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(Grandville, Mich.) Cornerstone hosted WHAC Jamboree #2 today at Sunnybrooke County Club. Cornerstone finished 8th overall with a team total of 318 shots. Senior Sam Vos and Junior Tyler Coyne led the Golden Eagles with scored of 75 to tie for 7th place overall. Sophomore Noah Wildeman finished with an 83 to tie for 41st. Senior Chris Wisen shot and 85 to round of the scoring for the Golden Eagles. Will Clarke also shot an 86 but only the top four scores were counted in the team score. Davenport won the event with a score of 296. Cornerstone will return to action on Sept. 27th when they travel to Adrian for the next WHAC Jamboree #3 hosted by Siena Heights at Lenawee Country Club.
(Ypsilanti, Mich.) Cornerstone played their first match of the season at Eagle Crest Golf Club hosted by Madonna University. Tyler Coyne finished tied for 5th with a score of 75. Sam Vos shot an 82 and Brad Clevenger had an 86. Will Clarke rounded out the team score with an 88 to give Cornerstone a 331 on the day. Siena Heights won the event with a team score of 303. Cornerstone will return to action on Monday, Sept. 15th when they host WHAC Jamboree #2 at Sunnybrook CC at 10:00 a.m.
Cornerstone has hired Jeff Caminiti to replace Chet Vandenberg who is moving to Florida to start a new job. Caminiti enters his first season as the Men's Head Golf Coach. Jeff is a Class "A" PGA Golf Professional, and currently is the pro at Maple Hill Golf Course. Jeff attended Hudsonville High School and Grand Valley State University in which he majored in Education.
Jeff's previous experience was the Assistant Golf Professional at Egypt Valley Country Club and Head Golf Professional at the Ravines Golf Club. Jeff has competed in 4 Michigan Opens and 8 Michigan PGA Championships.
"I have a passion to teach, and I have a passion for golf. To be able to combine those passions is an answer to prayer.
Helping my players succeed on the golf course goes hand in hand with their success in their personal lives. To be able to have an influence in that is what I am the most passionate about."
Jeff and his wife Cara have two children (Kayla and Luke) and currently live in Hudsonville.
"I'm very excited to announce the hiring of Jeff Caminiti as our Men's Golf Coach. He's not only is a great instructor but he has an enthusiasm and a competitive desire that I believe will translate in taking our men's program to the next level. One of the things that stood out with Jeff during the selection process was his strong spiritual commitment and his desire to impact his players for Christ. "
The Golden Eagles travelled south to play in the Stephen Tyler Intercollegiate at The Moors Golf Club in Portage, Mich. Cornerstone had a good day finishing second overall behind Hope College. Cornerstone shot 319 and finished 4 strokes behind Hope. Chris Wisen led the Golden Eagles shooting a 39 on both nines for a total of 78. Tyler Coyne shot a 41 on the front and a 38 on the back for a 79. Zach Mick shot a 36 on the front to tie for the lead after nine but shot a 44 on the back for an 80. Sam Vos shot and 81 to round out the team scoring and Casey Vandenberg shot an 85 for the Golden Eagles.
The Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference men's golf championship came to a close yesterday afternoon as Madonna University took the tournament championship.
Wednesday during day one of the tournament, Cornerstone finished in tied for fourth place shooting a team score of 629 after two rounds. Madonna 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."