Calvin Captures Knight Invite Title

Calvin Captures Knight Invite Title
PIERSON, Mich. - The Calvin men's golf team captured the championship of its own Knight Invitational Tuesday afternoon at Pilgrim's Run Golf Club, posting a team score of 304 strokes.

The Knights finished one stroke ahead of rival Hope in the team standings as the Flying Dutchmen were second (305) in the field of eight teams.

Junior John Van Noord (Troy, Mich./Oakland Christian HS) led the charge for Calvin with a even par round of 73 that was good for second place individually. Sophomore Alec DeJonge (Niles, Mich./Niles HS) tied for fourth individually with a round of 75. Junior Ben VanScoyk (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) tied for seventh with a round of 77.

Sophomore Sam Kuiper (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) tied for 12th place individually with a round of 79. Freshman Josh Song (Diamond Bar, Ca./Diamond Bar HS) rounded out Calvin's starting lineup, firing a score of 85.

Competing individually, junior Matthew Lumbatoruan (Jakarta, Indonesia/Morningstar Academy) had an 85,  Alex Wagner (Pentwater, Mich./Pentwater HS) an 86 and sophomore Mitchell Knoor (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) and 87.

Kade Hoeksema of Hope was the tournament medalist with a round of 72.

"It was a beautiful day to play golf," said Calvin men's golf coach Brian Bolt after the tournament. "We had good performances up and down our lineup. We are happy to get the win and we will keep on working to get better."

Calvin will now prepare to host the opening MIAA Spring Qualifier round on Saturday at the Watermark Country Club at 1 p.m.