Written by Emily Jodway, Sports Information Student Assistant
Angola, Ind. - The Alma College men's golf team finished seventh at the second Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Jamboree on Saturday (Sept. 22) shooting a 319 (+35). The Scots remain in seventh place in the conference standings after two MIAA Tournaments, though they improved on their first-round score of 324.
The Scots were led by freshman Eli Pinter (Muskegon, Mich. / Reeths-Puffer), who tied for ninth place overall and shot a career-best 73. That score is also the best for any men's golfer this season — the previous season-low was a 77 by Tait Morrissey (Canadian Lakes, Mich. / Big Rapids).
Morrissey landed in a tie for 28th with his score of 79. Seniors Bennett Schmitt (Frankfort, Mich. / Frankfort) and Kyle Bodkins (Ada, Mich. / Forest Hills Central) shot an 81 and an 86, respectively. In 47th place, Luke Lamoreaux (Sterling Heights, Mich. / Sterling Heights-Stevenson) shot a 90 to wrap up the day for the Scots.
Hope College won today's Jamboree with a 277 (-7), 19 strokes below second place Trine University and Calvin College. It leads Calvin by 25 strokes for first in the conference.
The men's golf team is back in action on Thursday (Sept. 27) at the third MIAA Jamboree. Tee time at the Medalist Golf Club in Marshall is at 1 p.m.