Valpo Finishes 13th at Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Valpo Finishes 13th at Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational
Andy Webb shot a final round 71 for the Crusaders on Sunday.

Valparaiso moved up one position in the final standings on Sunday to finish in 13th place at the Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational held at Delaware Country Club in Muncie, Ind.

The Crusaders shot a final round 376, the team’s lowest of the event, to finish at 1,153, one stroke behind Cincinnati and Dayton for 11th place.

Louisville won the team title by 10 shots over Austin Peay, finishing the 54-hole tournament at 1,090 as five scores counted out of the team’s six players.

Andy Webb (Bedford, Ind./North Lawrence H.S.) led Valpo in the final round with a one-over par 71 on the 6,438-yard, par-70 course.  Webb finished at 235 for the tournament, tied for third on the Valpo roster.

Brad Winters (Elgin, Ill./Saint Edward H.S.) led the way for the Crusaders in the tournament, tying for 35th place with a three-round total of 227.  He fired his second consecutive 74 on Sunday to conclude the event.

Thomas Wettstein (Neenah, Wis./Xavier H.S.) carded a final round 76 to finish at 232 while Kyle Henning (Brookfield, Wis./East H.S.) matched Webb at 235 with his 77 on Sunday.  Austin Gaugert (Lake Geneva, Wis./Badger H.S.) fired a final round 78 to shoot 238 while Josh Kalita (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton H.S.) carded an 84 to post 236.

Chris Malec of Louisville won the tournament at even par 210, a two-stroke victory over teammate Justin Dorward.

Valparaiso will return to action Friday through Sunday at the 2012 Horizon League Golf Championships held in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.  Friday’s opening round begins at 9 a.m.