MARSHALL, Mich. – The Calvin men's golf team took second place at the MIAA Jamboree #3 hosted by Albion at The Medalist Golf Club.
A spread of nine teams competed and winning the jamboree was Hope College with a total of 302 strokes. Calvin was just five strokes behind at 308 followed by Trine University at 312.
Calvin senior Sam Kuiper (Grand Rapids, Mich. / Grand Rapids Christian) shared today's medalist honors as he tied for first place with Hope's Josh Gibson at 73 strokes.
Freshman Kasen Anderson (Stillwater, MN. / St. Croix Preparatory Academy) was next for the Knights with a fourth-place finish overall at 75 strokes. Also scoring for Calvin was freshman Mike Battiste (Grand Rapids, Mich. / Forest Hills Central) at 79 strokes and senior Alec DeJonge (Niles, Mich. / Brandywine) at 81 strokes. Sophomore Sam Holland (Novi, Mich. / Detroit Catholic Central) carded a score of 81. Competing individually for the Knights was freshman Andrew Lack (Northville, Mich. / Detroit Catholic Central) who shot a 78.
Calvin head coach Brian Bolt stated, "As a team, we had some really good performances on the day when scoring was tough. Sam Kuiper was co-medalist which is a great achievement on a day like today. We were somewhat disappointed in our team score and second place finish, but we showed signs of growth and improvement throughout our year and demonstrated that we are capable of competing at the top of our league. We are eager to get after it at Watermark on Monday."
Calvin will next compete in the MIAA Fall Tournament #4 at Watermark Country Club on Monday October 1stat 1 p.m.