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Valpo Takes Second at John Piper Intercollegiate
Nick Seitz paced the Crusader squad at BGSU.
Nick Seitz paced the Crusader squad at BGSU.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Smashing the program record for a 54-hole tournament by 10 strokes, the Valparaiso men's golf team finished in second place as it competed in the final round of the John Piper Intercollegiate at Stone Ridge G.C. in Bowling Green, Ohio on Tuesday.

The Crusaders shot a second straight team round of 292 on Tuesday to close the tournament at 869, just three shots back of team champion Marshall. Valpo bested the other two Horizon League schools in the field in Green Bay – by one stroke - and Youngstown State – by 14 shots. The Crusaders' final team score of 869 was just +5 for the tournament on the par-72 circuit, besting by 10 strokes last week's performance at the Golfweek Program Challenge, which had set a new standard in relation to par for a Valpo squad.

“The team has played real well this fall, against very good competition,” said Crusader head coach David Gring. “We were only a few made putts away from winning today, but the second-place finish is gratifying.”

All four Crusaders who contributed to the team score on Tuesday posted identical rounds of one-over-par 73. Freshman Nick Seitz (Xenia, Ohio/Carroll) used his round of 73 to close the tournament at even-par 216, good for a tie for fifth place. Redshirt sophomore Jared Magoline (Fond du Lac, Wis./Fond du Lac [Marquette]) closed out his first competitive tournament at Valpo in a tie for 13th, posting a total of 219.

Freshman Peter Webb (Madison, Wis./James Madison Memorial) finished at 221 for the 54-hole event, tying for 17th place. Senior Thomas Wettstein (Neenah, Wis./Xavier) rounded out the scoring quartet on Tuesday and came home at 229 to tie for 44th position. Junior Joe Harris (Washington, Iowa/Washington), who was in a tie for third after Monday's 36 holes, was disqualified in his final round on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, junior Eric Winters (Elgin, Ill./St. Edward), playing as an individual at the event, posted his second sub-par round of the tournament to close things out, shooting a one-under 71 to finish at 218 (+2), good for a tie for 11th place. Sophomore Matt Ward (Plainfield, Ill./South) also played as an individual and finished with a 54-hole score of 234.

“The consistency of our scoring across all seven players is very encouraging for the remainder of our fall schedule,” said Gring. “We showed our depth this tournament, along with how well our underclassmen can play. We have a lot of talent throughout the entire team. The guys are all working hard in practice, and the results are evident in our low team scoring. We will continue to improve this fall, and we're looking forward to our next tournament.”

Valparaiso continues its fall schedule in a week and a half, taking to the links at Ruffled Feather G.C. in Lemont, Ill. on Saturday, Sept. 28 for day one of the John Dallio Memorial, hosted by DePaul. Last season, Kyle Henning earned individual medalist honors at the event.

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