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Crusader Men Close Out CSU Cougar Classic
Kyle Henning shot Valpo's best round on Tuesday with a 74. (Ryan Wronkowicz)
Kyle Henning shot Valpo's best round on Tuesday with a 74. (Ryan Wronkowicz)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The Valparaiso men's golf program closed out play at the CSU Cougar Classic in Chicago, Ill. on Tuesday. Valpo, which sent two teams to the event, placed third and seventh in the 36-hole event while boasting a pair of top-five individual finishers.

The Crusaders' 'gold' team finished with a round of 309 on Tuesday to close the tournament with a 595, just one stroke out of second position and a new program best for a 36-hole tournament. Meanwhile, the 'brown' squad shot a 311 on Tuesday and finished at 616, just five shots out of the top-five. Green Bay won the team title, posting a total of 590, while Oscar Sharpe from Indian Hills C.C. earned individual medalist honors with a 142 (-2).

“The guys played hard today, and we simply came up short in trying to win the tournament,” said Crusader head coach David Gring.  “We're proud of another top-three finish, and we are looking forward to the Dayton Invitational.”

A pair of Crusaders tied for fourth place after posting scores of 147. Senior Austin Gaugert (Lake Geneva, Wis./Badger) closed with a 76 to go with Monday's 71, while junior Kyle Henning (Brookfield, Wis./East) shot Valpo's best individual round on Tuesday with a 74 to secure his top-five finish. Despite a round of 80 on Tuesday, fifth-year senior Brad Winters (Elgin, Ill./Saint Edward [Dayton]) still finished within the top-ten with a 149 to tie for ninth position.

Sophomore Eric Winters (Elgin, Ill./Saint Edward) closed the tournament with a 79 to finish at 152, tying for 19th place, while sophomore Joe Harris (Washington, Iowa/Washington) rounded out the 'gold' squad with an 81, placing in a tie for 44th at 159. Meanwhile, on the 'brown' team, freshman Matt Ward (Plainfield, Ill./South) led the way with a 151 to tie for 16th position after posting an 80 on Tuesday.

Freshman Michael Holevas (Elgin, Ill./Saint Edward) and junior Thomas Wettstein (Neenah, Wis./Xavier) finished in a tie for 25th place with a score of 154 after shooting respective rounds of 76 and 79 Tuesday. Senior Andy Webb (Bedford, Ind./North Lawrence) registered a round of 76 Tuesday to close at 157 in a tie for 37th, while senior Josh Kalita (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) tied for 60th with a 167 after shooting an 82 on Tuesday.

“Between two of our own teams, we had six scores in the 70s today,” said Gring. “With the 25-30 mph winds, the guys managed the course well. This tournament was another confidence boost for our team, and we continue to learn in every tournament that we play.”

Valparaiso closes its 2012 fall schedule next week at the Dayton Invitational. The two-day event is scheduled to start on Monday, Oct. 22.

W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay