JAGUARS, VAN DE VIN TAKE SUMMIT LEAGUE LEAD ON TUESDAY
April 23, 2014HOOSIER SPORTS 365
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KELLER, Texas - The IUPUI men's golf team shot 296 for the second straight day and moved into first-place in this week's Summit League Championships, being played at the par-72 Sky Creek Ranch Golf Course. The Jaguars are at 592 after 36 holes and Denver is second at 600. Fort Wayne is third at 609 and North Dakota State sits fourth at 611.
"I would've loved to see the guys finish a little better. Today they started better than yesterday, but they didn't finish the way I would've liked," IUPUI Head Coach John Andrews said. "Hopefully we can play well through the whole round tomorrow."
Individually, IUPUI senior Rob van de Vin shot a 2-under 70 on Tuesday (Apr. 22) to take sole possession of the lead at 142 (72-70). The Netherlands-native has a four shot lead over Fort Wayne's Jacob Groninger and five shot advantage over DU's Patrick Frodigh and teammate Rylan Porter.
van de Vin started the day with three straight birdies, including chipping in on the second hole to get to 2-under. After making bogeys on 11, 12 and 14, he rallied late with birdies on 15 and 18 to close at 70.
"He's put himself in position," Andrews said. "Everyone on this team is happy for him. He just needs to go out and continue to play good golf."
"The wind was blowing the exact opposite direction of how it was yesterday, so I think that threw some people off," van de Vin said of Tuesday's conditions. "This is a tough course, so if you make some bad swings, you can make some big numbers pretty fast. I was able to avoid the big numbers, even when I had some bad swings today."
Porter continued to excel, firing a second round 1-over 73, and is tied for third at 147 (74-73) after a rugged start.
"I kind of kept hitting the ball well today," Porter said. "I got a few putts to go in, but I missed a couple as well. The first four or five holes (yesterday), I don't know if I was nervous or what, but after the eagle on 18, I've played more free."
Junior Derek Rohlfing helped the Jaguars climb over Denver, shooting a second round 76, despite starting the day with a bogey. Rohlfing is tied for ninth at 150 (74-76), while Santiago Ruiz is tied for 18th at 153 (76-77). Junior Jose Pablo Segurola is tied for 20th at 155 (76-79).
"I'm surprised we're eight shots ahead without Jose and Santi playing very well," Andrews said.
"I'm glad we have the lead, but we need to keep the hammer down and keep pushing through to stay on the lead," Porter said.
Denver led by four strokes after a first day 292, but shot 308 on Tuesday.
"We're not celebrating any more today than we did yesterday," Andrews said. "We shot the same score, it just so happens that Denver didn't play very well today. We did a good job of focusing on the golf course and not worrying about what everyone else was doing."
IUPUI will be paired with Fort Wayne and Denver on Wednesday and begin teeing off at 11:24 a.m..
1. IUPUI - 296-296=592 (+16)
2. Denver - 292-308=600 (+24)
3. Fort Wayne - 316-293=609 (+33)
4. North Dakota State - 301-310=611 (+35)
5. South Dakota - 308-306=614 (+38)
6. South Dakota State - 306-311=617 (+41)
7. Omaha - 309-309=618 (+42)
8. Western Illinois - 305-316=621 (+45)
1. Rob van de Vin - 72-70=142 (-2)
t-3. Rylan Porter - 74-73=147 (+3)
t-9. Derek Rohlfing - 74-76=150 (+6)
t-18. Santiago Ruiz - 76-77=153 (+9)
t-20. Jose Pablo Segurola - 76-79=155 (+11)