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HU opens up spring season by finishing 10th at the USF Invite

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. - The HU men’s golf team opened up the spring portion of their schedule April 2-3 at the University of Saint Francis Spring Invitational where they shot a 637 to finish 10th out of 12 team.

Despite a rainy first day at Autumn Ridge Golf Club, the Foresters got off to a great start by shooting a 316 to head into day two in the No. 3 spot. Unfortunately they couldn’t match that on Friday at Cherry Hill Golf Club as they posted a 321 to drop seven spots for their tenth place finish.

Lance Hoch shot an eight-over-par 152 (74, 78) to finish 11th out of a field of 82 golfers. Ryan Boester carded a 156 (76, 80) for a piece of 23rd place while Devin Dale turned in a 163 (82, 81) to claim 52nd.

Derek Zurcher posted a 168 (84, 84) and Zach Borntreger rounded out his team’s scoring with a 175 (93, 82). Playing as an individual, Zach Herber finished with a 182 (92, 90).

“After a pretty decent first round on a tough course in wet conditions, it was disappointing to drop as much as we did Friday on an easier course,” said Coach Pete Schownir. “Everyone has their own set of challenges to work on and most of it revolves around the mental game.

“Lance Hoch has a strong game and is on the verge of stepping up to be a contender each time he tees it up.”

Lindenwood-Belleville topped the leader board by shooting a 603 followed by Mount Vernon (608), Trine (616), Saint Francis (620), Bethel (620), Indiana Tech (624), Madonna (625), Concordia (WI) (633), Grace (636), HU (637), Lewis (645) and Manchester (656).

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.