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The Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference men's golf championship came to a close yesterday afternoon as Madonna University took the tournament championship.
Monday during day one of the tournament, Cornerstone finished in tied for fourth place shooting a team score of 629 after two rounds. Davenport led the pack after two rounds shooting 608 after 36 holes.
Yesterday, during day two, Cornerstone dropped a seed lower finishing the championship in fifth place with a final score of 939 after three rounds. The total places them behind UNOH (937) by only two strokes. Indiana Tech followed behind Cornerstone with a final 954 score. Following the pack, was Lourdes, Aquinas, Concordia and Marygrove.
Highlighting the second day for the Golden Eagles, the men shot 310 in 18 holes. Their score was their lowest round of the 2014 WHAC tournament. Cornerstone finished +24 behind Madonna's three rounds.
Leading the Way
Zach Mick led the way for the Golden Eagles during the championship. The senior shot a 73, 82 and 76 in all three rounds for a 231 grand total, placing him tied for seventh our of all WHAC players. Jorge Benitez from Davenport placed first overall with a final score of 224.
Golden Eagles Tyler Coyne also finished in the top 20 players with an overall 235 score (80, 76, 79) placing him tied for fifteenth. Finishing the two day event was Chris Wisen (236), Sam Vos (237) and Casey Vandenberg (267).
Dordt College transfer, Sam Vos was named the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year along with WHAC Honorable Mention All-Conference.
VandenBerg commented on the Golden Eagles season, "After a rough spring as far as weather conditions, the season was cut short. Next year, Sam Vos will have to step up alongside Tyler Coyne and Brad Clevenger as they challenge for a conference title."
The Golden Eagles men's golf team participated in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference championship yesterday afternoon and after two rounds currently sit tied in fourth place with Northwestern Ohio. Cornerstone ended the day with a team score of 629 placing them 21 strokes behind the leader. Madonna is the current leader shooting a combined team score of 608 after 36 holes.
Leading the Way
Cornerstone finished three players in the top 20 scores after day one. Zach Mick led all Cornerstone golfers shooting 73 and 82 respectively for a total of 155, thirteen over par and tied for the ninth highest score after the day. Tyler Coyne tied for 13th with Brandon Henry (Lourdes) and Parker Ross (Siena Heights) after 36 holes with a final 156 score. Sam Vos also finished in the top 20 players, tied for 17th, after shooting a combined 158 score. The Leader of the WHAC Championship is Joe Forest from Siena Heights who shot a 144 to conclude day one.
The final day of the WHAC men's golf championship will take place today, April 17, at Stonewater Country Club in Caledonia. The winner of the tournament will receive a berth to the NAIA National Tournament.
The Cornerstone University baseball team was swept today in a Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) doubleheader at Davenport University by scores of 12-1 and 5-0. The Golden Eagles were outhit 23-6 on the day.
Cornerstone starting pitcher Jon Knapp was roughed up in game one and took the loss after allowing eight earned runs in 4.1 innings on 11 hits. Justin Geerts allowed three earned runs on three hits in 1.1 innings of relief.
Taylor Cooper, the starter in game two for Cornerstone, allowed three earned runs on eight hits in five innings and was credited with the loss
The two losses move Cornerstone to 14-18 overall and 3-12 in the WHAC. The Golden Eagles will host Lourdes on Saturday afternoon for a doubleheader beginning at 1:00.
(Grand Rapids, Mich.) The Golden Eagles had to switch their home game to Davenport to play Davenport because the field was too wet from the last couple days of wet and cold. The Golden Eagles jumped out to an early lead in game one. Lauren Pasciak and Megan Oberst both drew walks to put runners on first and second base. Ashley Niedermayer hit a line shot over the left fielder's head to knock both runners in to give Cornerstone a 2-0 lead. The game remained 2-0 through the fourth inning. Davenport got one back in the top of the fifth inning courtesy of a couple of errors and a wild pitch to make it 2-1. Megan Oberst gave Cornerstone a little breathing room in the bottom of the sixth with a solo shot over the center field fence. The Panthers would get their first runner on base on an error but Walburg got the next batter to ground out and the next two to pop out to seal the victory for the Golden Eagles. Cornerstone improved to 15-10 overall and 7-4 in the WHAC Walburg improved to 9-4 from the circle.
Cornerstone didn't fare as well in game two. The Panthers scored five runs in the top of the first inning to take a commanding lead. The Golden Eagles got one back in the bottom of the first. Lauren Pasciak and Heidi Walburg both hit singles and Megan Oberst walked to load the bases. Ashley Niedermayer hit a SAC Fly to the right fielder to bring Pasciak across the plate to make it 5-1. The Panthers got another in the top of the fourth inning and then they exploded for 7 runs in the top of the sixth. Cornerstone did not score in the bottom half of the game and the game was ended after six innings with a 13-1 lost for the Golden Eagles. Rachel Nelson dropped to 5-6 with the loss and Cornerstone dropped to 15-11 overall and 7-5 in WHAC play.
Cornerstone will hit the road to play Indiana Tech on Saturday for a 1:00 start.
The Cornerstone University Men's Golf team was set to participate in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Championship today and tomorrow but because of severe weather forecasted for the Kentwood area the championship has been moved to April 16 & 17.
Davenport University will host the event at Stonewater Country Club. Tee times are set for a 9:30 a.m. shotgun start as players will play 36 holes on Wednesday and 18 on Thursday. The Golden Eagles will enter the event placed fourth after finishing the fall season with a 1539 team stroke total.