GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Calvin men's golf bid for the MIAA automatic bid for the NCAA Championships fell short on Saturday at Watermark Country Club. The Knights shot a combined round of 315 strokes to finish the day in third place. No. 11 Hope finished the day at 311 strokes in first place and secured the bid at 889 strokes, with Calvin finishing second at 902 strokes.
"Today was tough," said head coach Dr. Brian Bolt. "First off, I would like to thank our seniors; they have had an incredible career here at Calvin. I am proud of what they have accomplished here. Obviously, this was not the outcome we wanted, we will have to remember this and use this to prepare for next year."
Senior Ben VanScoyk (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) led the way for Calvin on Saturday with a four-over-par round of 76 on Saturday, to finish tied for second place on Saturday.
Senior John Van Noord (Troy, Mich./Oakland Christian) recorded a round of 78 on Saturday afternoon.
Junior Sam Kuiper (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) finished one stroke behind at 79.
Freshman Sam Holland (Novi, Mich./Detroit Catholic Central) shot a round of 82, for the second-straight day.
Senior Matthew Lumbantoruan walked into the club house at 85 strokes.