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Golf Improves, Battles Tough at WHAC Jamboree Three

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Juniors Michael Kanalas and Tyler Newell received a bit of help on Wednesday (Sept. 9) for WHAC Jamboree Three in Fort Wayne, Ind. in the form of freshman Darryl Holtz, a class of 2015 recruit for head coach Frank McAuliffe and assistant coach Ronnie Pollack, Jr.

The conference’s third jamboree was held at Coyote Creek Golf Club, the host of the spring championships for the WHAC back on April 16-17, 2015.

Holtz (White Lake, Mich./Walled Lake Northern High School) showed no signs of freshman jitters in his debut, working his way to posting a team-best round of 75 (+3) in his first taste of collegiate action. On the front, Holtz dominated the front-nine with a 37 to check in one-over at the midway point of the conference event. The freshman followed that up with an impressive 38 on the back to finish three-over on the day of his collegiate debut.

The round of 75 was a program record for any Marygrove men’s golf student-athlete in his first outing. Holtz’s round is now the lowest of any current Mustang (former: Kanalas, 76) and is only one off of former Mustang Jake Vogel’s round of 74 set on Sept. 13, 2013 at The Highlands Golf Club in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Kanalas and Newell followed Holtz with a pair of 84’s to continue their solid seasons for the Green and Gold. Kanalas checked in with a balanced day, as did Newell, with matching scorecards (42 on the back, 42 on the front).

Through three events, Kanalas has posted rounds of 83, 84 and 87, while Newell has chimed in with near equal outings of 81, 84 and 86.

The juniors and Holtz will now take a break from action before returning to the course Sept. 18 to take part in WHAC Jamboree Four hosted by Lawrence Tech. The conference’s fourth event will be played at Klinger Lake Country Club in Sturgis, Mich.

The Mustangs did not receive a team score in Wednesday’s third jamboree after golfing one player shy of the minimum (4). Going forward, the Mustangs expect to produce a team score as eligibility and health concerns begin to clear up for the budding program. 

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Category: Men's Golf

Today - 17 November 2018