Calvins' Ben VanScoyk Named Division III Ping Second Team All-American

Calvins' Ben VanScoyk Named Division III Ping Second Team All-American


Recent Calvin College graduate Ben VanScoyk has been named a Division III Ping Second Team All-American by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

A native of Grand Rapids and a graduate of Grand Rapids Christian High School, VanScoyk is the first Division III All-American in Calvin golf history.

VanScoyk completed a memorable 2017-18 campaign last month at the NCAA III Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina.

At the NCAA III Championships, VanScoyk finished the four-day, 72-hole tournament tied for 24th, shooting a six-over par total of 294 strokes. VanScoyk made the two-day cut by winning a memorable four-man playoff with a birdie on the third playoff hole.

"I am thrilled to see Ben to receive this honor," said Calvin men's golf coach Brian Bolt. "Ben is not only a great golfer but also a great golfer. It is a tremendous honor for him to become the first Calvin golf All-American. He is well-deserving of this award and I am very happy for him."

This past fall, VanScoyk helped the Calvin men's golf team claim its first MIAA regular season title since 2012.

Over the course of the season, VanScoyk averaged 72.78 strokes-per-round. During the MIAA fall season, he landed a spot on the All-MIAA first team for the third consecutive year, finishing tied for second in the final MIAA fall standings with a league scoring average of 71.8 strokes-per-round.