BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – The Calvin men's golf team took first place on the first day of the two-day MIAA Fall Finish. The Knights recorded a combined round of 297 strokes, one better than second-place Hope at 298. The Knights now stand in second place in the MIAA, two strokes ahead of Kalamazoo at 1491 strokes.
"I am really happy with how we played today," said head coach Brian Bolt. "We had some great rounds today. It is nice that we were able to put these rounds together. We now have to get ready for Saturday."
Junior John Van Noord (Troy, Mich./Oakland Christian) recorded the lowest round of the day at 70 strokes. Noah Weigel of Hope also recorded a round of 70 on Friday. Van Noord has the third-lowest MIAA total score of the year, averaging a round of 72.8 in MIAA play.
Junior Ben VanScoyk (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) tallied a round of 73 on Friday to sit tied for fifth place.
In 12th place was freshman Joshua Song (Diamond Bar, Calif./Diamond Bar), who recorded a round of 76.
Shooting a round of 78 was sophomore Sam Kuiper (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian), who standing tied for 16th place.
Sophomore Alex DeJonge (Niles, Mich./Niles) shot a round of 79 to finish tied for 19th place.
Junior Alex Wagner (Pentwater, Mich./Pentwater) shot an unattached round of 80.
The Knights finish the Fall on Saturday at the MIAA Fall Finish.
1 Calvin College 297 +9
2 Hope College 298 +10
3 Kalamazoo College 300 +12
4 Adrian College 316 +28
5 Albion College 318 +30
6 Trine University 322 +34
7 Alma College 328 +40
8 Olivet College 339 +51