Juniors Josh Gibson of Grandville, Michigan (Grandville HS) and Ben Kramer of Spring Lake, Michigan (Spring Lake) both carded even-par 71s at Wuskowhan Players Club to lead the 13th-ranked Hope College men's golf team to a second-place finish at the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Jamboree on Monday.
The Flying Dutchmen posted a team score of 289 — four strokes behind first-place Calvin. Gibson and Kramer tied for third in the individual standings.
Senior Kade Hoeksema of Byron Center, Michigan (South Christian) chipped in a 72. He tied for sixth.
Sophomore Daniel Settecerri of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (Bloomfield Hills) rounded out Hope's scoring with a 75.
Junior Andrew Goble of Brighton, Michigan (Brighton) had a 78.
The Flying Dutchmen now trail Calvin by nine strokes after 54 holes of MIAA competition this fall. There are 54 more holes remaining.
MIAA Standings (after 54 holes)
Calvin 863, Hope 872, Kalamazoo 906 Trine 913, Adrian 917, Albion 939, Olivet 940
Hope had three golfers playing as individuals: sophomore Noah Weigle of Grandville, Michigan (Grandville) with a 79, freshman Jason Deans of Arlington Hills, Illinois (John Hersey) with an 80, and freshman Jacob Thomson of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin (Central Wisconsin Christian) with an 83.
Photo of Josh Gibson by Lynne Powe