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Men’s Golf Places Ninth at Olivet College Lou Collins Memorial Classic

Saturday, September 05, 2009

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BATTLE CREEK—Calvin finished in ninth place in the final standings of the two-day Olivet College Lou Collins Memorial Classic held at the Bedford Valley Country Club, posting a two-day team score of 614 strokes. After an opening day total of 304 strokes, Calvin came up with a second day total of 310 strokes.

Freshman Dave Sarkipato (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS) and senior Jon Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) both had rounds of 75 with Sarkipato finishing in a tie for sixth place individually in the final standings. Senior Kyle Harvey (Willard, OH/Willard HS) also had a 78 while junior Jess Hendriksma (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and freshman Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) had rounds of 82.

Calvin also had a second team competing at the tournament which placed 12th with a two-day total of 624 (315-309). Sophomore Jake DeBoer (Byron Center/South Christian HS) led the backup squad with rounds of 76 and 75. Also competing for the backup team were senior Tyler Smies (Sheboygan, WI/Sheboygan County Christian HS) with rounds of 78 and 79, sophomore Eric Doezema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) with rounds of 83 and 75, sophomore Brennan Volbeda (Holland/Holland Christian HS) with scores of 78 and 80 and freshman Michael Fennema (Grand Rapids/South Christian HS) with rounds of 83 and 80.

Indiana Wesleyan won the tournament with a final total of 580 strokes (291, 289) with Jimmy Velmen of Madonna earning tournament medalist honors with a tournament score of 142 (70-72).

Calvin returns to action on Tuesday when it competes at the first MIAA outing of the year. The outing like this weekend, will be held at the Bedford Valley Country Club with Olivet serving as host.

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