Lancers improve greatly in second half of MCC Championships


FORT WAYNE, Ind. – After struggling as a team in their first round, Grace’s golf team turned in two solid rounds to close out the 2012 Mid-Central College Conference Championships.

The Lancers, led by Trey Stoll’s 14th-place showing, finished in seventh place with a three-round total of 947 at the Orchard Ridge Country Club.

Stoll was the only Lancer to shoot below 80 in Grace’s first round, in which they tallied 326 as a team.

But Grace turned around their performance decisively starting in the second round. Senior Dustin Hickle provided the most remarkable turnaround when he posted a second-round 79 after shooting 92 in the opening round on Friday.

Caleb Rovenstine was second on Grace’s team by carding a performance of 82-76-77, and Ben Reno was five strokes behind with a total of 240.

Freshman Taylor Fanning saved his best round for last with a third-round 78 (249 total) to round out Grace’s scoring.

To see complete tournament results, click here.

Trey Stoll (14th) 79 | 74 | 78...231
Caleb Rovenstine 82 | 76 | 77...235
Ben Reno 81 | 81 | 78...240
Taylor Fanning 84 | 87 | 78...249
Dustin Hickle 92 | 79 | 83...254
TEAM 326 | 310 | 311…947

Lancers strong showing at Bethel Invitational


SOUTH BEND, Ind. – In their final tournament before the conference championships, Grace’s golf team had a solid outing at the Bethel Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

The Lancers, led by a third-place showing from Trey Stoll, turned in a first-round 312 before improving to 304 on Saturday.

Stoll carded a 74 in the first round and charged up the leaderboard on Saturday with a second-round 71, which was tied for the second-lowest round of the day. Stoll has now finished in the overall top 10 in five of Grace’s six tournament this year.

Ben Reno was second on the team with a tournament total of 154, including an impressive 74 on Friday.

Caleb Rovenstine improved greatly on the second day, finishing 84-76 for third place, Jacob Regnier carded an 80-82, and Taylor Fanning shot 86-77 to round out Grace’s scoring.

For complete results of the Bethel Invitational, click here.

Grace will compete for the conference crown in the MCC Championships on April 30 and May 1 at Orchard Ridge Country Club in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Trey Stoll (3rd) 74 | 71…145
Ben Reno 74 | 80…154
Caleb Rovenstine 84 | 76…160
Jacob Regnier 80 | 82…162
Taylor Fanning 86 | 77...163
TEAM 312 | 304…616

Golfers shoot high at USF Invitational


FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Grace's golf team took a step back with their performance at the Saint Francis Invitational.

The Lancers carded a 332 in the first round before improving to 321 in the second round. Their total of 653 was ninth out of 10 teams.

Ben Reno led Grace's efforts with a consistent 78-80, and Caleb Rovenstine was just behind him with a two-day total of 159 (82-77).

Trey Stoll's 163 was third for Grace, and Jacob Regnier rounded out the list with an 86-87 (173).

Grace was unable to take a fifth score when Kal Denlinger was forced to withdraw after six holes on the first day due to a shoulder injury.

To view complete tournament results, click here.

The Lancers have one final tune-up for the conference tournament when they participate in the Bethel Invitational on April 13-14.

Ben Reno (25th) 78 | 80…158
Caleb Rovenstine 82 | 77…159
Trey Stoll 86 | 77…163
Jacob Regnier 86 | 87…173
TEAM 332 | 321…653

Lancers show major improvement on day two


MARION, Ind. – After a shaky first day of the IWU Invitational, Grace’s golf team responded by firing an impressive second-round 309 to take fifth place at the Meshingomeshia Country Club.

Trey Stoll won his second individual title of the year by firing a first-round 75 followed by a 74. His two-day total of 149 was two strokes better than his nearest competitor.

Ben Reno placed second on the Lancers with an 83-77, and freshman Jacob Regnier was just behind him with an 82-79. Caleb Rovenstine rounded out Grace’s scoring when he carded an 86-79.

The Lancers finished eight strokes ahead of conference opponent Saint Francis and were just one stroke behind Indiana Wesleyan for fourth place. Taylor won the tournament with a score of 613.

Grace continues their spring season at the Saint Francis Invitational next weekend.

Trey Stoll (1st) 75 | 74…149
Ben Reno 83 | 77…160
Jacob Regnier 82 | 79…161
Caleb Rovenstine 86 | 79…165
TEAM 326 | 309…635

Denlinger paces Grace in first round in Battle at Blackthorn, Stoll leads second day


SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Kal Denlinger shot a career-low 76 to lead Grace in the opening round of Bethel College’s Battle at Blackthorn Country Club, and Trey Stoll shot a 2-under 70 in the second round for the Lancers.

With Stoll's first-round 78, he finished in a tie for eighth place. It was his third-straight top-10 finish to start his career as a Lancer.

Grace managed to stay in ninth place, despite scoring 11 strokes higher in the second round (325) as they did in the first (314).

Caleb Rovenstine carded a 78-85, and freshman Taylor Fanning fired an 82-85 in his first collegiate round.

For complete tournament results, click here.

Trey Stoll (8th) 78 | 70...148
Kal Denlinger 76 | 86...162
Caleb Rovenstine 78 | 85...163
Taylor Fanning 82 | 85...167
Ben Reno 88 | 85...173
TEAM 314 | 325...639

Grace finishes fifth at IWU Invitational


MARION, Ind. -- Grace's golf team completed the IWU Invitational at Meshingomesia Country Club with a fifth-place showing on Tuesday.

The Lancers shot a 310 in the first round, just behind reigning conference champion Huntington (307) and the host Indiana Wesleyan (306). Grace finished with a 314 in the second round for an overall score of 624.

Trey Stoll continued his impressive start in a Lancer uniform with a second place individual overall finish. His 144 total was good enough to qualify for a sudden death playoff for medalist, but he lost in the first hole. He shot a 1-under 71 to lead Grace in their first round, then fired a 73 in the second round.

Caleb Rovenstine shot a 79-74, Kal Denlinger was right behind with a 78-83, and Ben Reno rounded out the scoring with an 82-84.

Freshman Jacob Regnier carded an 85-86 in his collegiate debut.

The Lancers continue their fall season at the Bethel Invitational on Sept. 23-24 at Blackthorn Golf Club.


Trey Stoll (2nd) 71 | 73...144
Caleb Rovenstine 79 | 74...153
Kal Denlinger 78 | 83...161
Ben Reno 82 | 84...166
Jacob Regnier 85 | 86...171
TEAM 310 | 314...624

Newcomer wins first tournament for Grace


KENDALLVILLE, Ind. -- A trio of sophomores led Grace's first tournament at the Saint Francis Invitational, highlighted by newcomer Trey Stoll.

Stoll, a transfer from Huntington University, took individual honors with the lowest score in the field after shooting a first-round 73 and a two-under 70 in the second round on Tuesday. Stoll's victory is Grace's first individual medalist in 15 years, according to head coach Bo Wright.

"I am incredibly pleased with our performance today," Wright said. "We took some good steps as a program today, and it will be exciting to see how the rest of the year unfolds."

Overall, Grace finished in sixth place out of 12 teams after firing a 302 on Tuesday at Cobblestone Golf Course, the lowest round for Grace in over half a decade.

Sophomore Caleb Rovenstine finished second for Grace with an 80-74 and sophomore Kal Denlinger carded a consistent 80-78. Josh Troyer's first-round 81 rounded out Monday's scoring, and Ben Reno's 80 finished Grace's scoring on Tuesday.

The Lancers improved their total on Monday by 12 strokes after firing a 314 in the first round at Noble Hawk Golf Links. For complete results, click here.

Grace will continue play at the IWU Invitational on Sept. 12-13.


Trey Stoll (1st) 73 | 70...143

Caleb Rovenstine 80 | 74...154

Kal Denlinger 80 | 78...158

Ben Reno 86 | 80...166

Josh Troyer 81 | 90...171

Grace Golf 2011-12 season preview


WINONA LAKE, Ind. -- After showing solid improvement last season, the Grace men’s golf team will be looking to show they belong with the top teams in the Mid-Central College Conference during the 2011-12 season.

Despite losing two seniors, the Lancers return a strong starting core. Sophomores Caleb Rovenstine and Kal Denlinger return and look to build on their solid freshman seasons, and senior Ben Reno has the lowest average score returning on a team loaded with young talent.

“We’ve added a lot of depth this year,” Reno said. “We’re definitely young, but after playing with these guys, I fully expect us to be challenging the top teams in the conference.”

The Lancers have eight players on the roster than can shoot into the 70s at any time, something they haven’t had in the past.

That depth will help the Lancers push each other and compete for playing time. Senior Dustin Hickle and junior Josh Troyer have continued improving, and freshmen Jacob Regnier and Taylor Fanning will be in the mix for the Lancers’ top five.

The biggest offseason addition for the Lancers is sophomore transfer Trey Stoll. After playing for Huntington in 2009-10, Stoll sat out of competition last season before deciding to play for Grace this fall. He averaged 75 during his stint with the Foresters.

“This is the deepest team we’ve had since I took over the program,” said head coach Bo Wright. “The guys are very competitive, and I think they’ll make each other better.”

With strong senior leadership and a core of talented young players, the Lancers are poised for a breakout season.

The Lancers begin competition on Aug. 29-30 at the Saint Francis Invitational at Noble Hawk Golf Links and Cobblestone Golf Course.