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Crusader Men's Golf Closes Out Battle in the Tetons
Peter Webb finished his first collegiate tournament under par.
Peter Webb finished his first collegiate tournament under par.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Freshman Peter Webb (Madison, Wis./James Madison Memorial) became just the third player since the program's revival to finish a 54-hole tournament under par, while senior Kyle Henning (Brookfield, Wis./East) matched the program record for best single-round performance in relation to par as the Valparaiso men's golf team closed out action Tuesday at the Battle in the Tetons at Headwaters G.C. in Victor, Idaho, hosted by Weber State.

“The team improved in score and ball striking in each of the three rounds,” said Crusader head coach David Gring. “For the first tournament of the year, I was pleased with how our guys played. We had three rounds under par this tournament, and Kyle and Peter had terrific rounds today.”

The Crusaders posted their best team round of the tournament on Tuesday to close the event, posting a round of 292 to finish with a 54-hole total of 889, tying South Dakota State for sixth place. Valpo finished just nine strokes back of fourth position.

Webb proved to be consistent for the Crusaders over the course of the tournament, finishing on Tuesday with his second straight round of 71 to post a final 54-hole total of 214 (-2), good for a tie for third place. It marks Valpo's second-best 54-hole score in relation to par, just one stroke off the 3-under record set last year. Webb shot par or better in each of the tournament's three rounds, was one of just three players in the tournament field to go under par on the par-4s and finished tied for second in the field with 12 birdies.

“Peter demonstrated a balanced, consistent performance all tournament,” said Gring. “He will be an impact player for us all year. I'm happy for him that he was able to start his collegiate career with such a great tournament.”

Henning produced one of the top rounds in program history on Tuesday to leap up into a 12th-place finish at 218 (+2). The senior tied for the second-lowest round of the day, carding a 68. The four-under-par round ties for the best round in relation to par in program history and is tied for second in overall score. Henning ended the tournament tied for third in the field in his performance on par-5s (-6) and was one of just three players to card multiple eagles.

“Kyle's iron play was exceptional today,” said Gring. “His score really reflected some great ball striking.”

Junior Joe Harris (Washington, Iowa/Washington) ranked third on the team, placing in a tie for 25th with a final score of 225 (+9) after a 78 on Tuesday. Junior Eric Winters (Elgin, Ill./St. Edward) finished in a tie for 39th position, closing the tournament with a round of 77 for a cumulative score of 234, while senior Thomas Wettstein (Neenah, Wis./Xavier) rounded out the Crusader quintet by finishing in 45th place with a 54-hole score of 237, including a Tuesday round of 76.

Valparaiso returns to the links early next week at the Golfweek Program Challenge in Pawley's Island, S.C.

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