Sep 25, 2017
WEST OLIVE, Mich. - The Calvin men's golf team extended its lead in the MIAA overall standings with a first place finish at an MIAA Jamboree hosted by Hope Monday afternoon at the Wuskowhan Player's Club.
Calvin posted a first place team score of 285 strokes, four strokes ahead of Hope. Calvin now holds a nine-stroke lead over Hope after three league tournaments. Calvin has taken first in all three tournaments, tying for first place in the opening tournament and then winning each of the next two tournaments outright.
Calvin senior John Van Noord (Troy, Mich./Oakland Christian HS) led the way on Monday with a two-under par round of 69 to claim tournament medalist honors. Van Noord sank several clutch puts during his round.
Senior Ben VanScoyk (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) tied for third place individually in Monday's tournament with a round of 71. Junior Alec DeJonge (Niles, Mich./Brandywine HS) was also stellar with a round of 72 that tied for sixth place.
Right behind was junior Sam Kuiper (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian HS) with a 73 that was good for ninth.
Freshman Sam Holland (Novi, Mich./Detroit Catholic Central HS) added a 79 to round out Calvin's finishers.
Van Noord and VanScoyk now lead the MIAA individual standings overall with a three-round average of 71.0 strokes-per-round.
"We are very happy with our rounds today," said Calvin men's golf coach Brian Bolt. "We got off to a rough start, but the guys played with a lot of grit. Everyone fought back and the scores showed it. We will enjoy this and then get focused quickly on the work ahead."
The next MIAA Jamboree is scheduled for October 2 with Kalamazoo severing as host at the Kalamazoo Country Club.
MIAA OVERALL (54 HOLES) TEAM STANDINGS THROUGH 9-25-17