Senior Michael Doherty (Lisle, Ill. / Naperville North) used a strong second round at Monday’s Firestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio to help the Valparaiso University men’s golf team make a seven-stroke improvement from Round 1 to Round 2.
How It Happened
Inside the Rounds
Thoughts from Head Coach Dave Gring
“We had our challenges on the golf course today, but the team stayed composed and played hard all day. Each one of the guys kept pushing hard, giving it their best throughout the day and I'm grateful for that kind of effort and attitude."
“We struggled off the tee hitting fairways. When you’re out of position off the tee, it's difficult to hit the greens in regulation. We will need to get the ball better in play off the tee tomorrow and certainly hit more greens in regulation.”
“The Par 3s are some of the most challenging holes on the golf course and our Par-3 scoring was terrific in the morning round. While that was not as productive in the afternoon round, our Par-5 scoring was much better in the second round. We will need to play the Par 3s well and take more advantage of the Par 5s during tomorrow's round."
The Crusaders will be back on the course for the third and final round of the Firestone Invitational on Tuesday. A link to live scoring is available on ValpoAthletics.com.