Men’s Golf Takes First Place at MIAA Jamboree - Moves Into Share of Overall Lead in MIAA Standings
Saturday, September 15, 2012
ADRIAN - Calvin came up big in the second MIAA Jamboree of the year, firing a first place team score of 295 strokes at the Lenawee Country Club. The first place score vaults the Knights into a tie for first place in the overall team standings with Trine University. Through two league tournaments, Calvin and Trine have totals of 604 strokes 10 strokes ahead of third place Adrian.
The MIAA fall men’s golf season consists of eight league tournaments with the top four teams at the conclusion of the fall season advancing to the 54-hole MIAA spring tournament which determines the league’s automatic qualifier to the NCAA III Tournament.
Sophomore James Van Noord (Troy/Troy Athens HS) led Calvin with a score of 72 that allowed him to finish in a three-way tie for first place medalist honors. All five golfers in Calvin’s starting lineup fired rounds under 80 as senior Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) had a 73, junior Mark Allen (Oconomowoc, WI/Lake Country Lutheran HS) a 74, senior Dave Sarkipato (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS) a 76 and sophomore Michael Wierenga (Caledonia/South Christian HS) a 78. Wierenga had a special moment with a hole-in-one on the par 3 12th hole.
Serving as an alternate, junior Jake Hoogstrate (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) had a 73.
Calvin is back in action next Wednesday when it competes at an MIAA Jamboree hosted by Olivet at the Bedford Valley Country Club.
MIAA JAMBOREE TEAM SCORES FOR 9-15-12 (at Lenawee Country Club, Adrian, Mich.)