Men’s Golf Opens Season With Strong First Day Showing at Olivet College Lou Collins Memorial Invite
Friday, September 04, 2009
BATTLE CREEK—Calvin opened the 2009 season in strong fashion, posting a team score of 304 strokes which has the Knights tied for sixth place in a field of 14 teams through day one of the Lou Collins Memorial Invitational hosted by Olivet College.
Freshman Dave Sarkipato (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS) led the way for the Knights on Friday with a sterling round of 71, leaving him in a tie for third place individually. Senior Jon Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) also had a big day for the Knights with a round of 75. Rounding out Calvin’s finishers on Friday were junior Jess Hendriksma (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) with a 78, senior Kyle Harvey (Willard, OH/Willard HS) with an 80 and freshman Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) with an 81.
Indiana Wesleyan currently leads the two-day competition with a first day total of 291. Calvin trails fifth place Albion by one stroke and is one stroke ahead of eighth place Hope.