The Indiana Northwest men’s golf team didn’t let a little weather get in the way of a successful opening to the spring portion of its schedule Saturday afternoon.
The RedHawks played all 36 holes of the South Bend Intercollegiate on Saturday after the first round was delayed Friday. Battling grueling winds and dropping temperatures, the RedHawks posted a team scored of 635 and won their first tournament title in school history with a three-stroke win over Grace.
“This win says a lot about our team and how far they have come in such a short time,” IUN golf coach Ryan Bishop said in a media release. “We used scores from all five of our players today, so it is a complete win. As a coach, I couldn’t be more happy for them, our university, and our program.”
Chesterton native Eric Richardson posted scores of 76 and 77 in the two rounds Saturday to lead the RedHawks with a total score of 153, good for second place in the South Bend Intercollegiate. Crown Point native Mike Lee was one shot behind with a 154. Lee shot 81 in the first round, but recovered to shoot a team-best 73 in the final round. Both Richardson and Lee made the all-tournament team.
The RedHawks will return to the links this weekend as they participate in the IU-Kokomo Cougar Invite at Wildcat Creek Golf Course in Kokomo.
Pagan blasts into record book: Purdue Northwest softball player Holly Pagan made some program history this week when she was named the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week.
Pagan, a junior from Bartlett, Illinois, hit .700 in four games last week and hit three of her four home runs as the Pride snapped an eight-game losing streak with an 8-6 win over Cardinal Stritch last Friday. Pagan was 3-3 in the game with two home runs.
The award was the first individual honor of Pagan’s career and the first time that a Purdue Northwest softball player has been named the CCAC Player of the Week.
The Pride (11-14-1) are set to host Olivet Nazarene this afternoon in CCAC action.
Webb gem: Valparaiso senior golfer Peter Webb delivered an award-winning performance last weekend at the Hoosier Invitational. Webb earned medalist honors in Bloomington by posting a 7-under-par 206 over three rounds last weekend. The win was the first in Webb’s career and marked the first time a Valparaiso golfer has earned medalist honors since September 2014.
Webb was named the Horizon League Golfer of the Week on Wednesday and his 206 marked a career-best performance and matched a 54-hole program record. Webb has now won Horizon League Golfer of the Week honors five times in his career and Wednesday’s honor was his first since March 2016.