Five athletic programs from Valparaiso University have received the NCAA Public Recognition Award for outstanding academic performance.
A strong emphasis on success in the classroom has long been a cornerstone of the Valparaiso University men’s golf program under head coach Dave Gring. Two Crusaders added to the program’s long-standing tradition of receiving academic accolades on Wednesday as the Missouri Valley Conference announced its Scholar-Athlete teams.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team rounded out the 2017-18 season on Tuesday at Dalhousie Country Club in Cape Girardeau, Mo. The Crusaders exceeded expectations in their first MVC Championship, finishing two spots higher than predicted in the Pre-Championship Poll of the conference’s head coaches.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team competed in its first day of MVC Championship activity at Dalhousie Country Club in Cape Girardeau, Mo. on Monday. The Crusaders posted the second-best Round 2 score in the nine-team field behind only tournament leader Bradley. Mitchell Wittmann is tied for fifth in the 45-player tournament.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team was slated to make its annual appearance in the Wright State Invitational on Sunday and Monday, but inclement weather has caused the host Raiders to cancel the event.
Valparaiso University men’s golf coach Dave Gring has announced the addition of veteran golf instructor, coach and teacher Ron Gring to the team’s coaching staff as an assistant. Ron Gring, an accomplished professional golfer during his playing career, brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience and numerous accomplishments and accolades to his role on Valpo’s staff.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team turned in a team score under 300 for the second consecutive day, posting a 297 in the final round of the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate on Sunday. The Crusaders finished the event, which was hosted by Illinois State at Weibring Golf Course in Normal, Ill., with a 54-hole score of 915 (+63), placing 11th of 17 in the team standings. The teams battled the elements, as the third round was played through snow flurries, strong winds and cold temperatures.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team had an impressive showing in the second round of the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate on Saturday at Weibring Golf Club in Normal, Ill. The Crusaders trimmed 24 strokes off their team score from the opening round with a 297 in Round 2, one of six teams in the 17-team field to go sub-300 in the second round.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team completed the Twin Oaks Intercollegiate on Tuesday with the third and final round of the event, which was hosted by Missouri State at Twin Oaks Country Club in Springfield, Mo. The Crusaders climbed into ninth in the team standings with their Round 3 performance.
All five members of the Valparaiso University men’s golf lineup finished within four strokes of one another on the opening day of the Twin Oaks Intercollegiate on Monday at Twin Oaks Country Club in Springfield, Mo. Michael Doherty (Lisle, Ill. / Naperville North) led the group of tightly-contested Crusaders by carding a 149 through 36 holes. An additional 18 will be played on Tuesday to round out the tournament.
After he turned in an 83 in Monday’s opening round, junior Mitchell Wittmann made significant improvement over the course of the Valparaiso University men’s golf team’s time at the Colleton River Collegiate at Dye Course in Bluffton, S.C. Wittmann bettered his score by five strokes in Round 2, then trimmed six more strokes off his mark in the tournament’s final round.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team was led by Matthew McCarthy (O’Fallon, Ill. / Althoff Catholic) in the opening round of the Colleton River Collegiate, hosted by Michigan State, on Monday at Dye Course in Bluffton, S.C. The Valpo sophomore carded a 76 (+4) despite playing through unfavorable weather conditions to take part in a 27th place tie through 18 holes. Two rounds were slated for Monday, but the second of those will be completed on Tuesday prior to Round 3 as play was suspended due to darkness.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team garnered its first weekly award as a member of the Missouri Valley Conference on Thursday as freshman Brett Seward was tabbed the MVC Men’s Golfer of the Week.
In order for the Valparaiso University men’s golf team to reach its full potential this spring, head coach Dave Gring knows balanced scoring throughout the lineup will be essential. The Crusaders put that on display on Tuesday, finishing with their best team round of the week at the Bash at the Beach, hosted at The Surf Golf and Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team opened up the Bash at the Beach on Monday at The Surf Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The Crusaders posted the exact same team score in both rounds (300) and were led by Brett Seward (Aurora, Ill. / Aurora Christian), who is tied for 17th at 146.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team finished up The Invitational at Savannah Harbor on Sunday morning with its best team round of the tournament, highlighted by an under-par round from freshman Drew Alexander (McCordsville, Ind./Hamilton Southeastern).
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team teed off the spring season on Saturday at the Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Ga. As a team, the Crusaders made a four-stroke improvement in Round 2, posting a 307 after a 311 in the opening round. Brett Seward (Aurora, Ill. / Aurora Christian) is the top Crusader as he enters Sunday tied for 36th overall.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team will welcome a trio of talented freshmen next fall – Charlie Toman, Garrett Willis and Lance Picton. All three are ranked in the Top 10 within their home state – Toman second in Ohio, Willis ninth in Indiana and Picton 10th in Arizona, according to the Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf program has opened an online store, which will be available through Monday, Oct. 30.
Valparaiso University men’s golfer Brett Seward was a model of consistency at this week’s Motown Classic hosted by Detroit Mercy at Prestwick Village Golf Course in Highland, Mich. The Crusader freshman carded a 74 in each of the three rounds.
Sophomore Jeremy Wu and freshman Brett Seward paced the Valparaiso University men’s golf team on Day 1 of competition at the Titans Motown Collegiate on Monday. The Crusaders are in fourth of six teams in a tightly-contested field at the event, which is being hosted by Detroit Mercy at Prestwick Village Golf Course in Highland, Mich.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team concluded the Firestone Invitational on Tuesday at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Freshman Brett Seward and senior Zach Cutler each carded 76s on the final day of competition to lead the team.
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.
A strong showing from freshman Drew Alexander helped the Valparaiso University men’s golf team secure a Top 10 finish at the Derek Dolenc Invitational, which was hosted by SIU Edwardsville this week in Madison, Ill. Alexander finished in fifth place in a field comprised of 96 players, carding a 54-hole score of 211.
Freshman Drew Alexander didn’t take long to etch his name among the elite players who have taken the course for the Valparaiso University men’s golf team over the years. Golfing in just his second career tournament, Alexander equaled the program record by carding a 65 over the first 18 holes of the SIUE Derek Dolenc Invitational on Monday, and finished the day in second place individually – just one stroke off the lead in the 96-player field.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team finished with a 54-hole team score of 921 at the Crusader Collegiate following Wednesday’s third round, placing third in the event. Valpo rounded out the tournament with its best round as a team, posting a 300 on the final day of competition at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton, Ind.
Just six strokes separate the four participating teams through two rounds at the Crusader Collegiate, the season-opening tournament hosted by the Valparaiso University men’s golf team at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton, Ind. The Crusaders posted a 36-hole team score of 621 on Tuesday and are tied for second place going into Wednesday’s third and final round.
The first of 11 tournaments that will comprise the 2017-18 Valparaiso University men’s golf season will commence on Tuesday morning, as Valpo hosts the second annual Crusader Collegiate at Sand Creek Country Club.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team has announced its schedule for the 2017-18 season. The slate includes five fall events and six spring tournaments.
Continuing the #ValpoInTheValley series, which will take a look at each of the Missouri Valley Conference’s 17 sports, are men’s and women’s golf. Learn about the landscape of The Valley in the pair of sports and hear from men’s head coach David Gring and women’s head coach Jonathan Haas as they talk about what their respective programs are looking forward to entering the first season of MVC competition and who will lead the way in 2017-18 for their teams.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team continued to rack up academic accolades on Wednesday as the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars for the 2016-2017 academic and athletic year. A pair of graduated Valpo seniors – Nick Seitz and Peter Webb – both achieved the honor.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team was recognized by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) on Wednesday for its continued excellence in the classroom. The Crusaders received President’s Special Recognition, an honor given to teams who achieve a team grade point average of 3.5 or better.