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Kyle Henning shot an opening round 75 for the Crusaders on Monday.
Kyle Henning shot an opening round 75 for the Crusaders on Monday.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Valparaiso opened the spring portion of its golf schedule on Monday at the Butler Spring Invitational, and currently sits in fourth place, just two strokes out of second, after the opening 18 holes of play at Prestwick Country Club in Avon, Ind.

The Crusaders fired a first round 301 and are just two shots behind tournament host Butler for second place while Cleveland State is third, just one stroke ahead of the Brown and Gold.  Dayton leads the way after carding an opening round 289.

“For our first competitive round of the spring, I was proud of the guys and the effort that they put out there today,” head coach Dave Gring said after the round.  “We had a tough last few holes for the round from each of our guys, but we are in a good position to finish favorably in the tournament.  We had an excellent balance of scores from all seven players, and we are excited to play the second round tomorrow.”

Thomas Wettstein (Neenah, Wis./Xavier H.S.) led the way for Valpo shooting a two-over par 74 on the 6,960-yard, par-72 layout.  He finished one shot ahead of teammate Kyle Henning (Brookfield, Wis./East H.S.).  Brad Winters (Elgin, Ill./Saint Edward H.S.) and Austin Gaugert (Lake Geneva, Wis./Badger H.S.) each fired opening round 76s to round out the Crusaders’ scoring on Monday.  Andy Webb (Bedford, Ind./North Lawrence H.S.) added a round of 79.

Eric Winters (Elgin, Ill./Saint Edward H.S.) and Josh Kalita (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton H.S.), playing as individuals, shot first round scores of 78 and 80 respectively.

Valparaiso will return to the links on Tuesday morning to wrap up play in the 36-hole event.  Play will begin at 8 a.m. CDT.

M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler