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Valpo men finish fourth at Detroit Titans Invitational
Thomas Wettstein finished sixth individually at the Detroit Titans Invitational.
Thomas Wettstein finished sixth individually at the Detroit Titans Invitational.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Valparaiso men’s golf team posted a final-round score of 302, which was the third-best team score of the final round, to finish in fourth place at the Detroit Titans Invitational played at Prestwick Village GC in Highland, Mich. on Saturday morning.

The Crusaders finished with a final team score of 906. Detroit claimed the team title with a total score of 872. A second Valparaiso squad finished in 10th position.

“This weekend was the most challenging weather we have played in in over two years, and I’m proud of the efforts by both teams this weekend,” said Valparaiso head coach David Gring.

Junior Thomas Wettstein (Neenah, Wis./Xavier) posted a three-under par round of 69 to finish in a tie for sixth with a score of 217. His final round score tied for the lowest round of the tournament.

Senior Josh Kalita (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) shot a final round 73 to finish in ninth. His three-round total was a three-over 219.

“Thomas and Josh both had a very solid tournament despite snow, rain and wind this weekend,” Gring said.

Senior Austin Gaugert (Lake Geneva, Wis./Badger) totaled a 73 for his best round of the tournament and finished 14th at 222.

Senior Andy Webb (Bedford, Ind./North Lawrence) finished with a total score of 230, while sophomore Joe Harris (Washington, Iowa/Washington) posted a score of 233.

“We had terrific individual performances today,” Gring said. “Our team showed its depth, with both teams finishing with a 302 total."

Valparaiso returns to action on Saturday, April 20 with the first day of the Wolfpack Spring Open in Raleigh, N.C.