BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – The Calvin men's golf team finished second at the first day of the MIAA Fall Tournament on Friday at 291 strokes. Hope finished in first place at 289 strokes. The Knights hold an eight-stroke-lead heading into the final round of MIAA competition at 1453 strokes.
"We played well throughout our lineup," said head coach Dr. Brian Bolt. "We fell short of our score goal. The path to victory is clear, and we are ready to forge it tomorrow."
The senior duo of Ben VanScoyk (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) and John Van Noord (Troy, Mich./Oakland Christian) finished tied for fourth place with a round of 71 on Friday. The senior duo are averaging 71.8 strokes in MIAA play, one stroke behind the defending national champion, Josh Gibson.
Finishing tied for ninth place was junior Alec DeJonge (Niles, Mich./Bradywine) at 74 strokes. One stroke behind was junior Sam Kuiper (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) with a round of 75 in 11th place.
Freshman Sam Holland (Novi, Mich./Detroit Catholic Central) tallied a round of 76, finishing tied for 17th place.
Senior Matthew Lumbantoruan (Jakarta, Indonesia/Morning Star Academy) walked into the clubhouse on Friday with 77 strokes in 20th place.
Daniel Settecerri of Hope was the Friday medalist at 69 strokes.
The MIAA champion will be determined on Saturday at the Battle Creek Country Club.