In the two-day Region VIII Preview Tournament, senior Andrew Porterfield took top honors with a 149 (76, 73) to lead the Foresters to their first win of the spring. HU won the tournament with a team score of 636, followed by Cornerstone (639), Aquinas (641), Taylor (668), St. Francis (669) and Concordia (733).
"Andrew Porterfield played magnificently and deserved to win," said Coach Schownir. "This is his third medalist title of his senior year and I am so proud of him."
Freshman Spencer Batt, who also shot two rounds in the 70s for the Foresters, posted the fourth-best individual score in the tournament with a 155. Other HU scores included Justin Imel with a 165, Daniel Schroeder with a 167 and Ryan Bonner with a 174.
"Spencer Batt comes to play every day and performs more like a veteran rather than a freshman," commented Schownir. "Justin Imel came off an ugly front nine (44) to shoot par on the back nine and that helped seal the win for us. Even though some of the top teams in the region were not here, this should give us momentum heading into the regional tournament next week."