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Harris Tied For Lead After Day One of John Dallio Memorial
Joe Harris is tied for the lead after day one at the John Dallio Memorial.
Joe Harris is tied for the lead after day one at the John Dallio Memorial.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Junior Joe Harris (Washington, Iowa/Washington) finds himself in a tie for the lead at the John Dallio Memorial through 36 holes of the 54-hole event, held at Ruffled Feathers G.C. in Lemont, Ill. Valparaiso is tied for sixth place in the team standings through Saturday's action.

Valpo opened the tournament with a team round of 312 Saturday morning, but improved by eight shots in the afternoon, posting a middle-18 score of 304 to end the day at 616, tied for sixth place with Seton Hall. The Crusaders were one of just two teams to improve from the first round to the second round, as the average individual score went up over two strokes. Missouri State leads the team standings, entering Sunday's final round with a score of 597.

"We really struggled in our first round of the day, especially on the back nine," said Crusader head coach David Gring. "Our putting was poor, and the execution of important shots was not there. The guys bounced back with the second-best score of the afternoon round, and we have something positive to build on."

Harris started the tournament innocuously enough, shooting an opening-round 75, but came back with a 71 in the afternoon, one of just two sub-par rounds in the second round over the par-72, 6,898-yard circuit. Harris' score of two-over 146 leaves him tied with SIU Edwardsville's Dalton Charboneau heading into the final 18 holes on Sunday.

"Joe had one of his best 36-hole scores of the fall season, with no three-putts and no double bogeys," said Gring. "He was extremely consistent throughout the entire day, and played very strong for us."

Senior Kyle Henning (Brookfield, Wis./East), who won this very event last season, posted scores of 78 and 75 on Saturday and enters the final round tied for 17th at 153. Junior Eric Winters (Elgin, Ill./St. Edward) is tied for 36th at 158 after rounds of 77 and 81, while freshman Peter Webb (Madison, Wis./James Madison Memorial) is one shot back of Winters at 159 (82-77) in a tie for 41st place.

Freshman Nick Seitz (Xenia, Ohio/Carroll) rounds out the Crusader team this weekend, entering Sunday tied for 60th at 174. Playing as an individual, redshirt sophomore Jared Magoline (Fond du Lac, Wis./Fond du Lac [Marquette]) is tied for 48th with a two-round total of 162.

"Ruffled Feathers Golf Club is a demanding golf course, and while the temperatures and conditions were ideal, the wind presented a challenge for us today," said Gring. "We are looking forward to the final round tomorrow."

Valparaiso closes out the John Dallio Memorial on Sunday morning with the final 18 holes of the tournament.

W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
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 Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
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
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W 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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M 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