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Hope Men's Golfers of Distinction

Updated spring 2014

Hope Golfers at Nationals

1987 Hope finished 17th in a field of 21 teams at the NCAA Division III championships in Mansfield, Ohio. Hope golfers with their per-round average over the 72-hole tournament were Todd Barckholtz, 78.3; Brian Westveer, 78.3; Quinn Smith, 80.5; Steve Knott, 81.3; and Rolfe Timmerman, 82.8.
1988 Hope finished 17th in a field of 21 teams at the NCAA Division III championships in Greensboro, N.C. Hope golfers with their per-round average over the 72-hole tournament were Dave Tull, 79.7; Brian Westveer, 80.0; Todd Barckholtz, 81.0; Steve Knott, 81.3; and Guy Samples, 85.0.
1994 Frank Gauntt tied for 51st place in a field of 120 golfers at NCAA Division III championships in Fayetteville, N.C. He averaged 79.3 strokes per 18-holes over the 72-hole tournament.
1999 Eric Wohlfield tied for 19th place in a field of 120 golfers at the NCAA Division III championships in Williamstown, Mass. He averaged 76.8 strokes per 18-holes over the 72-hole tournament.
2000 Hope finished in a tie for 17th in a field of 23 teams at the NCAA Division III championships in Battle Creek, Mich. Hope golfers with their per-round average over the weather abbreviated 54-hole tournament were Aaron Vandenberg, 77.3; Eric Wohlfield, 78.7; Mike Feyen, 79.3; Everett Leonard, 79.7; and Chris Rutan, 81.6.
2002 Eric Wohfield finished 51st in a field of 120 players at the NCAA Division III championships in Lincoln, Neb. He averaged 79.0 strokes per 18-holes over the 72-hole tournament.
2006 Hope finished 17th in a field of 23 teams at the NCAA Division III championships in Lincoln, Neb. Hope golfers with their per-round average over the 72-hole tournament were Tommy Yamaoka, 77.3; Matt Lapham, 78.3; Nate Golomb, 79.3; Ryan Sheets, 80.0; and Steve Martindale, 83.0.
2007 Hope finished 18th in a field of 35 teams at the NCAA Division III championships in Carmel and Fishers, Ind. Hope golfers with their per-round average over the 72-hole tournament were Tommy Yamaoka (#15, All-America), 76.5; Nate Golomb, 78.5; Steve Martindale, 81.5; Ryan Sheets, 82.0; and Matt Lapham, 83.8.
2008 Hope finished 18th in a field of 35 teams at the NCAA Division III championships in Braselton, Ga. Hope golfers with their per-round average over the 72-hole tournament were Tommy Yamaoka, 76.3; Matt Lapham, 77.8; Don Kring, 79.3; Ryan Sheets, 79.5; Steve Martindale, 82.3
2010 Hope tied for 9th place in a field of 37 teams at the NCAA Division III championships in Hershey, Pa. Hope golfers with their per-round average over two rounds (36 holes) were Steven Strock (#20 All-America), 74.3; Chris Ansel, 74.8; Charles Olson, 75.3; Andy Thomson, 79.5; Nick Campbell, 76.0 (three of four rounds)
2012 Hope finished 35th in a field of 41 teams at the NCAA Division III championships in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. Hope golfers with their per-round average over the 72-hole tournament were Collin Breit, 79.0; Nick Campbell, 81.0; Evan Telzerow, 82.0; Andy Thomson, 83.0; John Cannon, 85.5.
2014 Hope tied for 17th place in a field of 41 teams at the NCAA Division III championships in Greensboro, N.C. Hope golfers with their per-round average over 36 holes of play were Ben Lewis, 73.0; Winton Munch, 73.5; Ben Lanting, 77.0; Evan Telzerow, 79.5; Collin Breit, 83.0.

 

Top Averages at Nationals
Average over 72-hole tournament
and place among competitors.

74.3 Steven Strock, 2010 20th place
74.8 Chris Ansel, 2010 28th place
75.3 Charles Olson, 2010 34th place
76.5 Tommy Yamaoka, 2007 15th place
76.5 Tommy Yamaoka, 2008 37th place
76.8 Eric Wohlfield, 1999 19th place
77.3 Aaron Vandenberg, 2000 48th place
77.3 Tommy Yamaoka, 2006 36th place
77.8 Matt Lapham, 2008 57th place
78.3 Todd Barckholtz, 1987 46th place
78.3 Brian Westveer, 1987 46th place
78.3 Matt Lapham, 2006 51st place
78.5 Nate Golomb, 2007 43rd place
78.7 Eric Wohlfield, 2000 65th place

 

MIAA Medalists

1947 Howard Jalving
1949 Bill Kloote
1950 Howard Jalving
1960 Bob Holt
1969 Fred Muller
1986 Brian Westveer
1989 Magnus Lunblad
1992 Mike Peddie
1998 Eric Wohlfield
1999 Eric Wohlfield
2000 Aaron VandenBerg
2001 Eric Wohlfield
2002 Justin Spyker
2003 Ryan Shedd
2004 Tommy Yamaoka
2006 Matt Lapham
2007 Tommy Yamaoka
2008 Steven Strock
2009 Steven Strock
2010 Chris Ansel
2013 Winton Munch

 

All-Time Leading Hope Golfers

  Year Avg. MIAA Rank
1. Matt Lapham 2006 71.8 #1
2. Tommy Yamaoka 2005 72.3 #2
3. Eric Wohlfield 1998 72.4 #1
4. Chris Ansel 2010 72.5 #1
5. Steven Strock 2008 73.0 #1
6. Nate Golomb 2006 73.1 #2
7. Tommy Yamaoka 2007 73.5 #1
8. Tommy Yamaoka 2006 73.6 #4
8. Matt Lapham 2007 73.6 #2
10. Steven Strock 2009 73.7 #1

(Based on finish in MIAA tournaments since current format started in 1978.)

 

MIAA Hole-in-Ones

  • Jay Prasad, 9-6-97 (at Duck Lake CC-Albion), 5th hole (par 3, 115 yards)
  • Chris Ansel, 9-8-09 (at Bedford Valley CC-Olivet), 11th hole (par 3, 208 yards)

 

MIAA Records

  • Eric Wohlfield holds the MIAA career record for the best cumulative score per 18-hole tournament round. In 30 conference tournaments from 1998-01, Wohlfield averaged 74.4 strokes per round.
  • Ryan Shedd tied the MIAA record for the best 18-hole round, a 67, at the Clearbrook Golf Club on September 29, 2003. The mark was broken in 2005.
  • Nick Campbell set an MIAA record for the best 18-hole round in the NCAA qualifying tournament, a 65, at the Zollner Golf Course on April 14, 2012.

 

Best 18-Hole Rounds in MIAA Tournaments

65 Nick Campbell, Zollner GC (Trine), 2012 AQ
67 Ryan Shedd, Clearbrook GC (Hope), 2003
67 Tommy Yamaoka, Wuskowhan PC (Hope), 2005
68 Magnus Lunblad, Duck Lake CC (Albion), 1989
68 Mark Piersma, Kettering CC (Defiance), 1998
68 Tommy Yamaoka, Zollner GC (Tri-State), 2007
68 Steven Strock, Zollner GC (Trine), 2008
68 Chris Ansel, Milham Park GC (Kalamazoo), 2010
68 Winton Munch, Zollner GC (Trine), 2013
69 Eric Wohlfield, Bedford Valley CC (Olivet), 2000
69 Ryan Shedd, Lake Doster GC (Kalamazoo), 2003
69 Tommy Yamaoka, Molner GC (Tri-State), 2005
69 Matt Lapham, Bedford Valley CC (Olivet), 2005
69 Nate Golomb, Molner GC (Tri-State), 2006
69 Matt Lapham, Pine River CC (Alma), 2006
69 Matt Lapham, Lenawee CC (Adrian), 2007
69 Matt Lapham, The Prairies CC (Kalamazoo), 2007
69 Steven Strock, Wuskowhan PC (Hope), 2008
69 Chris Ansel, Wuskowhan PC (Hope), 2010

 

National Honors

1999 Eric Wohlfield was presented the Softspikes Freshman of the Year award as the outstanding freshman among all NCAA Division III freshman golfers during the 1998-99 season.
2004 Tommy Yamaoka was named to the Division III National all-freshman team by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
2007 Tommy Yamaoka was named a Ping Second Team All-American by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
2010 Steven Strock was named a Ping Third Team All-American by the Golf Coaches Association of America.
2013 Winton Munch was named to NCAA Division III All-Freshmen Team By Golf Coaches Association of America
 

 

All-Region Golfers

1986 Brian Westveer
1987 Brian Westveer
2004 Tommy Yamaoka
2006 Matt Lapham
2006 Tommy Yamaoka
2011 Chris Ansel
2011 Nick Campbell
2014 Winton Munch

 

All-American Scholars*

2000-01 Aaron Vandenberg
2003-04 Jeff Melville
2004-05 Justin Spyker
2004-05 Ryan Shedd
2008-09 Steven Strock
2008-09 DJ Scholten
2008-09 Don Kring
2009-10 Steven Strock
2010-11 Nick Campbell
2010-11 Andy Thomson
2013-14 Collin Breit
2013-14 Ben Lanting

* National College Golf Coaches Association

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