It was a landmark day for a young Forester squad that posted the program's first win since the early 90's and the lowest team score in at least a decade.
Led by senior Andrew Porterfield's medalist round of three-under par 69, three freshmen contributed scores in the 70's to give Huntington a winning team total of 296, breaking the 300 barrier that has eluded the Foresters for so long. In his first collegiate tournament, HU freshman Ryan Bonner took second place in the match by posting a 74 and classmate Daniel Schroeder was third with his 76. Lee Taylor, also representing the Foresters for the first time, finished with a 77 to complete HU's scoring. Freshman Justin Imel also shot in the 70's with a 79 in his first outing and sophomore Patrick Davis added an 81.
"Ryan and Lee played superbly in their first collegiate tournament and Daniel bounced back from a rough weekend with a quality performance," said an elated Coach Schownir. "This group of freshmen is just great with their desire, their work ethic, and they get along so well. I couldn't be more pleased. It was also great to see Andrew record a career low with his 69."
Following HU in the standings were Indiana Wesleyan (319), Taylor (320), St. Francis (324), Grace (325), and Goshen (369). The win moves the Foresters to 6-9 on the season.