Men 's Golf Stands in Second Place at Two-Day Lou Collins Invitational

by Eva Dean Folkert

Tied for second place and just four strokes out of first, the Hope College men's golf team started its new season with a steady round of play in the Lou Collins Invitational, hosted by Olivet College at Bedford Valley Country Club in Battle Creek.

The 18th-ranked Flying Dutchmen shot a team total of 297 on Friday. The same score was posted by league rival Kalamazoo College. Allegheny (Pa.) College leads the 13-team invitational after the first round, in at 293. 

Hope was led by senior Daniel Settecerri of Bloomfield Hills (Bloomfield Hills HS) who fired a an even-par 72, good for sixth place individually.

Junior Luke Tapani of Wayzata, Minnesota (Providence Academy) and freshman Jack Crawford of Carmel, Indiana (Carmel HS) each shot rounds of 2-over 74. That score tied them for eighth place.

Rounding out Hope's official lineup was senior Noah Weigle of Grandville (Grandville HS) with a 77 (tied for 24th) and sophomore Austin Zolman of Wyoming (Grandville HS) with an 81 (tied for 47th).

Freshman Seth Almquist of Minneapolis, Minnesota (Wayzata HS) played as an individual and fired a round of 1-under 71, tying him for second place individually.

The Lou Collins Invitational concludes tomorrow with its final round starting at 9 a.m.