A record-setting rookie season for freshman men’s golfer Caleb VanArragon (Blaine, Minn./Blaine) culminated Tuesday with one of the conference’s highest honors, as VanArragon was named the 2020 MVC Newcomer of the Year. VanArragon also represented Valpo as one of five golfers on the MVC All-Conference Team.
Alex Heck (Greenwood, Ind. / Center Grove) wasn’t able to close out his high school career in traditional fashion due to the cancellation of the 2020 Indiana High School Athletic Association spring season, but the incoming Valparaiso University men’s golf freshman wrapped up his prep tenure in style this week.
A pair of individuals who have exemplified the Valparaiso University men’s golf program’s commitment to excellence both on the course and in the classroom were recognized by the Missouri Valley Conference on Thursday.
Caleb VanArragon (Blaine, Minn. / Blaine) added another Top-10 finish to his season resume this week at the Orlando Invitational hosted by George Mason at Mission Inn in Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla. The freshman led the way for the Valparaiso University men’s golf team, which finished with a team score 942 over 54 holes for the tournament.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team was led by Caleb VanArragon (Blaine, Minn. / Blaine) on the opening day of the Orlando Invitational hosted by George Mason at Mission Inn in Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla. The Valpo freshman is tied for fifth of 68 on the individual leaderboard.
A week that already included a team championship and a third-place individual finish got even sweeter for Valparaiso University men’s golfer Caleb VanArragon (Blaine, Minn. / Blaine) on Wednesday.
When Valparaiso University men’s golfers return to campus following this weekend’s stay in Savannah, Ga., they will bring championship hardware with them. Valpo earned the team title in the 19-team event, finishing the 54 holes with a team score of 869 (+5), tying for the third-best mark in relation to par in program history.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team utilized an impressive second-round performance to climb from tied for 10th to tied for first in the 19-team Invitation at Savannah Harbor at The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah Ga. on Saturday. Valpo had the best Round 2 score of any competing team by posting a 283 in the afternoon session.