Men’s Golf Takes Second at Sunshine Invitational
Saturday, March 26, 2011
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - Calvin concluded competition at the Sunshine Invitational at the Wannamaker Ryder Golf Course on Friday, finishing in second place, three strokes behind Williams College in the two-day, 36-hole event.
Calvin held a five-stroke lead over Williams heading into Friday’s competition but the Ephs had a huge second day, firing a team score of 292 to nip the Knights by three in the final standings. Calvin had back-to-back solid rounds however, posting a 299 on Thursday and a 300 on Friday. The Knights were led by senior Eric Doezema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) who placed fourth in the final team standings with a 148 (73-75) while sophomore Ben Kuiper (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) tied for fifth with a 149 (76-73). Senior Jess Hendriksma (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Chrsitian HS) also came on strong Friday, finishing in ninth place individually (78-76) with a 36-hole total of 154.
Rounding out Calvin’s finishers were freshman Jake Hoogstrate (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) with a 157 (76-81), sophomore Dave Sarkipato (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS) with a 158 (82-76) and sophomore Mike Fennema (Grand Rapids/South Christian HS) with a 159 (74-85).
Jacob Wagner of Williams was the tournament medalist with a score of 146 (75-71). Trinity of Connecticut took third in the team standings with a two-day total of 629 strokes.
The Calvin men’s golf team is back in action on April 11 when it competes at the Vic Cuiss Invitational at the Jackson Country Club in Jackson, Michigan.