The Valparaiso University men’s golf team is tied for the team lead through 18 holes at the three-round Golfweek/AGT Intercollegiate, which began on Monday at the par-72, 6989-yard True Blue Golf Club in Pawleys Island, S.C. Senior Caleb VanArragon (Blaine, Minn. / Blaine) had the squad’s top score of the day.
How It Happened
Inside the Round
Thoughts from Head Coach Dave Gring
“Our scoring was consistent across the entire team, which is always important. We needed some more guys under par, but the team made a lot of pars and we hit the ball well from tee to green. Each one of our players was right around 70 percent in both hitting fairways and greens in regulation, so we were really pleased with our ball-striking.”
“We know that we left a lot of shots out there today, and we’re going to need to make more birdies tomorrow. Thirteen birdies are not enough on this course and we simply need to hit the ball closer to the hole. We made right around 33 percent of our birdie putts from five to 12 feet, so we have to take better advantage of those birdies tomorrow. I was pleased with our Par-3 scoring as we played this first round at even par.”
“The team is playing with a lot of confidence and we are excited to get after it again tomorrow.”
Valpo will compete in Round 2 of the 54-hole event on Tuesday at True Blue GC in Pawleys Island, S.C. A link to live scoring via GolfStat is available on ValpoAthletics.com.