(Grand Rapids, Mich.) The men's golf team finished second in the closely contested WHAC race this season. The Golden Eagles won or tied for first in 5 out of 7 Jamborees and with that success a number of Cornerstone team and individual records fell. Chet Vandenberg (Kalamazoo Christian) recorded a low totalof 220 in 54 holesat Eagle Creek Golf Club breaking Dave Damesworth's record of 221 set in 2003 at Coldwater Country Club. Chet also shot a 143 in 36 holes to tie an individual record. Vandenberg shot the 143 twice this season at Noble Hawk Golf Course and Cobblestone Golf Course. <!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--> <!--[endif]-->
The 2009 team broke two team records scoring a 285 in 18 holes at Noble Hawk. The 285 was also a Cornerstone WHAC record breaking the 2002 record of 287 set at Zollner Golf Club. They scored 902 in 54 holes at Eagle Creek Golf Club to break the 2004 record of 917.
"I am extremely proud of these kids for the season and work ethic we had throughout. To lose by one shot aftertaking 1st in 5out of 7 events can be heartbreaking and it was to all of us, but we will learn from this and become an even stronger team to contend with. With our success this year many outside coaches and programs have taken notice and that means a lot for rankings in the NAIA. We have greatly improved not only by the records we shot this year, but we averagedunder 300 for probably the first time in school history and we were 5 shots better than last year's avg. We will have a hard road to get an at large bid to Nationals, but we will be ready to go in the spring and give it our best shot!" states Head Coach Eric Campbell.