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Valpo Ninth on Day One of Season-Opening Event
Kyle Henning led Valpo at five-over par 149 through 36 holes.
Kyle Henning led Valpo at five-over par 149 through 36 holes.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Valparaiso opened the 2011-2012 men’s golf season on Saturday afternoon at Forest Akers Golf Course in East Lansing, Mich. and currently sits in ninth place with a 36-hole total of 604 following day one play.

The Crusaders posted the fourth best round in the afternoon at 297 after turning in a score of 307 in the morning, and moved up one position over the second 18 holes.  Valpo currently is just one stroke behind Evansville and Youngstown State for seventh place heading into Sunday’s final round.  Michigan State holds a three shot advantage over IUPUI after carding 586 (293-293) through 36 holes.

“I’m proud of the team and their play today, competing over 36 holes with temperatures close to 90 degrees,” head coach Dave Gring said.  “I was very pleased with how they closed the last nine holes in the afternoon round, with all five guys playing almost even par as a group.  They kept their concentration and that allowed us to have the fourth best team score in the afternoon.”

Kyle Henning (Brookfield, Wis./East H.S.) turned in Valpo’s two most consistent rounds, a 75 and a 74 to sit at 149 overall and is tied for 21st place to lead the way for the Brown and Gold.  He is just two shots out of the top-10 heading into Sunday.

“Kyle was very steady today,” Gring stated.

Andy Webb (Bedford, Ind./North Lawrence H.S.) added rounds of 78 and 75 to post a two round total of 153, one shot ahead of Thomas Wettstein (Neenah, Wis./Xavier H.S.).  Wettstein bounced back from an opening round 82 to card Valpo’s lowest score of the day, an even par round of 72 in round two.

“Thomas came back very strong in the afternoon with his even par round of 72, which was the sixth best score of the round,” Gring added.

Brad Winters (Elgin, Ill./Saint Edward H.S.) added rounds of 79 and 76 and sits at 155 while his brother, Eric Winters (Elgin, Saint Edward H.S.) carded scores of 82 and 74.  Joe Harris (Washington, Iowa/Washington H.S.) opened his freshman campaign with a 75 and is at 161 total through 36 holes

“In their first collegiate tournament the two freshmen, Joe and Eric, played quite well,” Gring concluded.  “Joe led our team with a solid 75 in the morning.  Even though Eric is playing as our sixth man with his scores not counting towards the team total, he posted a 74 in the afternoon.”

Individually, Cameron Scitern of Tennessee State leads the way by one shot at two-under par 142 (72-70).

Valparaiso will return to the links on Sunday morning for the final 18 holes of play with the shotgun start commencing at 8 a.m. CDT.

W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo