Men's and Women's Golf Win Duck Lake Invitational Titles

by Alan Babbitt

The Hope College men's and women's golf teams swept top honors at the Duck Lake Invitational hosted by Albion College on Tuesday.

The Flying Dutchmen shot a winning score of 295 at Duck Lake Country Club, while the Flying Dutch recorded a first-place total of 332.

Junior Luke Tapani of Wayzata, Minnesota (Providence Academy) and freshman Seth Almquist of Minneapolis, Minnesota (Wayzata HS) both carded 3-over-par 73s to share medalist honors in the 20-golf, three-team men's tournament.

Junior Jordyn Rioux of Farmington, Michigan (Livonia Ladywood) led the Flying Dutch by finishing runner-up in the 29-golfer, six-team women's tournament with a 79.

Freshman Jack Crawford of Carmel, Indiana (Carmel) fired a 74 to place third for the Flying Dutchmen.

Freshman Drew Dykens of Holland, Michigan (West Ottawa) chipped in a 75 and tied for fourth.

Freshman Charlie Eriksen of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (Cranbrook Kingswood) shot a 76 and tied for sixth.

For the Flying Dutch, junior Abigail Meder of Lansing, Michigan (Lansing Catholic Central HS) and freshman Grace VanDellen of Oxford, Michigan (Lutheran Northwest) were part of a three-way tie for third after carding 81s.

Sophomore Lexi Miller of Bremen, Indiana (Bremen) came in sixth after shooting an 82.

Sophomores Megan Jenkinson of Traverse City, Michigan (T.C. West) and Megan Radaz of Alma, Michigan (Alma) tied for 14th with 91s.

Both teams return to action on Saturday, September 21.

The Flying Dutchmen tee off in the MIAA Jamboree hosted by Alma College at Pine River Country Club at 1 p.m.

The Flying Dutch host Aquinas College and Calvin College for a 2 p.m. event at Railside Golf Club in Byron Center.

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