Men's Golf Scores Top-Five Finish at TSU Classic
Tri-State Ken Venturi Classic Results
ANGOLA, Ind. Defiance College placed three players among the top half of the field and ended in a tie for fifth place in the team standings in Tri-State University’s Ken Venturi Classic on Saturday. The Jackets fired a 314 and finished just eight strokes outside of the top three in the 10-team event.
Defiance posted its best score of the fall season as a team, despite playing on an unfamiliar course which featured a host of challenging elevation changes. The Jackets were paced once again by their trio of freshmen, with Jace Neal leading the way with a 76 to tie for ninth. Aaron Konold’s 77 was good for 16th and Josh Calame tied for 22nd with a 79. Cody Anderson ended with an 82 and Craig Holman carded an 86.
“I thought our three freshmen did a creditable job scoring, considering none of the three had ever played the course prior to this match,” assistant coach Dick Kaiser said. “They have stepped up to be our current top players.”
Kaiser added, “We are still making some silly mistakes, but overall we are cutting down on our big number holes, which ultimately will allow us to drop our team score. Shooting our second round of 315 or less shows that we have the capability to be competetive within the HCAC.”
Spring Arbor won the team championship with a 301, edging TSU’s second-place score of 304 by three shots. Northwood ended third with a 306, Indiana Tech was fourth with a 312 and DC tied with Holy Cross for fifth place with their scores of 314.
Defiance will wrap up its fall season on Oct. 7, when it hosts the DC Open at 1:30 pm. The event will be held at Kettenring Country Club.