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Foresters Open Season at U of I Invite

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The Forester golf team opened its season with a 12th place finish at the University of Indianapolis Invitational. Sixteen team squared off on the Heartland Crossing links with the hosts successfully defending their home turf. The Greyhounds (297) edged Marian College (298) by a stroke to take the team title followed by Northern Kentucky (305), Butler (309), Bellermine (310), Bethel (312), Southern Indiana (315), Taylor (316), St. Joseph’s (318), Franklin and Kentucky Wesleyan (321), HC (322), Brescia (323), St. Francis (344), Kentucky State (365), and Oakland City (368). Medallist honors went to Marian College’s Stephen Ford who shot a two-under par 70. HC’s Andrew Porterfield got off to a slow start with double bogeys on his first two holes, but then went five-under par on his final 16 to finish with a 71. He then played two playoff holes against Indianapolis’ Mike Amore, who also shot a 71, and birdied the second hole to claim the second place finish outright. “I can’t say enough about Andrew’s performance,” said Coach Schownir. ” Although he double-bogeyed his first two holes, he didn’t quit and stayed patient.” Other scorers for HC were Justin Knierim (79), Wes Knuth (84), and Shawn Oertling (88). “We are not used to playing a links-type course and the wind made it difficult for our guys at times. Justin was spraying the ball off the tee, but really hung in there to post a decent score.” With the 12th place finish, the men are 4-11 on the season..