Men’s Golf Fires Course Record Score of 294 In Winning MIAA Jamboree at Watermark Country Club
Monday, October 05, 2009
CASCADE—The Calvin men’s golf team used home course advantage to its advantage, firing a first place and course record score of 294 strokes Monday afternoon at an MIAA Jamboree hosted by the Knights at the Watermark Country Club.
The team score shattered the previous course record of 301 set by Olivet in 2005.
It also marks the first time Calvin has placed first place at an MIAA Jamboree since 2002 when the Knights also won at the Watermark Country Club.
With the finish on Monday, Calvin has widened its lead on second place in the overall MIAA standings, moving 14 strokes ahead of third place Trine. Trine trailed Calvin by just one stroke heading into Monday’s competition. The Knights still trail Hope by 14 strokes in the overall standings however.
An individual course record was also set on Monday by Trine’s Andy Wolf who fired a 70 with a front nine of 36 and a back nine of 34. Calvin junior Jess Hendriksma (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and Calvin senior Jon Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) were right behind Wolf with Hendriksma carding a score of 71 (37-34) and Kuiper a 72 (35-37). Kuiper and Wolf were in the same playing group on Monday.
Rounding out Calvin’s finishers on Monday were junior Eric Doezema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) with a 75 (40-35), freshman Dave Sarkipato (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS) with a 76 and freshman Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) with a 76. Doezema’s score was good for a tie for seventh place while Sakipato and Ben Kuiper tied for 10th place individually.
Two league jamborees remain on the schedule with the Knights scheduled to compete at a league jamboree hosted by Albion on Thursday at the Medalist Golf Club in Marshall and then returning to Holland a week from Monday to compete at a league jamboree at the Wuskowhan Golf Club. The jamboree at Wuskowhan will serve as a makeup date as the original competition was rained out last week.
MIAA JAMBOREE (hosted by Calvin at Watermark Country Club) TEAM SCORES FOR 10-5-09
OVERALL MIAA STANDINGS THROUGH 10-5-09