Men's Golf Season in Review
2012 Spring Results
Flying Dutchmen Improve But Don't Advance at Nationals (5/16/12)
Hope's History in NCAA
The Flying Dutchmen improved their position at the NCAA Division III championships on Wednesday but not enough to advance to the next round. With a round 25 strokes better than on Wednesday, the Flying Dutchmen moved from 39th to 35th in the standings. Unfortunately, only the top 15 teams advanced.
Playing on the Las Colinas course in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., coach Bob Ebels' Dutchmen had a 36-hole total of 337-312--649. The leader is Ogelthorpe, Ga. at 577 strokes.
Freshman Collin Breit of Muskegon/West Michigan Christian HS) led Hope over the two rounds at 81-77--158 followed by senior Nick Campbell (Saline/Saline HS) 84-78--162, freshman Evan Telzerow (Grand Rapids/Forest Hills Northern HS) 86-78--164, senior Andy Thomson (Beaver Dam, Wisc./Central Wisc. Christian HS) 87-79--166 and junior John Cannon (Traverse City/TC West HS) 86-85--171.
Flying Dutchmen Compete at Nationals (5/15/12)
First Round : The Flying Dutchmen struggled on the first day of the NCAA Division III championships. Playing on the El Campeon course in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., coach Bob Ebels'
Dutchmen finished 39th in a field of 41 teams at 49 strokes (337) above par. The leader after Tuesday's round is Ogelthorpe, Ga. at 285 strokes. Freshman Collin Breit Muskegon/West Michigan Christian HS) led Hope with a round of 81 strokes followed by senior Nick Campbell (Saline/Saline HS) 84, junior John Cannon (Traverse City/TC West HS) 86, freshman
Evan Telzerow (Grand Rapids/Forest Hills Northern HS) 86 and senior Andy Thomson (Beaver Dam, Wisc./Central Wisc. Christian HS) 87.
Flying Dutchmen Prepare to Compete in NCAA Championships (5/7/12)
The NCAA Division III Menís Golf Committee has announced the teams and individuals selected to participate in the 2012 Division III
Menís Golf Championships. The championships will be held May 15-18, at the Mission Inn Resort, in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. A total of 210 participants will compete at the championships.
Hope gained the automatic berth of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic
Association (MIAA) by winning the conference tournament. The Flying
Dutchmen, coached byBob Ebels, were also the regular season champions.
be making its eighth trip to the national tournament.
Flying Dutchmen Headed to NCAA Championships (4/20/12)
The Flying Dutchmen are headed to the NCAA Division III championships for the 11th time in school history, but not before suffering a scare in the final round of the MIAA's qualifying tournament on Friday. Hope entered Friday's competition with a 25 stroke advantage over the field. By day's end the Thunder of Trine had reduced the Hope lead to just five strokes. Hope ended the 54-hole competition at 899 strokes followed by Trine 904, Alma 913 and Olivet 956. The national championship will be held May 10-13 in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. Hope last appeared in the NCAA tournament in 2010 finishing ninth.
Flying Dutchmen Expand Lead in NCAA Qualifier (4/19/12)
The Flying Dutchmen used the home course advantage to its fullest Thursday in winning the second of three NCAA qualifiers. With the one round remaining, coach Bob Ebel's Flying Dutchmen have a 25 strokre advantage over the four-team field. The third round will also be played at Hope's home course, the Wuskowhan Players Club, on Friday beginning at 9 a.m.
Hope is seeking to make its 11th trip to the NCAA Division III championships which will be held May 10-13 in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
The Flying Dutchmen won Thursday's round over Trine by 10 strokes, 290-300. Alma followed at 310 strokes while Olivet had 319. Heading into the final 18-hole round Hope has a 36-hole total of 574 strokes followed by Trine 599, Alma 601 and Olivet 628.
Medalist of Thursday's round was Hope junior John Cannon at 31-39--70. Other Hope scores were freshman Collin Breit 36-35--71, freshman Evan Telzerow 38-35--73, senior Nick Campbell 37-39--76, and senior Andy Thomson 39-39-78.
Coach Ebels and Nick Campbell After Record-Breaking Round
Record-Breaking Performance Highlights Win in NCAA Qualifier (4/14/12)
The Flying Dutchmen were in record form Saturday as they won the first of three MIAA-sponsored tournaments that will determine who represents the conference at the NCAA championships next month. Hope was the MIAA's regular season champion this past fall. The top four teams in the fall standings are competing in the three 18-hole rounds. Hope will host the second and third rounds next Thursday and Friday at the Wuskowhan Players Club.
The Flying Dutch finished seven strokes ahead of runnerup Alma (284-291) followed by Trine 299 and Olivet 304.
Senior co-captain Nick Campbell (pictured) captured medalist honors with a school-record MIAA round of 65 strokes. The previous mark was 67 strokes by Ryan Shedd (2003) and Tommy Yamaoka (205). The team score of 284 strokes was also a record for a Hope team in an MIAA round topping the previous mark of 288 in a tournament at the Lenawee golf course in 2006.
Scores of other Hope golfers were John Cannon 70, Evan Telzerow 74, Andy Thomson 75 and Collin Breit 76.
Flying Dutchmen Fourth in Furniture City Classic (4/11/12)
The Flying Dutchmen finished fourth in the five-team, 36-hole Furniture City Classic played at the Quail Ridge golf club in Ada on Wednesday. Calvin led the field at 624 strokes followed by Davenport 626, Corfnerston 631, Hope 651 and Aquinas 653. Leading Hope was Ben Lanting 82-78--160 followed by Nick Campbell 80-81--161, Graham Vanderheide 82-83--165, Jason Vanderklok 82-87--169 and Ben Lewis 89-83--171.
Flying Dutchmen Compete at Knight Invitational (4/16/12)
The Flying Dutchmen 'B' team competed in the ten-team Knight Invitational hosted Calvin on Monday at the Pilgrim's Run golf club. Cornerstone led the field over a very windy course at 329 strokes while Hope ended 18 strokes behind in tenth. Only one golfer in the entire field shot below 80. Ben Lewis led Hope at 84 strokes, followed by Ben Lanting 87, Graham Vanderheide 87, Jason Vanderkolk 89 and Garrett deWaal 96.
Flying Dutchmen Win Trine Invitational (4/10/12)
The Flying Dutchmen captured first place in the nine-team A.C. Eddy Invitational hosted by Trine University on Tuesday. Coach Bob Ebels' Flying Dutchmen finished five strokes ahead of host Trine as all five Hope golfers finished the 18-hole round below 80. The team was led by seniors Nick Campbell and Andy Thomson who tied for third place overall at 74. Other scorers were John Cannon 76, Evan Telzerow 78 and Collin Breit 79. Hope ended at 302 strokes followed by Trine seniors 307, Trine sophomores 311, Owens CC 312, Trine freshmen 312, Ohio Northern 313, Davenport 313, Trine juniors 324 and Rochester 326.
Flying Dutch Sixth in Florida Invitational (3/20/12)
The Flying Dutchmen finished sixth in the eight-team, 72-hole Panther Invitational which concluded in Florida on Tuesday. Host Florida Tech won the tournament with a three-day total of 876 strokes followed by Saint Leo 909, Eckerd 933, Bevard CC 933, Tampa 943, Hope 995, Taylor 1,015 aqnd Murray State CC dnf. Leading Hope was Nick Campbell at 76-84-80--240 while a stroke behind was Andy Thomson at 82-75-84--241. Other Hope golfers were John Cannon 89-83-87-- 259, Collin Breit 87-91-82--260, and Evan Telzerow 85-92-86--263.
Flying Dutchmen Competing in Florida Tournament (3/19/12)
The MIAA champion Flying Dutchmen are playing in a two-day 54-hole tournament at the Majors Golf Club in Palm Bay, Fla.
Through 36 holes played on Monday, the Flying Dutchmen are sixth among eight teams. Florida Tech tops the standings at 572 strokes. Hope's total is 663. Leading Hope is Andy Thomson at 82-75--157 followed by Nick Campbell 76-84--160, John Cannon 89-83--172, Evan Telzerow 85-92--177 and Collin Breit 87-91--178.
Flying Dutchmen Golfers Featured in Magazine
Hope's MIAA champion men's golf team is featured in
the winter of issue of Michigan Golfer magazine. Read Article
2011 Fall Season in Review
Flying Dutchmen Claim MIAA Championship (10/8/11)
Final MIAA Standings
The Flying Dutchmen are back atop the MIAA. Coach Bob Ebels' Dutchmen claimed Hope's tenth conference championship over the past 13 years and the 16th in school history. The season's final Jamboree was played Saturday. While the Flying Dutchmen finished third they were able to maintain their first place seasonal standings by 19 strokes.
Flying Dutchmen Move Into First in MIAA Race (9/26/11)
The Flying Dutchmen used their home course to full advantage Monday as they won the jamboree and moved into first place in the seasonal standings. It is the first time this season Hope has led in the standings. With two jamborees remaining, coach Bob Ebels' Dutchmen have an 18 stroke lead over Alma.
Hope finished the round at the Wuskowhan Players Club with a four-player total of 298 strokes. Rival Calvin finished nine strokes behind at 307 followed by Alma 309, Trine 310, Albion 313, Olivet 314, Adrian 327, and Kalamazoo 336. The medalist was Ben Kuiper of Calvin at 37-34-71.
Sharing top honors for the Flying Dutchmen at 73 strokes were senior Nick Campbell (36-37--73) and freshman Evan Telzerow (35-38--73). Next were Andy Thomson 37-37--74, John Cannon 41-37--78 and Collin Breit 41-41--82.
Hope's seasonal total is 1,835 strokes folowed by Alma 1,53, Adrian and Trine 1,857 each, Olivet 1,858, Calvin 1,861, Albion 1,897 and Kalamazoo 2,005.
Flying Dutchmen Maintain Position in MIAA Race (9/24/11)
The Flying Dutchmen maintained their second place position in the seasonal MIAA men's golf standings despite finishing fifth in the league jamboree hosted by Trine on Saturday. Calvin led the nine-team field at 294 strokes followed by Olivet 296, Trine 300, Alma 303, Hope 303, Adrian and Albion 306 each and Kalamazoo 324. After five rounds Adrian is the leader at 1,530 strokes followed by Hope 1,537, Alma and Olivet 1,544 each, Calvin 1,554, Albion 1,582 and Kalamazoo 1,669.
Flying Dutchmen Move Into Second in MIAA Standings (9/20/11)
The Flying Dutchmen continued to climb up the standings in the MIAA race by finishing second in the season's fourth conference jamboree on Tuesday. There is a new leader in the standings, however. Adrian won the jamboree to move into first in the seasonal standings. The Bulldogs have a 10 stroke advantage over the Flying Dutchmen at the midway point in the season.
Adrian established an MIAA course record at Kalamazoo's Milham Park golf course at 292 strokes followed by Hope 300, Albion, Calvin and Trine at 304 each, Olivet 305, Kalamazoo 314 and Alma 315.
Adrian teammates Mac Boucher and Karter Clark shared medalist honors at 71 strokes. Nick Campbell led Hope at 73 strokes followed by Evan Telzerow 74, John Cannon 75, Collin Breit 78 and Andy Thomson 79.
Flying Dutchmen Win MIAA Jamboree (9/14/11)
The Flying Dutchmen captured the season's third conference jamboree on Wednesday to move into third place in the seasonal standings. Playing at the Bedford Valley Country Club, coach Bob Ebels ended with a four-player total of 299. Four strokes behind was Adrian at 303 followed by Olivet 310, league-leading Alma 312, Calvin and Albion 316 each, Trine 318 and Kalamazoo 328.
The medalist was Mac Boucher of Adrian at 36-35--71. A stroke behind (38-34--72) was Hope's Nick Campbell. Scores of other Hope golfers were Evan Telzerow 38-37--75, Colin Breit 39-36--75, Andy Thomson 38-39--77, and John Cannon 43-36--79.
Alma maintains its lead in the standings, but only four strokes ahead of Adrian, 928-932. Hope has moved within six strokes at 934 strokes followed by Olivet and Trine at 943 each, Calvin 956, Albion 974 and Kalamazoo 1,031.
Flying Dutchmen Fifth at MIAA Tournament (9/10/11)
For the second consecutive league tournament, Hope finished in a tie for fifth place in competition Saturday at the Pine River golf course. Host Alma led the nine-team field at 289 strokes, followed by Adrian 301, Trine and Olivet 304 each, Calvin and Hope 305 each, Kalamazoo 324 and Albion 328.
After two conference tournaments Hope stands in fifth place. Alma is the leader at 616 strokes followed by Trine 625, Adrian 629, Olivet 633, Hope 635, Calvin 640, Albion 658, and Kalamazoo 703.
On Saturday Hope co-captains Andy Thomson and Nick Campbell were part of a six-way tie for medalist honors at 72 strokes. John Cannon followed at 78, Jason Vanderklok 83, and Collin Breit 86.
Flying Dutchmen Fifth in Season Opening Tournament (9/3/11)
The Flying Dutchmen finished fifth in the season opening two-day, 36-hole Collins Memorial Tournament hosted by Olivet at the Bedford Valley Country Club. MIAA rival Calvin led the 14-team field at 597 strokes. Hope ended at 612 strokes. Andy Thomson led Hope with a fifth place finish 76-73--149, ten strokes behind the medalist. Others in the top ten were Collin Breit 72-78--150 and Nick Campbell 77-74--151.