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Foresters Lose Ground in MCC

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In their second MCC match of the season, the Foresters improved with a fifth place finish, but their score of 317 lost them more ground in the overall standings. HC enter the match in sixth place, six strokes out of fifth place. The Foresters now need to make up 10 strokes to move into fifth place, which would give them an opportunity to play in the NAIA Region VIII Tournament in the spring. Andrew Porterfield again led HC with a 75, which tied him for second place in the individual standings. Jay Tropf and Dan Knuth both shot 79, while Wes Knuth and Justin Knierim both finished with 84. “We wasted a golden opportunity to move up in the standings and instead dug a deeper hole,” said Coach Schownir. “We can’t keep counting 84’s and expect a good team score. Some of our players finished poorly down the stretch. We have two tournaments to make up 10 strokes or we don’t qualify for regional in the spring.” Marian College won the match with a score of 302 and is currently holding the top spot in the standings with a combined score of 604. Bethel College and Taylor University both finished with 311 followed by Spring Arbor University (313), HC (317), Indiana Wesleyan University (319), University of St. Francis (323), Grace (338), and Goshen (390). The Foresters now stand at 15-33 on the season.