Men's Golf Season in Review
2011 Spring Results
Hope/Calvin Rivalry Match Ends in Tie (4/29/11)
Rivals Hope and Calvin played to a tie in a season-ending dual match on Friday at Hope's Wuskowhan Players Club. Both teams ended with a four-player score of 317 strokes. Medalist honors were also shared at 74 strokes by Hope's Chris Ansel and Calvin's Jess Hendriksma.
HOPE (317): Chris Ansel 74, Andy Thomson 76, Austin Farah 81, John
Cannon 86, Nicholas Campbell 87.
CALVIN (317): Jess Hendriksma 74, Ben Kuiper 80, Dave Sarkipato 80, Eric Doezema 83, Ross Ryzenga 83.
Flying Dutchmen Sixth in Knight Invitational (4/26/11)
The Flying Dutchmen finished in a tie for sixth place in the Knight Invitational hosted by Calvin at the Pilgrim's Run golf course on Tuesday. Davenport won the tournament on a rainy day at 307 strokes. Hope shared sixth place with Grand Rapids Community College at 333 strokes. Leading Hope was Andy Thomson at 43-38--81 followed by Chris Ansel 40-43--83, Austin Farah 42-42--84, John Cannon 42-43--85 and Jason Vanderklok 43-45--88.
Hope Golfer Leads Field at Tournament (4/23/11)
Hope junior Andy Thomson captured medalist honors as the Flying Dutchmen finished fifth in the 15-team Trine Invitational on Saturday. Thomson covered the Zollner golf course in 69 strokes. Scores of other Hope golfers were Chris Ansel 73, Adam Peplinski 79, Austin Farah 80 and Jason Vanderklok 81.
Flying Dutchmen Compete at Spring Arbor Invite (4/21/11)
The Flying Dutchmen finished seventh in a seven-team field at the Spring Arbor Invitational on Thursday. The 36-hole tournament was held at the Cascades golf course. Trine won the tournament with 609 strokes. Hope totaled 641. Leading Hope was Andy Thomson at 76-76--152 followed by Chris Ansel 82-77--159, John Cannon 86-80--166, Jason VanderKlok 82-85--167 and Adam Peplinski 83-86--169.
Flying Dutchmen Seventh at Trine Tournament 4/13/11
The Flying Dutchmen finished tied for seventh place in the 12-team A.C. Eddy Invitational hosted by Trine on Wednesday. Davenport led the field over the Zollner golf course at 290 strokes. Hope tied with Rochester at 311 strokes. Leading Hope was Austin Farah at 75 strokes, followed by Adam Peplinski 77, Jason VanderKlok 79, John Cannon 80 and Matt Nooredhoff 87.
2011 Spring Outlook
2011 Spring Schedule
If the Flying Dutchmen are going to return to the NCAA championships this spring it will have to be as an invited at-large team. A year ago coach Bob Ebels' Dutchmen received an automatic berth in the national field as champions of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA). They went on to finish ninth in the nation, the best finish in school history.
This past fall the Flying Dutchmen finished third in the MIAA standings. Rival Calvin gained the MIAA's automatic berth, but Hope was only nine strokes behind the champions giving rise to the possibility of earning an at-large berth through competition this spring.
The team is led by senior captain Chris Ansel of Zeeland (Zeeland East HS) who was the conference medalist this past fall. He was joined on the All-MIAA team by junior Nick Campbell of Saline (Saline HS).
The Flying Dutchmen are scheduled to compete in five spring tournaments.
2010 Fall Season in Review
Captain Chris Ansel is MIAA Medalist; Dutchmen Third
Final MIAA Standings / Player Standings
Captain Chris Ansel (Zeeland/Zeeland East HS) maintained a tradition of golf excellence at Hope by winning MIAA medalist honors. The season's final tournament was played Saturday. The Flying Dutchmen finished third in the team standings while Ansel captured topped all players with a seasonal average of 72.5 strokes over eight tournaments. He was joined on the All-MIAA squad by junior teammate Nick Campbell (Saline/Saline HS) who is a first team honoree for the second time behind a 74.9 average. Ansel's medalist honors marks the 12th time in the last 13 years that a Hope golfer has led the field.
Flying Dutchmen Second at Poling Invitational (10/7/10)
The Flying Dutchmen finished second in the six-team Red Poling Classic held Thursday at the TPC of Dearborn. The invitational honors Harold Arthur "Red" Poling who served as the president and later CEO of the Ford Motor Company. Malone, Ohio won the 18-hole round at 296 strokes, followed by Hope 320, Calvin and Spring Arbor 32l each, Monmouth 323 and Augustana 342. Senior captain Chris Ansel led the Flying Dutchmen at 73 strokes followed by Nick Campbell 79, Andy Thomson 82, Sean La Douce 86 and Austin Farah 86.
MIAA Race Tightens as Season Nears End (10/4/10)
The home course advantage continued in MIAA men's golf on Monday as host Calvin led the eight-team field. It marked the fifth time in seven tournaments that the home team has emerged victorious. The Flying Dutchmen finished fifth in Monday's action to fall out of second place in the seasonal standings.
Trine appears headed to claiming the seasonal title. The Thunder head into the season's final tournament on Saturday with an 18 stroke advantage over runnerup Calvin and 21 ahead of Hope.
Hope senior Chris Ansel remains the seasonal leader. He will head into the final tournament with a 10 stroke lead over the field. Hope golfers have been the MIAA medalist 11 of the last 12 years. Ansel is averaging 72.6 strokes per tournament.
Calvin's team score over the Watermark course was 305 followed by Trine 308, Albion 309, Olivet 310, Adrian and Hope 316, Alma 330 and Kalamazoo 343. The medalist waws Eric Doezema of Calvin at 71. Leading Hope was Nick Campbell at 72 strokes followed by Ansel 79, John Cannon 82, Andy Thomson 83 and Jason Vanderklok 88.
Trine's seasonal total is 2,096 strokes followed by Calvin 2,114, Hope 2,117, Adrian 2,122, Olivet 2,139, Albion 2,153, Alma 2,228, and Kalamazoo 2,286.
Flying Dutchmen Use Home Course to Full Advantage (9/27/10)
The Flying Dutchmen took advantage of playing on their home course to capture the sixth conference jamboree on Monday. Senior captain Chris Ansel continued his blazing assault on MIAA courses as he covered the tough Wuskowhan Players Club with a two-under 69. It set the tone for Hope's team win that was just a single stroke ahead of league-leading Trine.
With two tournaments remaining, Trine leads the defending champion Flying Dutchmen who are now second in the standings by 13 strokes.
Ansel, who twice this season has shot a round under 70, tops the player standings with a 71.7 strokes per round average. His lead is by 11 strokes.
Scores of other Hope players on Monday were John Cannon 38-36--74, Nick Campbell 35-40--75, Andy Thomson 43-36--79, and Austin Farah 41-42--83.
The team totals were Hope 297, Trine 298, Calvin 300, Adrian 303, Albion 318, Olivet 323, Kalamazoo 328, and Alma 336.
The standings after six rounds: 1. Trine 1,788, 2. Hope 1,801, 3. Adrian 1,806, 4. Calvin 1,809, 5. Olivet 1,829, 6. Albion 1,844, 7. Alma 1,898, and 8. Kalamazoo 1,943.
Flying Dutchmen Gain in MIAA Standings (9/25/10)
The Flying Dutchmen finished second in the season's fifth MIAA jamboree held Saturday at the Lenawee golf course. Host Adrian won the round at 295 strokes, followed by Hope 299, Olivet 302, Albion and Calvin 305, Trine 306, Alma 317 and Kalamazoo 333. Trine continues to lead the field at 1,490 strokes followed by Adrian 1,503, Hope 1,504, Olivet 1,506, Calvin 1,509, Albion 1526, Alma 1,562, and Kalamazoo 1,615. Nick Campbell led Hope with a 72, followed by Chris Ansel 73, Andy Thomson 76, Jason Vanderklok 78 and John Cannon 79.
Flying Dutchmen Win MIAA Jamboree;
Captain Chris Ansel Sets Course Record (9/21/10)
The Flying Dutchmen won the season's fourth MIAA Jamboree behind the record-setting performance of team captain Chris Ansel.
Ansel covered Kalamazoo's Milham golf course in a record 34-34-68 to give the Flying Dutchmen a one-stroke victory over Olivet in the jamboree. Ansel has moved into first place in the seasonal standings with an average of 72.0 strokes per round.
Hope ended with 297 strokes followed by Olivet 298, Adrian 299, Calvin 301, Albion 302, Alma 303, Trine 307, and Kalamazoo 312. Other Hope scores were John Cannon 37-36--73, Nick Campbell 38-38--76, Andy Thomson 41-39--80, and Sean LaDouce 40-45--85.
After four jamborees the Flying Dutchmen remain in fourth place in a tightening race. Trine gave up 10 strokes with Tuesday's seventh place finish. The standings are: 1. Trine 1,184, 2. Olivet 1,204, 3. Calvin 1,204, 4. Hope 1,205, 5. Adrian 1,208, 6. Albion 1,221, 7. Alma 1,245, 8. Kalamazoo 1,282.
Flying Dutchmen Third at MIAA Jamboree (9/18/10)
The Flying Dutchmen tied for third place with rival Calvin in the third MIAA Jamboree played Saturday at the
Zollner golf course. Host Trine won the jamboree at 275 strokes followed by Adrian 286, Hope and Calvin 295 each, Albion 296, Alma and Albion 298 each, and Kalamazoo 320. Trine tops the season standings by 27 strokes -- 1. Trine 877, 2. Calvin 904, 3. Olivet 906, 4. Hope 908, 5. Adrian 909, 6. Albion 919, 7. Alma 942, 8. Kalamazoo 970.
The jamboree medalist was Jordan Kelly of Adrian at 65. Leading Hope was Nicholas Campbell 70 followed by Chris Ansel 73, John Cannon 75, Andy Thomson 77, and Austin Farah 81.
Flying Dutchmen Third But Now Fourth in MIAA (9/15/10)
The Flying Dutchmen finished third in Wednesday's MIAA jamboree, but have slipped to fourth place in the
seasonal standings. Rival Calvin won the jamboree at The Medalist to jump from fourth to third place on the season. Calvin's 18-hole team round was 303 strokes followed by Trine 307, Hope 310, Albion 315, Adrian 318, Olivet 319, Alma 325, and Kalamazoo 332. The
seasonal standings after two of eight rounds has Trine in first place at 602 strokes followed by Olivet 608, Calvin 609, Hope 613. Albion 623, Adrian 623, Alma 66, and Kalamazoo 650.
The medalist was Calvin Kuiper at 38-34--72. Leading Hope was Andy Thomson at 75 followed by Chris Ansel 76, Nick Campbell 77, John Cannon 82, and Adam Peplinski 91.
Flying Dutchmen Third in First MIAA Jamboree (9/9/10)
Host Olivet used their home course to full advantage Thursday enroute to winning the season's first MIAA men's golf jamboree. The Comets set a course record over the Bedford Valley Country Club with a four-player, 18-hole total of 289 strokes. Trine finished six strokes behind while the defending MIAA champion Flying Dutchmen were 14 strokes behind. A year ago coach Bob Ebels' Dutchmen also finished third in the opening jamboree six strokes off the pace. Hope went on to win the league title by 41 strokes.
Senior captain Chris Ansel tied for second place in the player standings at 71 strokes. The medalist was Justin Ardelean of
Olivet at 69 strokes. Scores of other Hope players were Andy Thomson 77, John Cannon 77, Adam Peplinski 78 and Nick Campbell 82.
Flying Dutchmen Sixth in Tournament (9/4/10)
The Flying Dutchmen finished sixth in the 15-team Lou Collins Invitational. Host Olivet won the tournament. Coach Bob Ebels' Dutchmen were 11 strokes behind the leader. Senior captain Chris Ansel led Hope over the 36-hole tournament (74-77--151) finishing four strokes behind medalist Dave Srieberg of Adrian. Hope's best round was a 72 by junior Andy Thomson.