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2009-10

Knutsson, Copeland Lead Lancers at MCC Championship

4/27/10

KENDALLVILLE, Ind. -- The Grace College golf team completed the 2010 Mid-Central College Conference Golf Tournament at Cobblestone Golf Course with an eighth-place finish.

The Lancers were led by the play of Henric Knutsson and Stephen Copeland. Knutsson shot a 228 over three rounds, which tied him for 12th place in the tournament. His total increased by two strokes each round. Knutsson was Grace's top golfer in each tournament this year.

Copeland finished the tournament nine strokes out of the top 10. His second round 73 was the lowest total for a Grace player this year.

Josh Troyer completed his freshman year by lowering his total in each of the three rounds, finishing with an 85 in the third round.

SCORES

Name

RD 1

RD 2

RD 3

Total

Henric Knutsson

74

76

78

228

Stephen Copeland

82

73

79

234

Dustin Hickle

80

88

85

253

Scott Hepler

93

83

93

269

Josh Troyer

96

89

85

270

Team Score

329

320

327

976

 

TEAM SCORES

1. Marian - 888
2. IWU - 890
3. Huntington - 901
4. Bethel - 926
5. St. Francis - 930
6. Spring Arbor - 936
7. Taylor - 939
8. Grace - 976
9. Goshen - 1,048


Grace Fires Season-Low Round

4/20/10

KENDALLVILLE, Ind. -- Grace's golf team competed in the Saint Francis Invitational on Tuesday, firing their lowest round of the year at the Cobblestone Golf Course.

Although the Lancers finished ninth out of nine teams, they were only four strokes out of sixth place after the first round against stiff competition. Scott Hepler (78), Henric Knutsson (79) and Stephen Copeland (80) led Grace to a 318 in excellent conditions.

That round was Grace's lowest of the spring season by 10 strokes and their lowest of the year by six strokes.

However, the Lancers struggled to close with a 328 finish in the final round. It was the first time Grace had walked 36 holes in one day all year. Knutsson and Copeland remained steady, matching their scores from the first round.

Cornerstone won the invite with a score of 585.

The Lancers will finish their season with the Mid-Central College Conference Tournament next Tuesday and Wednesday. Grace will return to Cobblestone for their third tournament in a row.

SCORES

Name

RD 1

RD 2

Total

Henric Knutsson

79

79

158

Stephen Copeland

80

80

160

Scott Hepler

78

83

161

Dustin Hickle

81

86

167

Josh Troyer

95

86

181

Team Score

318

328

646

 


Lancers Finish Sixth in Second Invitational

4/10/10

KENDALLVILLE, Ind. -- Grace's men's golf team participated in the Saint Francis Invitational on Friday and Saturday, finishing sixth out of nine teams.

The Lancers had to deal with a strong wind and cold conditions at Noble Hawk Golf Links on Friday, but managed to fire a team score of 333. Considering the weather, Grace's No. 1 golfer Henric Knutsson shot a solid 79 to lead the way for the Lancers.

Entering the second day, the Lancers were in contention to potentially finish in the top four; however, no player broke 80 and the Lancers staggered to shoot a 337 at Cobblestone Golf Course.

Grace defeated Holy Cross College, Goshen College and tied Calumet College of Saint Joseph. Huntington University earned the victory, shooting a two-day total of 634.

After playing in two invitationals in the last week, the Lancers have a 10-day break before they return to Cobblestone Golf course for a 36-hole invitational on April 20.

SCORES

Name

RD 1

RD 2

Total

Henric Knutsson

79

84

163

Stephen Copeland

83

82

165

Scott Hepler

84

83

167

Josh Troyer

87

88

175

Dustin Hickle

91

92

183

Team Score

333

337

670

 


Lancers Start Spring Season at IWU

4/6/10

MARION, Ind. -- Grace's golf team opened up the spring portion of their schedule with a fourth-place finish at the IWU Invitational.

The Lancers improved nearly twenty strokes between rounds to finish the second day with a respectable 328. Henric Knutsson shot a tournament-low for Grace with a 76 in the second round. Freshman Josh Troyer dropped his total by ten strokes.

The Lancers continue their season at the St. Francis Invitational from April 9-10.

SCORES

Name

RD 1

RD 2

Total

Henric Knutsson

82

76

158

Stephen Copeland

87

80

167

Dustin Hickle

89

88

177

Josh Troyer

94

84

178

Scott Hepler

88

96

184

Team Score

346

328

674

 


Knutsson Finishes Eighth at Bethel Invite

9/26/09

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Sophomore Henric Knutsson led the Lancers to an eleventh-place finish at the Bethel Invitational with a score of 149. Knutsson placed eighth individually with rounds of 74 and 75.

Stephen Copeland and Scott Hepler were second on the team with scores of 168. Copeland shot two consistent 84s, while Hepler improved his second day score by ten strokes (89, 79).

The Lancers finished up their fall season at Blackthorn Golf Club by finishing ahead of four other teams, including MCC opponent Goshen. The men finished just behind four other MCC teams: Taylor (10th), Spring Arbor (9th), Bethel (8th), and St. Francis (6th).

SCORES

Name

RD 1

RD 2

Total

Henric Knutsson

74

75

149

Stephen Copeland

84

84

168

Scott Hepler

89

79

168

Dustin Hickle

87

86

173

Josh Troyer

85

90

175

Team Score

330

324

654

 


Major Improvements on Day Two

9/15/09

MARION, Ind. -- After major struggles on Monday at the Indiana Wesleyan Invitational (held at the Meshingomesia Country Club), Grace's men's golf team improved its team total by 19 stokes by the end of Tuesday. The Lancers finished 8th out of 9 teams.

Junior Steve Copeland improved his two-day total by 12 strokes, shooting a 79 on Tuesday. Sophomore Henric Knutsson led the way for the Lancers with a 165.

SCORES

Name

RD 1

RD 2

Total

Henric Knutsson

84

81

165

Scott Hepler

86

80

166

Dustin Hickle

82

84

166

Steve Copeland

91

79

170

Josh Troyer

DQ

92

N/A

Team Score

343

324

667

 


Men's Golf Opens 2009 Season

9/1/09

The Grace College men's golf team began the 2009-10 season with a tenth-place finish (out of 16) in the St. Francis Invitational.

Without junior Tad Nieter, who is redshirting this year with an injured wrist and knee, the Lancers shot a 325 on Monday at Cobblestone and a 324 on Tuesday at Noble Hawk.

Sophomore Henric Knutsson led the team on both days with a 76 on Monday and a 77 on Tuesday. Scott Hepler had five birdies in his second round to finish with a 78, a five stroke improvement from his first round.

SCORES

Name

RD 1

RD 2

Total

Henric Knutsson

76

77

153

Scott Hepler

83

78

161

Stephen Copeland

82

84

166

Josh Troyer

84

85

169

Dustin Hickle

85

86

171

Team Score

325

324

649