The Foresters hosted their own fall invitational at LaFontaine Golf Club and came in five strokes behind Spring Arbor for a second place finish. The Cougars, who competed in the NAIA National Tournament last season, posted a 296 for the win with HU and Olivet College following at 301. Taylor was fourth at 313 followed by Ancilla (316), St. Francis (320), Grace (327), and Goshen (357).
"I have mixed feelings in that I wish we could have won our own invitational, but Spring Arbor is a very good team," said Coach Schownir. "We just don't invite pansies so that we can hand ourselves a trophy every year, we have to go out and earn it and this is good for us."
Andrew Porterfield was one over par with a 73 to lead HU. Justin Imel shot a 75, Spencer Batt had a 76 and Wes Knuth finished with a 77 to round out the scoring for the Foresters.
"Andrew and Justin did well and Spencer turned in a good score for us" said Schownir. "We scored 148 on the front nine, but we had to count three double bogies on the back nine and finished with a 153. We have to eliminate those mistakes to get to the next level."
The Foresters now stand at 19-15 on the season.