Strong Second Day Leads WPU to Another Title

William Penn University Athletics

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage

Galena, Ill.–The Statesmen men’s golf team enjoyed Monday’s tournament win so much, it decided to do it again as it garnered gold at the Clarke Classic Friday and Saturday.

William Penn was first out of nine teams with a two-day score of 632 (327-305) at the par-72 Eagle Ridge Golf Course (North Course). St. Ambrose, the leader after the first round, finished five strokes back in second at 637 (315-322).

Although the Fighting Bees did not walk off with the team championship, they did have the top two golfers as Devin Hartman and Dylan Daxon tied for medalist honors at 155.

The Statesmen actually entered ‘moving day’ in fourth place, but four solid rounds in hot conditions at a difficult course helped WPU leap-frog the three programs ahead of it. Saturday’s 305 was 10 strokes better than any other round posted over the two days of competition.

Zachary Chegwidden (So., Essex, England, Business Management) paced the navy and gold to their second-straight team win, tying for fifth at 157 (82-75).

Frederik Lundsgaard (Sr., Jebjerg, Denmark, History/Government), at 81-77, and Sebastian Rulis (Sr., Helsingor, Denmark, Business Management), at 82-76, were one stroke back of their teammate at 158 to tie for seventh, while Zach Swink (Sr., Burlington, Iowa, Sociology) ended up in the top 10 as well. Swink tied for ninth after carding rounds of 82 and 77 for a total of 159.

Oscar Florez Martinez (Fr., Gignon, Spain, Business Management) wrapped up the scores for the varsity linksters, tying for 38th at 175 (89-86).

Two other members of the Statesmen roster hit the course as well, doing so as individuals. Both Cade Hartman (Sr., Las Vegas, Nev., Business Management), with rounds of 79 and 93, and Peter Frederiksen (Sr., Hornslet, Denmark, Mechanical Engineering), with rounds of 88 and 84, tied for 29th at 172.

Next Up: William Penn travels to Polk City in a little over a week, competing in the Grand View Classic on Monday and Tuesday, October 2-3. Play will be contested at Tournament Club of Iowa Golf Course.

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