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HU battles at Blackthorn to finish 7th

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. - In their second outing of the season, the Forester men’s golf team posted a 626 (317, 309) to finish 7th out of 14 teams at the Battle at Blackthorn hosted by Bethel College over the weekend.

Kaleb Harness had a solid performance to pace his team with a 12-over-par 156 (79, 77) to finish tied for 24th out of 72 golfers. Cale Carr (83, 74), Lance Hoch (79, 78) and Logan DeMaa (77, 80) finished one stroke behind Harness to share the 29th spot. Zach Borntreger posted a 173 (82, 91) to round out the Foresters’ line-up.

“I am pleased with how the men performed under difficult conditions,” said Coach Sholund. “Each week Coach Herrell and I see them mature as players. Our youth still plays a role but their coach-ability and work ethic show in the results.”

St. Francis (Ill.) shot a 598 to claim the men’s title followed by Holy Cross (601), Mount Vernon (602), Taylor (606), Madonna (607), Saint Francis (623), HU (626), Bethel (627), Grace (631), Roosevelt (635), Trinity Christian (647), IU East (647), IU Kokomo (683) and Ancilla (713).

The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 39 NAIA All-America honors and 234 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.