Men’s Golf Holds Day One Lead at Sunshine Invitational
Friday, March 25, 2011
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - Through the first day of competition, the Calvin men’s golf team is in first place at the Sunshine Invitational. The Knights carded a team score of 299 strokes on Thursday afternoon at the Wannamaker Ryder Golf Course with Williams second (304) and Trinity College (CT) third (313).
The tournament format allows for six individuals to compete with the toup four individuals counting towards the team score. Calvin had five of its six golfers fire sub-80 rounds led by senior Eric Doezema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) who had a round of 73 that was good for second place individually. Sophomore Mike Fennema (Grand Rapids/South Christian HS) had his best performance of the season, carding a 74 that was good for a third place tie while sophomore Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and freshman Jake Hoogstrate (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapdis Christian HS) had rounds of 76.
Rounding out Calvin’s finishers on Thursday were senior Jess Henriksma (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) with a 78 and sophomore Dave Sarkipato (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS) with an 82.
Competition will continue and conclude tomorrow afternoon. The Sunshine Invitational is one of five spring tournaments Calvin is competing in prior to competing at the NCAA III Championships May 13-16 in Greensboro, North Carolina.