Men's Golf Wins First MIAA Jamboree Of The Season

Ben Kramer posing for a portrait in a blue golf shirt Josh Gibson posing for a portrait in a blue golf shirt

by Alan Babbitt

Josh Gibson and Ben Kramer drove the ninth-ranked Hope College men's golf team to victory on Wednesday in the first Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Jamboree of the season.

Both carded the tournament's two lowest scores during Wednesday's round at Bedford Valley Country Club as the Flying Dutchmen won with a team score of 286.

Gibson, pictured left, carded a 4-under-par 68 to earn medalist honors. The senior from Grandville, Michigan (Grandville HS) collected seven birdies and eight pars.

Kramer, pictured right, tied for second by firing a 69. The senior from Spring Lake, Michigan (Spring Lake) had four birdies.

Hope topped an eight-team field that included runner-up Calvin College (292) and third-place Trine University (294).

MIAA Season Standings

There are six 18-hole rounds played during the fall season. The regular-season MIAA championship is determined by the lowest team score after play is completed.

Senior Andrew Goble of Brighton, Michigan (Brighton HS) chipped in a 74 for the Flying Dutchmen.

Junior Daniel Settecerri of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (Bloomfield Hills) shot a 75 for Hope, while junior Noah Weigle of Grandville, Michigan (Grandville HS) had a 76.

"We're happy to get the win and happy to shoot under par as a team," head coach Scott Lokers said. "That was led by two really good rounds by Josh and Ben."

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