 74 on Saturday to finish second in the final individual standings with a two-day total of 143 strokes. Vince Carango of Madonna was the tournament medalist with a 36-hole total of 139 strokes.
Freshman Michael Wierenga (Caledonia/South Christian HS) also had a sterling tournament, firing a 72 on Saturday, one day after carding a round of 74 to finish tied for third in the final individual standings with a 147.
Junior Dave Sarkipato (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS) also had a top-10 individual finish, placing in a tie for seventh at 150, carding rounds of 76 and 74. Senior Jake DeBoer (Byron Center/South Christian HS) had a 77 on Saturday after shooting 80 on Friday to finish tied for 31st (157). Sophomore Jake Hoogstrate (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) added an 81 on Saturday to finish with a tournament total of 161 (80-81-161).