Quick hits: Men’s golf finishes second at GLIAC North Invitational

Lanthorn Staff

Men’s golf finishes second at GLIAC North Invitational

The Grand Valley State men’s golf team played in the GLIAC North Invitational at Hawkshead Golf Course in South Haven, Michigan Sept. 17-18. The Lakers finished in second place, 13 strokes behind Ferris State.

The Lakers entered the second round tied for second with Ferris State, three strokes behind Findlay. GVSU surpassed Findlay in the second round, but Ferris State carded the lowest score of the tournament with a 282 in the second round.

GVSU had a pair of players finish the two rounds with an aggregate score of even par. Domenic Mancinelli and Mitchell White tied for sixth place (144) as the two best finishes for the Lakers.

Behind Mancinelli and White was sophomore Bryce Messner. Messner fired a total score of 145 (+1). His first round of 70 put him tied for fourth heading into the second round.

Sophomore Alex Scott carded a 149 (+5), finishing tied for 26th. Senior Andrew Vanderburg followed Scott by shooting a 75 in both rounds of the invitational.

Rounding out the scoring for the Lakers was Alex Nannetti (152) and Andrew Stevens (157). GVSU’s next event will be the first of two Midwest regionals at Harborside International in Chicago Sept. 26-27.

Men’s tennis competes in Hope Fall Invitational

The Grand Valley State men’s tennis team traveled to Hope College to compete in the Hope Fall Invitational Sept. 16-17. The Lakers made it to the finals in several flights over the two-day tournament but only pulled away with one finals victory.

The lone victory for the Lakers came in the doubles 1B flight. The pairing of Jack Geissler and Eric Zwemer rolled through the semifinal round with an 8-1 victory, followed by an 8-5 victory in the finals.

The Lakers’ 1A pairing of Nicholas Urban and Drew Coleman played in the finals, but the pairing was ousted by Branden Metzler and Elan Dantus of Kalamazoo 8-4.

The Lakers managed to reach the finals in three heats in singles competition but came up empty in all three. Urban lost in 6-4, 6-4 in the 1A heat, while Coleman lost after the first set in the 1C finals. Sophomore Marcus Muniz Infante lost in the 1D finals in a three-set thriller 3-6, 6-1, 10-8.

The Lakers will play in their final fall season event Sept. 30-Oct. 1 when the Lakers host the GVSU Invitational.

Lubbers Stadium has third highest attendance in stadium history

Lubbers Stadium hosted the second-most fans in the stadium’s history Saturday, Sept. 17 for the Grand Valley State football game against Northern Michigan. The stadium was packed to the brim with 16,236 fans just a week after the third-highest attendance of 14,688 was recorded in the win over Lake Erie Sept. 10.

As a part of the GVSU Family Day promotion, the game against Northern Michigan was only 231 people short of the top record. The record of 16,467 was set in 2009 in a game against Saginaw Valley State. The Lakers will travel to Saginaw to play the Cardinals Saturday, Nov. 5.

The Lakers have three home games left at Lubbers Stadium this season, the next one coming Saturday, Oct. 6 against GLIAC rival Ferris State during the Anchor-Bone Classic.