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Hoch earns second All-Conference award, Foresters finish 8th at CL tourney

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ANGOLA, Ind. - The HU golf team wrapped up its season with an eighth place finish at the Crossroads League Championships yesterday and today held at Glendarin Hills Golf Club in Angola (Ind.). The Foresters started off by shooting a 304 to find themselves in a tie for fifth after the first round. The next two rounds HU posted a 310 and 327 to finish with a 941 total.

“I thought we could have a chance to get into fifth place,” said Coach Schownir. “But unlike the first couple of rounds, we could not put four scores together in cool and rainy conditions on Tuesday.”

Lance Hoch finished tied for tenth overall to pace Coach Schownir’s crew. The Marian native shot a nine-over-par 225 (75, 76, 74) to earn his second consecutive All-Conference honor. Devin Dale carded a 235 (78, 76, 81) for a 26th place finish.

Zach Borntreger had a season-best one-over-par 73 in round one on his way to shooting a 241. Ryan Boester posted a 247 (78, 78, 91) and Derek Zurcher rounded out the scoring with a 260 (86, 90, 84).

Schownir pulled plenty of positives from his team’s play. “This was an exhilarating and frustrating event. Lance Hoch knew he had to have a great final round to have a chance at All-Crossroads League and he came through with a final nine holes in one under par, including a birdie on the 18th, to get the job done. I believe he will be an elite player in the League next year.

“Zach Borntreger grew a lot by shooting a career low 73 to lead the team in the first round. I really feel he can build from this in the future. Devin Dale and Ryan Boester set great examples as seniors by helping their teammates with their games and by their encouragement. They will be Foresters forever.”

Marian claimed the tourney title by shooting an 890 followed by Indiana Wesleyan (896), Mount Vernon (896), Bethel (906), Saint Francis (919), Taylor (923), Spring Arbor (939), HU (941) and Grace (961). 

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.