Men’s Golf Takes Second at Final MIAA Jamboree - Finishes Second in Final League Standings
Monday, October 07, 2013
The Calvin men’s golf team took second at the eighth and final MIAA Jamboree of the year on Monday afternoon, posting a team score of 314 at its home course the Watermark Country Club.
With its second place performance, Calvin finishes second in the final MIAA regular season standings, 21 strokes behind MIAA champion Hope. In finishing second, Calvin clinches a spot in the MIAA Spring Tournament for the third consecutive year and will host one of the three 18-hole rounds that make up the MIAA Spring Tournament. The MIAA Spring Tournament includes the top four teams from the MIAA fall regular season with the winner of the spring tournament receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament. Hope will host the final two 18-hole rounds of the spring tournament with Trine and Adrian also participating in the four-team field.
Calvin handled brisk winds and cool conditions on Monday to remain in second place, finishing five strokes ahead of third place Trine.
Junior James Van Noord (Troy/Troy Athens HS) led Calvin on Monday with a round of 77 that was good for a tie for sixth place. It also allowed him to finish in second place in the final MIAA individual standings with an average of 74.6 strokes-per-round. Van Noord’s average matches the third-best single-season MIAA (fall) average in Calvin men’s golf history.
Senior Mark Allen (Oconomowoc, WI/Lake Country Lutheran HS) had a 78 on Monday to finish in a tie for 10th place individually. Sophomore Justin Crow (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) was next with a 79 while senior Jake Hoogstrate (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) had an 80.
MIAA JAMBOREE #8 TEAM SCORES FOR 10-7-13
MIAA MEN’S GOLF FINAL SEASON STANDINGS
1. Hope 2435
2. Calvin 2456
3. Trine 2461
4. Adrian 2491
5. Kalamazoo 2530
6. Albion 2550
7. Alma 2554
8. Olivet 2577