Delisanti, VanArragon Complete Second Round at NCAA Regional
Tuesday, May 16, 2023
Delisanti, VanArragon Complete Second Round at NCAA Regional
Anthony Delisanti is appearing in an NCAA Regional for the second straight year.

Valparaiso University men’s golf senior Caleb VanArragon (Blaine, Minn. / Blaine) and sophomore Anthony Delisanti (Sanborn, N.Y. / Niagara Wheatfield) completed the second round of the three-day, 54-hole NCAA Bath Regional on Tuesday at the par-71, 7090-yard Eagle Eye Golf Club in Bath, Mich.

“The golf course has been a really good test for us,” head coach Dave Gring said. “It demands good shots on every hole and if you get out of position from tee to fairway and fairway to green, it's going to make you pay. Our ball-striking today wasn’t very sharp, simply not hitting enough fairways and greens. More importantly, our proximity to the hole for birdie putts wasn’t close enough, so we had a hard time making birdies.”

Delisanti turned in a 75 (+4) to finish the day with a 36-hole score of 149 (+7). He is tied for 64th in the 75-player field. VanArragon carded a 77 (+6) during the second round, finishing the day at 150 (+8). He is one stroke behind Delisanti and is part of a tie for 66th.

“Anthony hit 10 fairways and 12 greens in regulation,” Gring said. “He had one birdie and just didn’t give himself enough proximity to the hole to make more birdies. He made a lot of good decisions on the golf course and managed it well, but it was difficult to rebound from the missed shots.”

VanArragon’s best efforts have come on par-5 holes, where he owns a 4.50 (-3) scoring average. VanArragon has seven birdies for the tournament, while Delisanti owns three.

“Caleb hit eight fairways and 10 greens in regulation,” Gring said. “His ball-striking was not to his standards, but he still managed to make four birdies. Three out of the four birdies were putts made over 18 feet, which was terrific. The struggle today was with the putts inside of five feet, and he missed a number of them.”

No. 34 Georgia possesses a 10-stroke lead on No. 3 Illinois atop the team leaderboard. Georgia’s Ben Van Wyk holds the top spot on the player leaderboard at 133 (-9) with 18 holes remaining.

The third and final round will occur on Wednesday. A link to live scoring via GolfStat can be found on

“We're going to have to be better off the tee tomorrow, hitting more fairways,” Gring said. “That's imperative to get better proximity into the greens. We need to putt a lot better, and we are looking forward to the final round.”