Valparaiso University men’s golf fifth-year Caleb VanArragon (Blaine, Minn. / Blaine) moved into the top spot on the player leaderboard with his performance in Monday’s second round of the three-day Gene Miranda Falcon Invite, hosted by Air Force at the par-72, 7541-yard Eisenhower Golf Course in USAFA, Colo. VanArragon will look to hold on for medalist honors as the third and final round takes place on Tuesday.
How It Happened
Inside the Round
Thoughts from Head Coach Dave Gring
“Our shot execution was not as sharp today as it was yesterday. Our birdie production was slightly better today versus the first round. We still missed a number of good opportunities for birdie. Also, we played the Par 3s better at +2 as a team. We did not play the Par 5s well today at all, so we lost strokes to the field. We’re going to need to tighten up both of those areas tomorrow if we want to have a chance to win.”
“The team has done another terrific job in putting ourselves in position to potentially win a tournament. I’m really proud of the effort the guys displayed with this first tournament of the year and playing in some weather conditions that are different than the summer conditions that they have been used to for the past three months. We’re certainly going to need to make more birdie putts tomorrow. We’re going to have to take advantage of the holes with favorable pin positions and play smart on those that are difficult. We have a good game plan in place for tomorrow and we will look forward to it.”
The tournament will conclude on Tuesday with the third and final round.