Valparaiso University men’s golf senior Mitchell Wittmann (Kaukauna, Wis. / Kaukauna) made sure the fall portion of his collegiate career ended on a high note with his efforts at this week’s Titans Motown Collegiate hosted by Detroit Mercy in Highland, Mich. Golfing as an individual, Wittmann once again had the best 18-hole score of any Valpo player in Tuesday’s Round 3, finishing in a tie for sixth overall in a 60-player field.
How It Happened
- Wittmann led the team with a 75 on Tuesday, closing the tournament at five strokes over par with a 221. He tied with a Grand Valley State player for sixth overall.
- Sophomores Charlie Toman (Chardon, Ohio / Notre Dame-Catholic Latin) and Garrett Willis (Fort Wayne, Ind. / Homestead) tied for the lead among the five players in the Valpo lineup, each carding a 76 on Tuesday. Toman’s 54-hole score of 227 put him in 16th, while Willis finished at 229 (t-17).
- Brett Seward (Aurora, Ill. / Aurora Christian) secured a Top 20 finish at 230 with his 78 in the final round.
- Valpo finished sixth in the team standings at 918, while Grand Valley State took the team title at 879.
Inside the Round
- Valpo finished the tournament with 34 birdies, the third most in the 10-team field. The team racked up 13 of those birdies in the third round.
- Toman was the team leader in birdies with nine, while Willis and Seward chipped in eight apiece.
- Wittmann was consistent throughout the tournament, recording 37 pars, the second most of the 60 participants. His 13 pars on Tuesday tied for the most in the final round.
- This marked Wittmann’s second Top 10 finish of the fall season and the third of his Valpo career. His first Top 10 was tying for eighth at the Crusader Collegiate as a sophomore, and his second also came at the Crusader Collegiate when he tied for third this season.
The next time Valpo takes the course in a tournament setting will be on Saturday, Feb. 16 for the first day of The Invitational at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Ga.