Golfstat National Ranking, Productive Fall Season Build Excitement as Valpo Men’s Golf Releases Spring Slate
After an abbreviated fall season featured a team tournament title at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club, the Valparaiso University men’s golf team enters the spring slate with even more reason for optimism.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf program has announced the addition of a trio of incoming freshmen for the 2021-22 academic and athletic year. Anthony Delisanti (Sanborn, N.Y. / Niagara Wheatfield), Sam Booth (Carmel, Ind. / Carmel) and Grant Norman (Fort Wayne, Ind. / Blackhawk Christian) have signed to continue their careers with head coach Dave Gring’s program.
Garrett Willis of Valpo men's golf and WVUR joined Brandon Vickrey for Valpo All-Access to discuss his ability to balance his passions for golf and sports broadcasting at Valpo.
Sophomore Caleb VanArragon (Blaine, Minn. / Blaine) led the way as the Valparaiso University men’s golf team closed out the fall schedule on Thursday with a dual match against Missouri Valley Conference foe Drake at Spirit Hollow Golf Course in Burlington, Iowa. The match presented one final chance to take the course against outside competition during a fall schedule that was reduced by the COVID-19 pandemic and highlighted by a team title at the Flyer Intercollegiate.
Valparaiso University men’s golf junior Garrett Willis (Fort Wayne, Ind. / Homestead) was named a Missouri Valley Conference Performer of the Week, presented by Libman, on Tuesday.
A team effort that saw all seven participating Valparaiso University men’s golfers finish in the top 12 including six in the top 10 propelled the team to the Flyer Intercollegiate title on Tuesday at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Lemont, Ill. Individual medalist Garrett Willis (Fort Wayne, Ind. / Homestead) led a balanced effort from head coach Dave Gring’s squad.
Led by the play of sophomore Caleb VanArragon (Blaine, Minn. / Blaine), the Valparaiso University men’s golf team owns the top spot on the team leaderboard through 36 holes at the season-opening Lewis Flyer Intercollegiate. VanArragon also possesses the individual lead through Monday’s action at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Lemont, Ill.
The season may not be starting on time or featuring a complete fall slate, but the fact that it’s starting at all is reason to rejoice for the Valparaiso University men’s golf program.
The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s golf programs have announced plans for competition this fall. They will become the first Valpo teams to compete in outside competition during the 2020-2021 academic and athletic year.