The Valparaiso University men’s golf team currently stands in third place in the Horizon League Championships with 18 holes remaining. The Crusaders stroked a 308 in Round 2 and currently sit at 605 (+29) through 36 holes. Valpo is seven strokes back of second-place Oakland and nine strokes behind first-place Cleveland State.
How It Happened
Inside the Round
Standings – Through Round 2
1 1 Cleveland State 294 302 596 +20
3 2 Oakland 301 297 598 +22
2 3 Valparaiso Univ. 297 308 605 +29
4 4 Detroit Mercy 302 307 609 +33
7 5 Green Bay 310 302 612 +36
5 6 Wright State 303 311 614 +38
8 7 Youngstown State 319 309 628 +52
6 8 Northern Kentucky 307 327 634 +58
Thoughts from Head Coach Dave Gring
"Our shot execution was not very sharp today and we put ourselves in some more difficult positions on holes. It was evident with five more double-bogeys than yesterday and too many three putt greens."
"We didn't start the round well, with four double-bogeys and three bogeys in the first three holes. It wasn't an issue of the guys feeling tight; the shot execution was poor and we put ourselves in some tough positions off the tee."
"We played the Par 3s much better on the back nine, but we struggled with the Par 5s on the back nine. We played decent through the middle of the round and we need to start and finish the round better tomorrow."
"We are looking forward to the final round of the tournament tomorrow. It's good to be in the final group and the guys are excited to give it their best on the final day."
The Crusaders will close out the Horizon League Championships with Round 3 on Tuesday at Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. A link to live scoring is available on ValpoAthletics.com.