Marsho ties for 4th to lead Grinnell golf squad
Peter Marsho '12 and Pete Kieselbach '10 earned high finishes to spark the Grinnell College men's golf team at the Scot-Fire Invitational meet Saturday, April 25, at Gibson Wood Country Club in Monmouth, Ill.Marsho recorded a two-day score of 5-over-par 149, going 72 on the first day and 77 the second. That put him in a fourth-place tie. Kieselbach tied for seventh with a 150, going 74 and 76.R.J. Roewe '09 tied for 33rd with a 160 (80-80), Alex McDonald '11 tied for 42nd at 163 (83-80) and Carlos Lu '10 tied for 50th with a 168 (86-82).As a team, Grinnell finished sixth with a 622. The Pioneers had a 309 on the first day and 313 the second. Central College, behind individual champ Joel Winters' 143, won the team title with a 601.Grinnell had a second team in the event, and that squad placed 13th with a 686 (351-335), Eric Ragan '12 led the team with a 161, going 83-78, to tie for 35th.
Marsho 1st, Kieselbach 2nd after opening day of Scot-Fire Invitational
With Peter Marsho '12 (left) and Pete Kieselbach '10 (right) establishing themselves as the top two golfers in the tournament through the opening day, the Grinnell College men's team recorded a solid score of 309 at the Scot-Fire Invitational Friday at Soangetaha Country Club in Galesburg, Ill.Marsho was the tourney leader after the opening-day with an even-par 72, while Kieselbach was a close second at 74. Rounding out Grinnell's "Black Team" were R.J. Roewe '09 with an 80, Alex McDonald '11 with an 83 and Carlos Lu '10 with an 86.That squad is just six strokes behind first-place Millikin, which had a 303. Monmouth College is second at 304, followed by Central College and Black Hawk Community College with 308s.The Grinnell "Red Team" was led by Eric Ragan's '12 score of 83. Jeff Kljaich '11 added an 87, Salil Kalghatgi '12 had an 88, Ethan Kenvarg '12 scored a 93 and Kale Knisley '11 recorded a 96."We're six shots off the lead and five shots behind arch-rival Monmouth, and we have the No. 1 and 2 golfers after the first day," said Grinnell coach Brian Jaworski. "Special mention needs to go out to Peter Marsho, who is easily one of the more mentally-tough college athletes that I have coached in any sport. Likewise, Pete Kieselbach for the last three years and again today willed his team to play its best, leading by example. Both guys make their teammates better."Jaworski said those performances on Friday will spark the team heading into the final day of the tourney."I'd love to see them (Marsho and Kieselbach) tie for the title, but knowing both of them, it's game-on tomorrow," he said. "Tomorrow is an important day for the entire team. We're still looking for the top six to go to the conference meet and give it a determined effort." The tourney concludes on Saturday at Gibson Wood Golf Club in Monmouth, Ill. Action begins at 9 a.m.
Day 1 Results
McDonald named MWC Men's Golf Performer of the Week
Grinnell College's Alex McDonald '11 has been named the Midwest Conference Men's Golf Performer of the Week.McDonald, from Alton, Ill. (Alton HS), fired a career-best score of 5-over-par 77 on the opening day of the Buena Vista Invitational at Storm Lake, Iowa, and bettered that the next day with a 76 to lead the Pioneers with a 153.
Kieselbach ties for 2nd at Loras golf meet
Pete Kieselbach '10 (pictured) came through with a huge showing for the Grinnell College men's golf team Monday, tying for second place with a 5-over-par 76 at the Duhawk Spring Invitational hosted by Loras College on Monday, April 20, at Thunder Hills Country Club in Peosta.Kieselbach, who was just one shot out of the top spot, had rounds of 41 and 35 to help guide the Pioneers to third place in the team standings with a score of 326. Next in line for Grinnell after Kieselbach was Alex McDonald '11, who tied for 11th with an 81 (42-39) and R.J. Roewe '09, who tied for 16th with an 84 (40-44). Rounding out the Pioneers were Kale Knisley '11, who was 19th with an 85 (40-45) and Salil Kalghatgi '12, who tied for 29th with an 89 (43-46). Kunal Bansal '12 golfed as an individual for Grinnell and tied for 25th with an 87 (41-46).Wartburg College won the team title with a 313 and the individual champ was Mark Dolphin of Loras, who had a 75.The Pioneers travel to the Fighting Scot-Prairie Fire Invitational this coming weekend. The meet is hosted by Monmouth College and Knox College.
Pioneer golfers enjoy stellar day at Buena Vista meet
The Grinnell College men's golf team enjoyed one of its best outings ever Saturday, as seven Pioneers recorded scores in the 70s as the Pioneers wrapped up a successful outing at the Buena Vista University Spring Invitational on Saturday, April 18, in Storm Lake. Alex McDonald '11 (pictured) led the way for the Pioneers with a score of 153 after shooting rounds of 77 and 76 on the par-72 course. That put him in a tie for 33rd place. Pete Kieselbach '10 and Peter Marsho '12 each tied for 41st with scores of 154, as Kieselbach shot 78 and 76 and Marsho 75 and 79. Carlos Lu '10 tied for 81st with a 162 (85 and 77) and R.J. Roewe '09 tied for 89th with a 164 (85 and 79). As a team, Grinnell had a 623 after firing a 315 on Friday and 308 Saturday. That was good for 12th place. The winner was Luther College with a 585. Grinnell also had a second team in the event, and that squad finished 17th with a 662. Jeff Kljaich '11 led the way with a 160 (85 and 75), which put him in a tie for 76th, while Salil Kalghatgi '12 tied for 86th with a 163 (84 and 79). "We brought 10 guys to Storm Lake to help us build momentum as a team, and today seven of the 10 posted scores in the 70s, with all five guys who played as the top squad leading the way," said Grinnell coach Brian Jaworski. "Obviously, Alex's two-day total is impressive and needs to be recognized because he shot back-to-back career low scores, and we're all very proud and happy for him. "However, Alex and the rest of the guys did more for this team this weekend than post low scores," he added. "We have begun to expect good results because we are talented, we train hard, stick together on and off the course and believe each other can get it done."
Marsho leads Pioneer golfers on opening day of BVU meet
Grinnell College's Peter Marsho '12 fired a 3-over-par 75 to lead the way for the Pioneers at the Buena Vista University Spring Invitational golf meet on Friday, April 17.Marsho had rounds of 37 and 38 and is tied for 20th. He is followed by Alex McDonald '11 (tied for 33rd with a 43-34-77), Pete Kieselbach '10 (tied for 40th with a 35-43-78) and Carlos Lu '10 and R.J. Roewe '09 (both tied for 97th with 85s, going 45-40 and 46-39, respectively).As a team, Grinnell is 12th with a score of 315. The leader is Wartburg College with a 290. The individual leaders are Wartburg's Chris Reck and Dakota Wesleyan's Brett Abbots, who both shot 69s.Grinnell also has a B team at the meet, and the top shooter for that squad was Eric Ragan '12, who had a 40-42-82. The B team is in 18th place with a 335.The meet concludes Saturday.
Day 1 Results
Pioneers finish Wartburg meet in impressive fashion
The Grinnell men's golf team fired its best round in recent history with a 309 at the Wartburg Invitational on Saturday, April 11.Pete Kieselbach '10 (pictured) led the way for the Pioneers with a 3-over-par 75 on Saturday, giving him a 36-hole score of 153 to tie for 25th place. Peter Marsho '12 had a 76 Saturday and Carlos Lu '10 a 78. Marsho tied for 40th with an overall score of 156 and Lu tied for 64th with a 162.Alex McDonald '11 and Eric Ragan '12 rounded out the Pioneers with rounds of 82 and 80 on Saturday for final scores of 166 and 167, respectively. McDonald tied for 75th and Ragan was 77th. Grinnell's R.J. Roewe '09 golfed as in individual and had rounds of 82 and 76 to finish at 158.Grinnell finished 13th in the team standings with a 635, with Saturday's 309 being 17 shots better than the previous day's score. St. Thomas of Minnesota edged Luther College 597-598 for the team title. The individual winner was Andy Petersen of Central, who shot a 142. "I'm thrilled about today's effort," said Grinnell coach Brian Jaworski. "We showed up and played as a team. I know that sounds impossible because of the individual scoring, but make no mistake about it - college golf is a team sport, at least around here it is. We're deep, we're talented and we are committed to each other, and that showed today. The guys were fired up for each other, pulled each other along hole to hole and ultimately it brought out the best in everyone today."This is what this team has to do to be successful," he added. "I'm fired up because you have to start building momentum somewhere, and for such a young team to come together this early in the season and play like we did today leads me to believe that the bond will only get stronger and scores will continue to drop."Grinnell plays in the Buena Vista Spring Invitational this coming Friday and Saturday.
Wartburg Invitational Final Results
Pioneers tied for 15th after first day of Wartburg meet
Grinnell College is tied for 15th place after the opening day of the Wartburg Invitational golf meet on Friday, April 10.The Pioneers shot a score of 326, same as Coe College. The leader is St. Thomas of Minnesota, which had a 296 and is one shot ahead of the hosts.Grinnell's top shooter was Pete Kieselbach '10, who had a 78 with consecutive rounds of 39. That puts him in a tie for 35th. Peter Marsho '12 shot 41 and 39 for an 80, putting him in a tie for 51st, while Carlos Lu '10 and Alex McDonald '11 each had 84s to tie for 72nd. Lu shot 44-40 and McDonald 41-43. Eric Ragan '12 is 84th with an 87, shooting a 41-46.The meet finishes up Saturday.
Day 1 Results
Kieselbach ties for 2nd at Central golf meet
Pete Kieselbach '10 (pictured) tied for second to lead the way for the Grinnell College men's golf team at the Central Dutch Classic Friday, March 27, at Copper Creek Golf Club in Altoona.Kieselbach fired a 76, which tied for the best score of the tourney, but wound up second after Central College's Will Overlander won a playoff. The tourney was slated to be a two-day affair, but was halted after Friday's action due to anticipated bad weather on Saturday.Grinnell finished fifth as a team with a score of 330. Carlos Lu '10 tied for 11th with an 81, while Peter Marsho '12 tied for 29th with an 85. Grinnell also had a second team entered, and that squad finished seventh at 353. Kale Knisley '11 tied for 18th with an 82 and Alex McDonald '11 tied for 22nd with an 83.Augsburg College won the team crown with a 313, while Central was two shots behind in second.
Lu leads Grinnell in dual meet with Arizona JV
Carlos Lu '10 (pictured) fired a 78 to lead the way for the Grinnell College men's golf team in a dual meet against the University of Arizona junior varsity squad on Wednesday, March 25, at the Arizona National Golf Club.Pete Kieselbach '10 and Eric Ragan '12 each added 80s for the Pioneers, while Jeff Kljaich '11 had a 90 and Ethan Kenvarg '12 and Alex McDonald 11 each had 94s. The Wildcats were led by Tom Conran's 70.Grinnell is slated to compete in the Central Dutch Classic on Friday and Saturday.Grinnell College vs. University of Arizona
At Arizona National Golf Club
Wednesday, March 25
Grinnell-Carlos Lu 78, Pete Kieselbach 80, Eric Ragan 80, Peter Marsho 85, Jeff Kljaich 90, Ethan Kenvarg 94, Alex McDonald 94, Kale Knisley 101, Salil Kalghatgi 105, R.J. Roewe 106.
University of Arizona JV-Tom Conran 70, Peter Croonquist 71, Alvin Cheung 73, John Kostis 76, Andrew Kelly 77, Kenji Hernandez 78, Jack Welch 79.
Pioneers seek successful campaign in 2009
With a bulk of the lineup returning from its successful 2008 squad, the Grinnell College men's golf team is looking for big things this season.Of the six Pioneers who golfed in the Midwest Conference Championships last year, five are back including third-place finisher Carlos Lu '10, who fired a 247 in the three-day event and earned all-conference honors.Other returnees from that squad are Pete Kieselbach '10 (tied for 12th with a 248), R.J. Roewe '09 (15th with a 250), Jeff Kljaich '11 (tied for 19th with a 254) and Alex McDonald '11 (42nd with a 273). As a team, coach Brian Jaworski's squad finished third in the meet after leading through the first day of competition.Among the top newcomers who are expected to contribute, based on scores from a meet over spring break, are Eric Ragan '12, Peter Marsho '12 and Ethan Kenvarg '12.Grinnell travels to Pella on Friday to compete in the two-day Central Dutch Classic.
Grinnell men place 8th at Ryerson Classic
The Grinnell College men's golf team placed eighth at the Ryerson Fall Classic hosted by Central College over the weekend.The Pioneers had a two-day score of 695, golfing a 328 the first day and 367 the second. Pete Kieselbach was the top Pioneer, as he tied for 17th with a 161 (78-83). Alex McDonald tied for 35th with a 172 (81-91), Sam Roife tied for 42nd at 179 (84-95), R.J. Roewe was 48th with a 183 (85-98) and Kale Knisley was 53rd with a 196 (89-107). Grinnell's junior varsity also competed, taking 11th place. Salil Kalghatgi tied for 42nd with a 179 (91-98).Indian Hills Community College won the team title with a 601. Andrew Townsend of Central College was first individually with a 147.
Kieselbach takes 4th at Simpson Fall Invite
Pete Kieselbach '10 (pictured) claimed fourth-place honors to lead the Grinnell College men's golf team at the Simpson College Fall Invitational Tuesday at Indianola Country Club.Kieselbach fired a 78, three shots behind third-place Justin Strabala of Kirkwood Community College. Alex McDonald '11 tied for 14th for the Pioneers with an 82, Salil Kalghatgi tied for 38th with a 95 and Nathan Clubb '11 was 42nd with a 106.The individual champion was Alex Ward of Marshalltown Community College, who shot 72. Marshalltown also won the team title with a 310. Grinnell was eighth at 361.
Lu places 3rd at MWC Golf Championships
The Grinnell College men's golf team improved on last year's fourth-place showing at the Midwest Conference Championships by placing third Saturday in the tourney at Aldeen Golf Club in Rockford, Ill.The Pioneers fired a three-day score of 986, 16 shots behind champion Knox College. Monmouth College placed second at 976, while Lawrence University, Carroll College and Ripon College all tied for fourth at 997.Grinnell's top shooter was Carlos Lu '10 (pictured), who earned all-conference honors by tying for 10th with a 247. He had rounds of 79-88 and 80. Pete Kieselbach '10 tied for 12th with a 248 (75-82-91), R.J. Roewe '09 was 15th with a 250 (86-82-820 and Jeff Kljaich '11 tied for 19th with a 254 (78-91-85). Joe Fox '08 tied for 31st with a 263 (80-92-91) and Alex McDonald '11 was 42nd at 273 (95-84-94)David Marquardt of Knox was the individual champ with an 8-over-par 224. Marquardt, who led after each of the three rounds, shot 72, 74 and 89.