The Valparaiso University men’s golf team finished with a 54-hole team score of 921 at the Crusader Collegiate following Wednesday’s third round, placing third in the event. Valpo rounded out the tournament with its best round as a team, posting a 300 on the final day of competition at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton, Ind.
Just six strokes separate the four participating teams through two rounds at the Crusader Collegiate, the season-opening tournament hosted by the Valparaiso University men’s golf team at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton, Ind. The Crusaders posted a 36-hole team score of 621 on Tuesday and are tied for second place going into Wednesday’s third and final round.
The first of 11 tournaments that will comprise the 2017-18 Valparaiso University men’s golf season will commence on Tuesday morning, as Valpo hosts the second annual Crusader Collegiate at Sand Creek Country Club.
Continuing the #ValpoInTheValley series, which will take a look at each of the Missouri Valley Conference’s 17 sports, are men’s and women’s golf. Learn about the landscape of The Valley in the pair of sports and hear from men’s head coach David Gring and women’s head coach Jonathan Haas as they talk about what their respective programs are looking forward to entering the first season of MVC competition and who will lead the way in 2017-18 for their teams.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team continued to rack up academic accolades on Wednesday as the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars for the 2016-2017 academic and athletic year. A pair of graduated Valpo seniors – Nick Seitz and Peter Webb – both achieved the honor.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team was recognized by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) on Wednesday for its continued excellence in the classroom. The Crusaders received President’s Special Recognition, an honor given to teams who achieve a team grade point average of 3.5 or better.
The Raise Your Sights award winners have been announced for the 2016-17 season. The honor is given annually to the best sport teams academically and is based on combined grade point average (GPA) from the current academic year. The award recognizes the top academic male and female team from each Horizon League institution.