Sophomore Caleb VanArragon (Blaine, Minn. / Blaine) led the way as the Valparaiso University men’s golf team closed out the fall schedule on Thursday with a dual match against Missouri Valley Conference foe Drake at Spirit Hollow Golf Course in Burlington, Iowa. The match presented one final chance to take the course against outside competition during a fall schedule that was reduced by the COVID-19 pandemic and highlighted by a team title at the Flyer Intercollegiate.
How It Happened
- VanArragon carded a 76 (+4) to lead the team, while junior Garrett Willis (Fort Wayne, Ind. / Homestead) and freshman Alex Heck (Greenwood, Ind. / Center Grove) each turned in 79s to tie for second on the squad. Freshman Mason Bonn (Sherwood, Ore. / Sherwood) also clubbed an 80 as freshmen accounted for two of the team’s top four scores.
- Drake prevailed in the team scoring, winning the dual match with a 306 to Valpo’s 316. The 18-hole match utilized a six-count-four format with Valpo’s remaining golfer competing as an individual.
- Tim Lim of the Bulldogs captured medalist honors with a 74.
- The round was played in windy conditions, which presented challenges for golfers throughout the match.
Valpo’s next event will take place when the spring season gets underway in February.