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HU golf claims 8th in first invite of the spring

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NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – Playing for the first time this spring, the HU men’s golf team brought home an eighth place finish at the Purgatory Intercollegiate hosted by Taylor University over the weekend.

After shooting a 329 on Friday, the Foresters fired a 315 on Saturday to post a 644 to finish in the middle of pack of the 15-team field.

“The guys did a great job of bringing in lower second round scores today,” said Coach Rick Sholund about Saturday’s performance. “As a team, we had it near even par at the midpoint of the round but then some big numbers hit. They are capable of being in contention at every event. As we get better at focusing on the right things for all 18 and eliminating big mistakes, I believe we will be contending more consistently.”

Cale Carr paced Huntington over the two-day event with an eleven-over-par 155 (80, 75) to claim 16th overall out of 80 golfers.

Luis Estaban showed great resilience. After shooting an 84 in his first round, he bounced back to fire a team-low 74 on Saturday to finish 27th overall with a 158. Zach Borntreger posted the second team-low round of his career on Friday by carding a 79. He would go on to post an 83 in round two to finish with a 162 good for 42nd place.

Zak Cummings (86-83--169) and Chandler Rang (88-84--172) rounded out the Foresters’ scoring to finish 63rd and 66th respectively.

“We continue to strive for team culture and a ‘compete for every shot’ mindset that I saw happening and I am excited to be a part of it,” said Sholund. “For our first event of the spring in very windy conditions, I think, the team did very well and I am happy with their effort. Overall, this was a solid weekend to build on.”

Taylor shot an impressive four-over-par 589 to claim the title followed by Taylor B (612), Parkland (613), Wheaton (613), Holy Cross (619), Mount Vernon (637), Roosevelt (637) HU (644), Olivet Nazarene (649), Cincinnati Christian (659), Bethel (660), North Central (664), IU Kokomo (526), IU Kokomo B (672) and IU South Bend (680).

HU is back in action on Saturday to compete in the Mount Vernon Nazarene University Spring Classic.

 The Huntington University Foresters compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past decade, Huntington has produced 38 NAIA All-America honors and 254 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.