Statesmen Seventh at Home Tourney
Oskaloosa–Home course advantage unfortunately did not play as much of a role as the Statesmen men’s golf team had hoped as it hosted the Edward Jones William Penn Fall Invitational Friday and Saturday.
William Penn placed seventh out of 11 teams with a score of 794 (309-150-335) at the unique 45-hole event that featured every golf hole at the three courses in Oskaloosa, including 18 at Edmundson, nine at Harvest Point, and another 18 at Oskaloosa.
Grand View B took the team title with a score of 734 (282-145-307), while GVU’s Tyler Smith won the individual crown at 178 (68-35-75).
Zach McGriff (Fr., Grinnell, Iowa, Biology) guided the navy and gold by tying for 26th out of 68 players with a 196 (75-37-84).
Byron Lindeque (Jr., Boksburg, South Africa, Business Management) (78-35-89) and Tyler Lallier (Jr., Algona, Iowa, Business Management) (76-39-87) each tied for 38th at 202, while Kyle Hashimoto (Fr., Acampo, Calif., Undecided) was in a tie for 48th at 206 (87-39-80).
Clay Tucker (Fr., Oskaloosa, Iowa, Business Management) rounded out the varsity at 209 (80-45-84).
WPU’s second team was also in action, taking 11th overall at 822 (325-160-337). Chris Dupont (Fr., Miami, Fla., Physical Education) was the low man among the group in a tie for 36th at 201 (82-37-82), while Jeremy Swink (Jr., Burlington, Iowa, Education) (81-40-85) was tied for 48th at 206.
Ben Roberts (So., Albia, Iowa, Business Management), in a tie for 50th at 207 (81-40-86), Zach Smith (Fr., Fort Worth, Texas, Industrial Technology), in a tie for 54th at 211 (84-43-84), and Hank Bennett (Fr., Whitesboro, Texas, Biology), in a tie for 59th at (216 (81-44-91) finished off the JV scoring.
Terence Schafer (So., Solwezi, Zambia, Mechanical Engineering), in a tie for 45th at 204 (79-43-82), Jeremy White (Fr., Baytown, Texas, Mechanical Engineering), in a tie for 59th at 216 (85-43-88), Austin Bringman (Fr., Sigourney, Iowa, Psychology), in 64th place at 224 (83-42-99), and Ethan Powers (So., Tipton, Iowa, Business Management), in 67th place at 229 (92-42-95) also competed as individuals for the home squad.
Next: William Penn concludes its fall campaign Monday and Tuesday by traveling to Columbia, Mo. to compete in the Columbia Classic. Play will be contested at the Columbia Country Club.