posted May 17, 2008

Hope 18th at Men's NCAA Golf Championships

Hope finished 18th at the 2008 NCAA Division III
men's golf championships played in Braselton, Ga.

St. John's Minn. repeated as national champion with a 72-hole total of 1,192 strokes. Hope was 52 strokes off the pace (312-322-313-297--1,244).

It marks the second consecutive year that coach Bob Ebels' Flying
Dutchmen have finished 18th in the field of 35 teams.

Scores of Hope golfers thru the four rounds were senior Tommy Yamaoka (Zeeland/Zeeland East HS) 73 (72-81-79-73--305 strokes, 37th place), senior Matt Lapham (Brighton/Brighton HS) 71 (79-82-79-71--311, 57th place), junior Don Kring (Williamsburg/St. Francis HS) 75 (82-82-78-75--317, 87th place), senior Ryan Sheets (Saline/Saline HS) 78 (86-77-77-78-318, 91st place), and senior Steve Martindale 79 (79-86-85-79--329, 113th place).

The tournament medalist was Scott
Fisher of St. John Fisher, N.Y. at 68-71-71-75--285.