The Valparaiso University men’s golf team finished out the three-day Golfweek Program Challenge in Pawley’s Island, S.C. on Tuesday afternoon, tying for 14th place.
The Crusaders rounded out the 54-hole tournament with a total score of 878 (+14) to place 14th. The total of 878 ranks fifth in program history for a 54-hole event, while the last three days also rank third all-time at Valpo for a 54-hole tournament in relation to par.
Sophomore Michael Doherty (Lisle, Ill./Naperville North) led Valpo on Monday shooting a one-under-par 71, which he was able to reach after sinking a birdie on the final hole.
Senior Jared Magoline (Fond du Lac, Wis./Fond du Lac [Marquette]) and junior Nick Seitz (Xenia, Oh./Carrol) both shot an even-par 72 on the day, each making two birdies. Rounding out the Crusader team were junior Peter Webb (Madison, Wis./James Madison Memorial) (74, +2) and freshman Mitchell Wittmann (Kaukauna, Wis./Kaukauna) (76, +4).
Webb led Valparaiso in combined score over the three rounds, shooting a one-over-par 217, good for 35th place. Right behind Webb finished Seitz (218) and Magoline (219). Doherty placed fourth, shooting a 224 and Wittmann rounded out the Crusaders with a 235.
Jacksonville controlled the challenge throughout remaining atop the standings after each round and finishing off Tuesday with a combined score of 834 (-30), seven shots ahead of second-place James Madison.
Valparaiso will be back in action on Monday, Sept. 21st in Colorado at the Ram Masters Invitational.