Facing a very talented field in their season opener, the Foresters finished tenth of eleven teams in the Indiana Wesleyan Fall Invitational. Sophomore Patrick Davis, who teed it up for the first time for HU, posted the Foresters' best score in the two-day event with back-to-back rounds of 78. His 156 tournament total placed him in a tie for 30th overall.
"I can't say enough about Patrick's performance," said Coach Schownir. "This was his first collegiate tournament and he played steady on a difficult course he had only seen once before. He handled things very well."
Andrew Porterfield was just a stroke behind Davis with a 157 (76, 81). Freshman Dan Schroeder, also his first outing, posted a 166 (86, 80), Dan Knuth came in at 167 (82, 85) and Wes Knuth was at 170 (80, 90).
Mt. Mercy (IA) won the Invitational with a team score of 587 (300, 287). The Foresters had a 316 in the opening round and followed that up with a 324 on the second 18 for a 640. "This is the toughest field we'll face all year until the MCC tournament, so I am not disappointed with our standing but I am displeased at how we did not improve our score on the second day," stated Schownir. "I am going to put in some of our freshmen next week to see how they do."