posted October 13, 2008

Hope Golfer is MIAA Men's Golf Medalist

Hope College junior Steven Strock of Grandville, Mich. (Grandville HS) is the MIAA men's golf medalist, bringing the honor to a Hope golfer for the tenth time in the last 11 years.  Strock averaged 73.0 strokes over the league's eight tournaments. It was the fourth best seasonal average by a Hope golfer since the current tournament format started in 1978.

Olivet captured the MIAA's seasonal team championship, finishing 35 strokes ahead of the Flying Dutchmen. It ended Hope's string of five straight titles. The Comets ended at 2,395 strokes followed by Hope 2,420, Trine 2,425, Albion 2,465, Calvin 2,513, Adrian 2,536, Kalamazoo 2,556, and Alma 2,586.

Nick Campbell, a freshman from Saline, Mich. (Saline HS) achieved All-MIAA second team recognition. He finished 10th in the seasonal player standings with an average of 76.6 strokes.

The seasonal MIAA averages of other Hope golfers were Don (DJ) Scholten (senior from Grand Rapids/GR Christian HS) 78.0, and Don Kring (senior from Williamsburg/St. Francis HS) 78.0.