The Valparaiso University men’s golf program officially welcomed its newest member on Wednesday as Alex Heck (Greenwood, Ind. / Center Grove) has signed his National Letter of Intent to join the team for the 2020-2021 academic and athletic year.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team closed out a strong fall season on Tuesday with a quality final day at the Bubba Barnett Intercollegiate, hosted by Arkansas State at RidgePointe Country Club in Jonesboro. Valpo secured a Top 5 finish thanks to its best round of the event.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team sits in the middle of the pack in a competitive field through two rounds of the Bubba Barnett Intercollegiate, hosted by Arkansas State. The team was led by freshman Caleb VanArragon (Blaine, Minn. / Blaine) on the first day of competition at Ridgepointe Country Club in Jonesboro, Ark. on Monday.
After taking medalist honors for the first time in his collegiate career, Valparaiso University men’s golf sophomore Garrett Willis (Fort Wayne, Ind. / Homestead) was named a Missouri Valley Conference Golfer of the Week on Wednesday. He shared the weekly men’s golf honor with Illinois State’s David Perkins, who finished third with a 202 (-11) at the Bearcat Invitational.
Sophomore Garrett Willis (Fort Wayne, Ind. / Homestead) became the first Valparaiso University men’s golfer to win medalist honors since 2017 on Tuesday, headlining a banner day for the program at the Zach Johnson Invitational, which was hosted by Drake at Glen Oaks Country Club in West Des Moines, Iowa. Freshman Caleb VanArragon (Blaine, Minn. / Blaine) finished tied for second, while the team grabbed the runner-up distinction in the 15-squad, 74-player field.
For the second consecutive tournament, the Valparaiso University men’s golf team finds itself very much involved in a tight race for the team title entering the final round. Valpo led the 12-team field through one round on Monday at the Zach Johnson Invitational hosted by Drake at Glen Oaks Country Club in West Des Moines, Iowa. After Round 2, the Brown & Gold are part of a three-way tie for second, two strokes behind first-place Loyola.
A razor-tight finish saw the Valparaiso University men’s golf team tie for the runner-up position with North Dakota State, just five strokes behind team champion Wright State at the 15-team Crusader Collegiate, which concluded on Tuesday afternoon at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton. Valpo was neck-and-neck for the tournament lead throughout the round as the team title came down to the final hole of the day.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team utilized a glowing front nine in Monday’s afternoon round to erase an early deficit and climb into second place in a 15-team field through 36 holes at the Crusader Collegiate. Valpo went three under as a team for the day in the fourth annual event hosted at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton.
The fourth annual Crusader Collegiate hosted by the Valparaiso University men’s golf team is set to get underway on Monday morning.