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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."
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.