Valparaiso University men’s golf head coach David Gring announced today his team’s schedule for the upcoming 2016-17 season. The slate is highlighted by a home tournament at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton on Sept. 6-7.
The Crusaders open the season Sept. 3 at the Notre Dame Kickoff Challenge before returning home to host the Crusader Collegiate the next week. It marks the first time the Valpo men’s golf program has hosted a tournament at Sand Creek C.C., and is the first home event of any sort for the Crusaders since Valpo welcomed Chicago State for a dual match at The Course at Aberdeen in 2009.
The slate continues for Valpo Sept. 11-13 at the Golfweek Program Challenge in Pawley’s Island, S.C. The Crusaders will then compete in tournaments at Colorado State (Sept. 19-20), Marquette (Oct. 2-3) and Dayton (Oct. 17-18) to conclude the fall portion of their schedule.
The team gets an early start to the spring portion of the slate, opening Feb. 20-21 at The Invitational at Savannah Harbor. The Crusaders compete at the Bash at the Beach Mar. 13-14 and head to tournaments hosted by Missouri State (Mar. 20-21), Indiana (Apr. 1-2), Wright State (Apr. 3-4) and Ball State (Apr. 14-15) before traveling to Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. for the 2017 Horizon League Championship, contested this season on Apr. 23-25.