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Foresters struggle at IWU Spring Invitational

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MARION, Ind. - It was a frustrating day of golf for the Foresters as they shot a 662 (341, 321) at the Indiana Wesleyan Spring Invitational to finish last among a field of seven teams on Monday at Meshingomesia Country Club in Marion (Ind.).

Devin Dale posted a 160 (82, 78) to finish tied for 16th out of 38 golfers. Ryan Boester turned in a 165 (84, 81). Lance Hoch bounced back from a 90 in the opening round to shoot a 78 in the afternoon to finish with a 168. Zach Borntreger carded a 173 (89, 84) while Derek Zurcher shot a 178 (86, 92) to round out HU’s scoring. Zach Herber, competing as an individual, scored a 183.

Indiana Wesleyan established an early lead and never relented to win their own invite with a 615, twelve strokes ahead of second place Mount Vernon (627) followed by Taylor B (628), Taylor (640), Indiana Tech (646), Spring Arbor (647) and HU (662).

“There are days where adversity could be a good learning experience and I hope this was one of them,” said Coach Pete Schownir. “Meshingomesia is an old-school golf course where accuracy is more important than distance and that is not what college players today are used to.

“We did not adapt to these conditions well at all and it showed in the scoring. We relaxed a little better in the afternoon round but we need to get sharper before next week's Crossroads League tournament.”

The Foresters have a week’s break before the Crossroads League Tournament at Glendarin Hills GC in Angola (Ind.) slated for May 4-5.

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 16 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 222 All-America Scholar Athlete honors. Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest.