All five members of the Valparaiso University men’s golf lineup equaled or bettered their Round 2 scores in the third and final round of the Golfweek Program Challenge on Tuesday in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Valpo trimmed eight strokes off its team score, claiming 11th in the overall standings.
How It Happened
- Freshman Charlie Toman (Chardon, Ohio / Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) once again led Valpo in the tournament, turning in a 73 in Round 3 to finish with a 216. He finished the tournament tied for 29th in a 75-player field.
- Senior Mitchell Wittmann (Kaukauna, Wis. / Kaukauna) cut four strokes off his Monday score with a 73 on Tuesday. He finished at 219, second on the team after matching Toman’s Round 3 score for Tuesday’s team lead.
- Sophomore Drew Alexander (McCordsville, Ind. / Hamilton Southeastern) remained consistent, finishing the tournament with 74-75-75 scores to accumulate a 224.
- Sophomore Brett Seward (Aurora, Ill. / Aurora Christian) had his best score of the tournament with a 74 on Tuesday.
- Jack Juskow (Greenville, S.C. / Hamilton Southeastern) made a return to his home state with this week’s tournament. He carded a 77 on the final day to finish at 225.
Inside the Round
- Valpo finished at 880 and was six strokes in back of 10th-place Alabama State while fending off Tennessee Tech by one stroke for 11th. Campbell won the event with a team score of 816.
- Valpo had 156 pars, 43 birdies and one eagle for the tournament. Wittmann and Toman had 12 birdies apiece to lead the team.
Valpo will host the Crusader Collegiate next week on Monday and Tuesday at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton. The event will start with 36 holes on Monday before the final 18 holes take place on Tuesday. Links to live scoring will be available.