The Valparaiso University men’s golf team was recognized this week as the Golf Coaches Association of America announced its 2018-2019 team academic award winners.
Valparaiso University men’s golf senior Mitchell Wittmann (Kaukauna, Wis. / Kaukauna) added one more academic and athletic accomplishment to his collegiate resume as the Missouri Valley Conference unveiled its 2019 Scholar-Athlete teams on Friday.
Seven athletic programs from Valparaiso University have received the NCAA Public Recognition Award for outstanding academic performance.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team closed out the 2018-19 season with Tuesday’s third and final round of the Missouri Valley Conference Championship at The Club at Porto Cima in Sunrise Beach, Mo. Valpo’s top three finishers were underclassmen, led by freshman Garrett Willis (Fort Wayne, Ind. / Homestead), who finished tied for 10th overall. Two freshmen finished with single-season scoring averages that rank in the Top 10 in program history, setting up a bright future for Valpo golf.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team finds itself in the middle of the pack after one day of competition at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship in Sunrise Beach, Mo. After turning in the best round of the day by any Valpo golfer on Monday afternoon, freshman Garrett Willis (Fort Wayne, Ind. / Homestead) enters Tuesday in the Top 10 in the individual standings.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team put together a quality round at the Wright State Invitational in Springboro, Ohio on Monday. Valpo trimmed nine strokes off its first-round score to vault to fourth place in the 12-team event. Jack Juskow (Greenville, S.C. / Hamilton Southeastern) cracked the program record book with his round on Monday.
Freshman Garrett Willis (Fort Wayne, Ind. / Homestead) continued his recent solid play, leading the Valparaiso University men’s golf team in the opening round of the Wright State Invitational on Sunday at Heatherwoode Golf Club in Springboro, Ohio. The participating teams were slated to play two rounds on Sunday, but the second round was canceled due to rain. The event has been shortened to a 36-hole format with the final round being played as scheduled on Monday.
As the Valparaiso University men’s golf team has continued its tradition of success both on the course and in the classroom over the last four seasons, senior Mitchell Wittmann (Kaukauna, Wis. / Kaukauna) has been a major factor.
One Valparaiso University men’s golfer turned in a career low, while two others closed out Top 10 finishes on Tuesday morning at the Butler Spring Invitational hosted at Highland Golf and Country Club in Indianapolis.