The Valparaiso University men’s golf team stands in 10th place of 16 teams after one day of competition in the Bash at the Beach at The Surf Golf and Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The Crusaders carded a 307 in the opening round, before trimming five strokes off their team score by posting a 302 in Round 2. Valpo battled through adverse weather conditions, as rain and wind played a factor throughout the day.
How It Happened
Inside the Rounds
Thoughts from Head Coach Dave Gring
"We had improvement today over our first tournament of the spring two weeks ago and we will continue to build on that as we progress through the early part of our spring season. Our shot execution was better today, but we still need to convert more of our birdie opportunities and work on our proximity to the hole with our approach shots."
"I was very pleased with the improvement in our second-round scoring, especially when you take into account playing through a steady rain the entire 18 holes. The second round became an endurance test when you factor in spending almost 12 hours on the golf course and concentrating through wind and rain. We had a good practice round yesterday in even worse weather, so that helped us persevere through today's round."
"Pete and Nick had a decent ball-striking day and they both were pretty close to making a number of more birdies. The greens were rolling very well and we simply need to improve on making more of those birdie putts within 10 feet. Both of the guys put in a strong effort today with the inclement weather and we will look forward to tomorrow's round."
The Crusaders will play the final 18 holes of the Bash at the Beach on Tuesday at The Surf Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C. A link to live stats is available on ValpoAthletics.com.