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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.
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."
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 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.
The Cornerstone men's golf team travels to Kohler, Wis., to participate in the Kohler Collegiate Classic hosted by Ashford University. The tournament features eight teams in last year's postseason NAIA rankings including No. 3 Texas Wesleyan and NAIA Midwest Inv. Champion Grand View who falls in at number eight. The tournament is contested at prestigious Whistling Straits that hosted the 2004 and 2010 PGA Championships and will host again in 2015 along with the Ryder Cup in 2020. Two rounds of stroke play on Monday and Tuesday will determine a team and individual champion.
After finishing the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Regular Season, the Golden Eagles stand in fourth place before the conference championship in the fall. The non-conference tournament will be the last of the fall tournaments for the men's golf team. Sam Vos will lead CU during the event after being named to the All-Conference Honorable Mention Team. The junior from Grand Haven finished the fall regular season 15th overall averaging a score of 77. Golden Eagles' Tyler Coyne also finished 12th overall averaging a 76.8 in five rounds.
Men's Golf wrapped up their fall season and finished 4th out of 10 with a team total of 1539 strokes. The Golden Eagles finished by #1 Davenport, #2 University of Northwestern Ohio, and # 3 Siena Heights. Golf will host a tournement in the spring to determine the WHAC respresentative to the NAIA National Championship. The WHAC announced the All-Conference teams on Saturday as well. Junior Sam Vos (junior from Grand Haven, Mich.) and Tyler Coyne (sophomore from Auburn Hills, Mich.) were both named Honorable Mention with five round totals of 384 and 385 respectively. Chris Wisen was name to the Champions of Character team. Click here to see the full teams.