The Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference men's golf championship came to a close today as Davenport University took the tournament championship after winning the fall regular season.
Monday during day one of the tournament, Cornerstone finished in sixth place shooting a team score of 621 after two rounds. Davenport led the pack after two rounds shooting 581.
Today, during day two, Cornerstone took a place higher finishing the championship in fifth place with a final score of 908 after three rounds. The total places them behind UNOH (906) by only two strokes. Siena Heights followed behind Cornerstone with a final score of 921. After finishing first last year, Madonna took second with a score of 882 with Indiana Tech taking third with a 901 final. Following the pack, Aquinas (939) took seventh while Lourdes (981) shot 981 as a team.
Highlighting the second day for the Golden Eagles, the men shot the low round of the day on Tuesday with their 287. This score tied for the lowest round of the 2013 tournament with Davenport (round 1) and Madonna (round 2). The score also ties for the third best team round ever at Cornerstone. The best team score in school history occurred in 2010 when the Golden Eagles shot a 285 led by Head Coach Chester VandenBerg.
Leading the Way
Tyler Coyne led the way for the Golden Eagles during the championship. The freshman shot in a 78, 73 and 71 in all three rounds for a 222 grand total, placing him ninth out of 50 WHAC opponents. Davenport's Zack Feher and Madonna's Benjamin Gawronski tied for first place totaling 217 after three rounds, placing them four over par.
Cornerstone's Zach Mick finished the championship in 13th place with a final score of 225, Bailey Mathieson tied for 17th with a 228, Drew DeMarti finished tied for 27th shooting 233, Kevin Yee placed tied for 39th and Brad Clevenger shot a 257 during the championship.
First year Head Coach VandenBerg was named the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Champions of Character Coach of the Year while Coyne was named to the Champions of Character Team.
VandenBerg commented on the Golden Eagles season, "We finally played to our potential. Golf is all about confidence and with a young team like we have, finding that confidence was the key. We have had a rough spring as far as the weather is concerned, and it has been frustrating to be unable to practice. This gives our team something to look forward to next fall. They can build on this all summer, play in individual events, and come next August/September, they will be ready to represent Cornerstone University at the highest level."