www.grace.edu

Golf Stories

Stoll tabbed NAIA All-American

5/21/13

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - After leading Grace all season long, junior Trey Stoll was named Third Team All-American by the NAIA.

Stoll placed second at the 2013 Crossroads League Championships with a three-round total of 218 at Orchard Ridge Country Club. The junior from Mentone, Ind., shot a 71 in the final round to lead all players.

During the 2012-13 season, Stoll won three tournaments and finished second three other times. Overall, he earned eight top-10 finishes in Grace's eight tournaments.

The Lancers placed seventh in the CL Championships, finishing 10 shots out of fourth place in the field.


Denlinger picks Scholar-Athlete honors

5/14/13

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Junior golfer Kal Denlinger earned the prestigious Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete award as a result of his academic prowess.

Denlinger posted a 3.63 GPA during the 2012-13 season. The junior from Warsaw, Ind., is currently majoring in sport management.

 To receive NAIA Scholar-Athlete status, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status. 


Lancers place seventh at CL Championships

4/30/13

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Junior Trey Stoll highlighted Grace’s efforts at the 2013 Crossroads League Championships.

Stoll placed second on the individual leaderboard as the Lancers finished in seventh as a team at the Orchard Ridge Country Club. Stoll became Grace's first All-League honoree in recent memory.

Grace’s team total of 949 finished 10 shots out of fourth place in the three-round tournament, which was won by Marian University with an 888.

Stoll lowered his score in each round. After firing a 74-73 in his first two rounds, Stoll led all players in the third round with a 71.

Taylor Fanning (79-76-84) was second on Grace’s team, and Caleb Rovenstine was one stroke behind in third (79-84-77).

Kyle Condon carded a 253 to finish as Grace’s fourth scorer, and Taylor Breeden shot an 83 to score for Grace in the second round.

SCORING

Trey Stoll (2nd) 74 | 73 | 71...218
Taylor Fanning 79 | 76 | 84...239
Caleb Rovenstine 79 | 84 | 77...240
Kyle Condon 82 | 81 | 90...253
Taylor Breeden 91 | 83 | 92...266
TEAM 314 | 313 | 322…949


Second-round improvements at Taylor Invitational

4/23/13

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Grace's golf team rebounded after a shaky first round to finish the second round well at the Taylor Invitational.

Playing at Purdue University's Kampen Golf Course, the Lancers improved by 16 strokes as a team on Tuesday.

After carding 334 as a team in the opening round, Grace recovered with a second-round 318.

Kyle Condon and Trey Stoll lowered their totals by eight strokes apiece from Monday to Tuesday. Stoll's 82-74 finished in the top 10 on the leaderboard, and Condon carded an 88-80.

Taylor Fanning's 161 was the No. 2 score for the Lancers, and Taylor Breeden shot an 82 in the second round to improve by six strokes.

To view complete scores from the tournament, click here.

Grace will hope to continue lowering their score at next week's Crossroads League Championships at Orchard Ridge Country Club (Fort Wayne, Ind.) from April 29-30.


Golfers place fifth at Pilot Invitational

4/13/13

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Trey Stoll finished second to lead Grace’s golf team to a fifth-place showing at the Pilot Invitational from Blackthorn Golf Club.

The Lancers’ fifth place bettered the results of Crossroads League foes Saint Francis, Indiana Wesleyan and Goshen.

Stoll’s 77-71 tied for second place in tough playing conditions. Taylor Fanning (11th place) just missed making the top 10 when he carded a 74-80.

Caleb Rovenstine’s consistent 78-79 was third for Grace, and Taylor Breeden rounded out the Lancers’ scoring with a two-round total of 163.

After shooting 312 as a team in the first round, Grace’s 309 in the second round was the second-lowest total of the day.

The Lancers will next compete at the Taylor Invitational on April 22-23 at Kampen Golf Course on the campus of Purdue University.


Stoll wins Bethel Spring Sprint

4/8/13

GRANGER, Ind. - Junior Trey Stoll kicked off the spring golf season for Grace with a flourish by winning Monday’s Bethel Spring Sprint.

Stoll’s two-round total of 146 earned himself medalist honors by three strokes over his nearest competitor as the Lancers finished third overall as a team.

Caleb Rovenstine tied for fourth place individually with a consistent 76-77.

Taylor Fanning was third for Grace by carding a 79-86, and Kyle Condon rounded out the Lancers’ scoring with a two-round total of 170.

As a team Grace totaled 634 to tie Indiana Tech for third place and beating Crossroads League foe Spring Arbor by 13 strokes. Bethel College won the event with a total of 615.

To view complete results from the Bethel Spring Sprint, click here.

The Lancers continue the spring season on Friday and Saturday with the Pilot Invitational at Blackthorn Golf Course.


Wright to step down as coach of Grace Golf

12/3/12

WINONA LAKE, Ind. – Grace’s Athletic Department has announced that Bo Wright has resigned as head coach of the men’s golf team at Grace College.

“Bo has done a terrific job for Grace Athletics and the men’s team. Unfortunately, the time commitment has gotten to be too much with a growing family,” said Grace athletic director Bailey Weathers. “Bo is a strong family man, and with Bo and his wife expecting a fourth child, he believes it is best to dedicate more time to his family.”

Wright has guided the Lancers’ golf team since 2007 and has helped build the team into a competitive squad in the Crossroads League during his tenure.


Grace golfers finish in middle of Saint Francis Invite

10/2/12

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Grace’s golf team battled the competition and the unfavorable conditions at the Saint Francis Invitational, finishing in eighth place overall.

Grace just missed a season-low in the first round as the Lancers fired a 312 on Monday.

Rainy and windy conditions made play difficult on the second day of competition, however, as the Lancers finished with a second-round 332. The Lancers did finish ahead of league opponents Indiana Wesleyan, Mount Vernon Nazarene and Goshen.

Trey Stoll finished in second place in the tournament. He fired a 71 on Monday to start four strokes off the leader. His second round of 76 was only two shots higher than Tuesday’s leader as he grabbed second place on the leaderboard.

Jacob Regnier placed second for Grace with a tournament total of 164, including an impressive 78 in the first round.

Taylor Breeden (80-86) and Caleb Rovenstine (83-84) were not far behind Regnier, and Taylor Fanning was the fifth scorer as he carded an 84-88.

To view the complete tournament results, click here.

The Lancers have now concluded their fall season of competition and will look to improve in their time off before the spring schedule commences.

SCORING

Trey Stoll (2nd) 71 | 76...147
Jacob Regnier 78 | 86...164
Taylor Breeden 80 | 86...166
Caleb Rovenstine 83 | 84...167
Taylor Fanning 84 | 88...172
TEAM 312 | 332…644


Lancers improve dramatically on second day of tournament

9/25/12

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – After struggling as a team on the first day of the Battle at Blackthorn, all five members of Grace’s golf team lowered their scores on Tuesday.

The Lancers improved by 30 strokes as a team as Trey Stoll’s sixth-place finish led Grace at the Blackthorn Golf Course.

Stoll was in 19th place after Monday’s round when he carded a 78. He dropped his score by six strokes with a one-under 71 to finish with a team-best 149.

Jacob Regnier had the most dramatic turnaround when he improved his score by 11 strokes. After turning in a 90 in the first round, Regnier recovered to fire a second-round 79 to finish the tournament.

Kal Denlinger (88-87) and Bradley Clark (94-93) improved their totals by one stroke, and Kyle Condon rounded out Grace’s scoring. Condon shot a 93 in the first round before dropping his score by 11 strokes with a second-round 82.

The Lancers will compete next at the Saint Francis Invitational on Oct. 1-2.

SCORING

Trey Stoll (6th) 78 | 71…149
Jacob Regnier 90 | 79…169
Kal Denlinger 88 | 87…175
Kyle Condon 93 | 82…175
Bradley Clark 94 | 93…187
TEAM 349 | 319…668


Stoll claims second tournament of year

9/18/12

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Junior Trey Stoll continued his torrid start to the 2012 season by winning his second individual medal on Tuesday at the Holy Cross Invitational.

Stoll found himself three strokes behind the leader after a first-round 75 at the Warren Golf Course. He went on to fire the lowest score of the tournament on Tuesday with an even-par 70 to win by two strokes. Stoll has now won four tournaments for Grace since last fall.

The Lancers as a team finished in sixth place with a 646 for the tournament.

Sophomore Taylor Fanning was second for the Lancers in scoring with a score of 80-87. Kal Denlinger bounced back in a major way to improve by 14 strokes on Tuesday. He carded a second-round 77 to finish with a 168.

Caleb Rovenstine had a strong first-round score of 78 to round out Grace’s scoring. He finished with a two-day total of 170.

Taylor Breeden was the fifth-scorer for Grace, finishing with an 87-97 in his collegiate debut.

The Lancers will continue competition on Sept. 24-25 at the Bethel Invitational from Blackthorn Golf Course.

SCORING
Trey Stoll (1st) 75 | 70...145
Taylor Fanning 80 | 87...167
Kal Denlinger 91 | 77...168
Caleb Rovenstine 78 | 92...170
Taylor Breeden 87 | 97...184
TEAM 320 | 326…646


Stoll wins IWU Invitational

9/11/12

MARION, Ind. – Junior Trey Stoll was the medalist in Grace’s first tournament of 2012 as his total of 144 won the IWU Invitational.

Stoll was in fifth place after turning in a score of 74 on the first day. He steadily charged up the leaderboard in the final day of action, however, firing a second-round 70 to win the individual medal by one stroke.

The Lancers finished seventh out of 10 teams overall. After mostly struggling with a 321 in the first round, Grace’s 310 on Tuesday allowed the team to finish ahead of fellow Crossroads League opponents Huntington, Mount Vernon Nazarene and Saint Francis. Holy Cross College won the event as a team.

Caleb Rovenstine was second for Grace with a two-day total of 157. He fired off a 75 on Monday, which was the eighth-lowest total in the first round.

Taylor Fanning had a dramatic turnaround to finish third for Grace. He shot 89 in the first round but lowered his score by 13 strokes (76) to finish with 165.

Kal Denlinger carded an 85-82 to round out Grace’s scoring.

With the win, Stoll has been the medalist at three tournaments for the Lancers since last fall.

The Lancers will next compete in the Holy Cross Invitational on Sept. 17-18 at Warren Golf Course.

SCORING
Trey Stoll (1st) 74 | 70...144
Caleb Rovenstine 75 | 82...157
Taylor Fanning 89 | 76...165
Kal Denlinger 85 | 82...167
Kyle Condon 87 | 93...180
TEAM 321 | 310…631


Lancers aim for consistency in 2012

9/9/12

WINONA LAKE, Ind. – Grace’s golf team enters the 2012 season with high expectations after an up-and-down campaign in 2011.

The Lancers, led by juniors Trey Stoll, Caleb Rovenstine and Kal Denlinger, are hoping to be a consistent threat in the Crossroads League. As a result, Grace hopes to earn a berth in the NCCAA National Championships at the season’s end.

“We want to be more consistent. We have a solid group of guys that can shoot low scores, but we need to put those low rounds together,” said Grace head coach Bo Wright. “We need our players to step up and play well in tournaments and not just in practice.”

Pacing the way for Grace is Stoll, who led the team in six of Grace’s seven tournaments last season. He earned four top-three finishes at tournaments and was the medalist at the IWU Invitational and the St. Francis Invitational.

He will be joined by Rovenstine and Denlinger as Grace’s three most experienced returners. Rovenstine averaged a 79 last season, and Denlinger is looking to recover from an injury that cut his season short last fall.

“We will definitely be counting on our trio of juniors,” Wright continued. “They have played college golf for two years, so they know what to expect and what they need to do to shoot low scores. In order for our team to be successful, they need to play well.”

Sophomores Taylor Fanning and Jacob Regnier will add depth to the squad along with newcomers Taylor Breeden, Kyle Condon and Bradley Clark.

The Lancers start their season on Sept. 10-11 at the IWU Invitational from Meshingomeshia Country Club.


Rovenstine playing in Indiana Open

7/10/12

FRENCH LICK, Ind. – Lancer golfer Caleb Rovenstine will be competing in the Indiana Open Championship from July 9-12. Rovenstine, who qualified for the Indiana Open in mid-June at Rozella Ford Golf Club, will compete in the 72-hole amateur state tournament at French Lick, Ind.

The tournament, which is open to Indiana resident professionals and amateurs, is the largest annual golf tourney in the state of Indiana.

Rovenstine teed off Monday at 2:18 p.m. at French Lick Springs Resort and continued play at 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday. He fired an 83 in the first round followed by an 84 in the second.

To follow Rovenstine’s progress, visit the tournament homepage for the Indiana Open Championship here.