Men’s Golf Takes Fifth at Olivet Lou Collins Memorial Tournament
Saturday, September 01, 2012
BATTLE CREEK - Calvin had a stellar final day of competition at the Olivet College Lou Collins Memorial Tournament on Saturday to finish fifth in the final team standings. After sitting in a tie for seventh place through Friday’s competition, Calvin came back with a team score of 301 on Saturday to finish with a final 36-hole score of 614 strokes, one stroke behind fourth place Alma.
Calvin had five players fire sub-80 rounds on Saturday led by senior Dave Sarkipato (Kalamazoo Christian HS) who had a 74 while senior Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids Christian HS) and sophomore Michael Wierenga (South Christian HS) had rounds of 75. Junior Ross Ryzenga (Holland Christian HS) and sophomore James Van Noord (Troy Athens HS) had rounds of 77. Kuiper finished in 19th place individually with a two-day total of 151 strokes.
Indiana Wesleyan took first place in the final team standings with a 36-hole total of 582 strokes while Owens CC and Madonna were tied for second (600).
Calvin will now prepare to compete at the first MIAA Jamboree of the year next week. The jamboree will be held on September 8 at the Milham Park Golf Club in Kalamazoo.