The Valparaiso University men’s golf team cranked up the Twin Oaks Intercollegiate in Springfield, Mo. by competing in the first two rounds on Monday. The Crusaders finished the day at 598 as a team, led by Peter Webb (Madison, Wis. / James Madison Memorial), who carded a 144 (+2) on the first day of competition.
How It Happened
Inside the Rounds
Thoughts from Head Coach Dave Gring
"Our game plan for the first two rounds was to really concentrate on playing the Par 3s as close to par as possible and take advantage of the Par 5s. We also had an emphasis on playing holes 15-18 as close to par as possible. We had a slight improvement in our second round on the Par 3s, but we need to play those much better tomorrow. We improved our scoring on Holes 15-18 in the second round, but we still need to minimize mistakes during that important stretch."
"We improved in our Par 5 scoring today over our past handful of team rounds. We took advantage of some nice opportunities to make up strokes on the Par 5s and I liked our aggressive play. If we can combine more of that attitude on the Par 3s tomorrow, our scoring will be much improved."
The Crusaders will finish the Twin Oaks Intercollegiate at Twin Oaks C.C. in Springfield, Mo. on Tuesday with the final round of the event. A link to live stats can be found on ValpoAthletics.com.