Crusader Men Fourth After Day One at HL Championship
Friday, April 24, 2015
Crusader Men Fourth After Day One at HL Championship
Nick Seitz led the Crusaders on Friday.

The Valparaiso University men’s golf team sits in fourth place after the opening day of the Horizon League Championship from Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. on Friday, just one shot out of third position and within striking distance of the top teams.

No Crusader posted a super-low score on Friday over the opening 18 holes, but Valpo had the best balance out of the seven league squads, as no Crusader shot worse than a 79. The Crusaders closed the day with a team score of 306, just one stroke behind Wright State’s 305. Cleveland State carries the team lead into Saturday’s action with an opening-round 293.

Fresh off of earning All-League honors Thursday night, sophomore Nick Seitz (Xenia, Ohio/Carroll) led the Crusaders on Friday. Seitz parred each of the first 10 holes and ended the opening round with a tournament-best 14 pars as part of a round of 74 (+2), good for a tie for ninth position entering Saturday’s second round.

A pair of Crusaders finished the day in a tie for 13th place after posting matching 77s to open tournament play. Sophomore Peter Webb (Madison, Wis./James Madison Memorial), also an All-League selection this season birdied three of the course’s par-5s en route to his 77, while senior Joe Harris (Washington, Iowa/Washington) tallied three birdies in his round of 77.

Senior Eric Winters (Elgin, Ill./St. Edward) tallied five birdies on Friday, tied for second-most in the tournament field, and finished his round at 78, good for a tie for 19th place. Redshirt junior Jared Magoline (Fond du Lac, Wis./Fond du Lac [Marquette]) rounded out the Valpo lineup with a round of 79 to finish the opening day tied for 22nd place.

Valpo returns to the links Saturday morning for the second round of the three-round tournament. Magoline will be the first Crusader to tee off, opening his round at 6:40 a.m. CT, while the rest of the Crusaders will tee off in the following hour. Live stats will be available at