Midwest Conference Championships at Rockford, Illinois (May 10-11, 2002)
Lawrence's Jeff Henderson won the individual title, and the Vikings finished third in the team standings.
The event, being held at Aldeen Golf Club, was canceled after Saturday's play was washed out. Henderson's six-over par 78 carded during Friday's first round tied him for medalist honors with Grinnell's Jared Baszler. Henderson is Lawrence's first individual champion since Dave Schacht won the title at Mascoutin Golf Club in 1993.
Lawrence also had two other golfers earn all-conference honors, which goes to the top ten finishers. Senior Brion Winters and freshman Blake Nelson tied for eighth after shooting 82. Rounding out the scoring for the Vikings were: Will Samson (88), Travis Orth (93), and Tariq Engineer (93).
Monmouth won the team title, its first since 1981, with a score of 327. Knox, which had its string of eight consecutive league titles broken, was second with 329, and Lawrence took third at 330.
Midwest Conference North Division Championships (round five of five)
at De Pere, Wisconsin (May 5, 2002)
Lawrence won the North Division title, and Vikings freshman Jeff Henderson claimed the individual title.
Lawrence fired a team score of 320 in the final round of the championships, being played at Mid-Vallee Golf Club. St. Norbert won the meet Sunday with a score of 307.
Henderson fired a final-round score of 76 for a total of 388, three shots better than second-place finisher Kevin Hillman of St. Norbert. Henderson was the only player to shoot all five rounds in the 70s.
Another Lawrence freshman, Blake Nelson, carded an 82 Sunday and finished in fifth place with a score of 408. Junior Travis Orth shot an 81 in the final round and his total of 416 was good enough for a tie for seventh place. Brion Winters rounded out the Lawrence finishers by taking 11th place with a total of 419 after shooting an 81 on Sunday.
Midwest Conference North Division Championships (round four of five)
at Sherwood, Wisconsin (May 4, 2002)
At High Cliff Golf Course, Par 71
SATURDAY'S TEAM SCORES
St. Norbert College 324
Ripon College 326
Carroll College 333
Lawrence University 343
Beloit College 354
SATURDAY'S TOP 10 INDIVIDUALS
1. Nick Hagen (BC) 77
Brad Sholes (RC) 77
3. Jeff Henderson (LU) 78
Kevin Hillman (SNC) 78
5. Ben Roth (RC) 79
6. Chris Ellis (CC) 80
7. Aaron Schroeder (CC) 81
Joe Kiela (SNC) 81
9. Steve Barry (SNC) 82
Ryan Fleming (CC) 82
St. Norbert College 324
Kevin Hillman 78
Joe Kiela 81
Steve Barry 82
Ross Hackbarth 83
Ripon College 326
Brad Sholes 77
Ben Roth 79
Bryan Bremberger 83
Phil Lubinski 87
Carroll College 333
Chris Ellis 80
Aaron Schroeder 81
Ryan Fleming 82
Erick Hanson 90
Lawrence University 343
Jeff Henderson 78
Brion Winters 86
Tariq Engineer 88
Blake Nelson 91
Beloit College 354
Nick Hagen 77
Jay Webster 85
Pat Lawlor 95
Jason Jones 97
NOTE: This is the fourth of five rounds that make up the Midwest Conference North Division Championship. The final round will be played Sunday at Mid-Vallee Golf Club in De Pere.
TEAM SCORES THROUGH FOUR ROUNDS
Lawrence University 1306
St. Norbert College 1336
Ripon College 1348
Carroll College 1350
Beloit College 1384
INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS THROUGH FOUR ROUNDS
1. Jeff Henderson (LU) 312
2. Kevin Hillman (SNC) 318
3. Nick Hagen (BC) 321
4. Ryan Fleming (CC) 323
5. Blake Nelson (LU) 326
6. Ben Roth (RC) 331
7. Brad Sholes (RC) 333
8. Travis Orth (LU) 335
9. Bryan Bremberger (RC) 336
10. Brion Winters (LU) 338
Midwest Conference North Division Championships (round three of five) at Berlin, Wisconsin (April 30, 2002)
Lawrence carved out a nine-stroke victory over St. Norbert in the five-team event at Mascoutin Golf Club. The Vikings were first with a score of 320, and St. Norbert had 329.
Lawrence's Blake Nelson tied for medalist honors after carding a 76. St. Norbert's Kevin Hillman and Beloit's Nick Hagen also shot 76. Lawrence's Jeff Henderson tied for fourth after shooting 79, Travis Orth carded an 82 to tie for seventh, and Brion Winters was tenth after shooting an 83.
This is the third round of five in the North Division Tournament, and Lawrence continues to be in command in the team standings. The Vikings are first at 963, and St. Norbert is second at 1,012. Henderson leads the chase for the individual title at 234, but he has a slim one-stroke lead over Nelson. Orth is in fifth place at 242.
Ripon College Tournament at Berlin, Wisconsin (April 24, 2002)
The event was postponed by rain.
Ripon College Invitational at Green Lake, Wisconsin (April 19-20, 2002)
Lawrence's Jeff Henderson took medalist honors to lead the Vikings. Henderson carded rounds of 79 and 75 for a 36-hole total of 154 on the Links Course at Lawsonia. Henderson erased a two-stroke deficit after the first round and earned a one-shot win over Matt Wittrup of Carthage College.
Blake Nelson tied for 30th (86-90-176), and Brion Winters tied for 38th (92-89-181) to pace the rest of the Lawrence contingent.
The Vikings finished ninth among the 12 teams with a score of 693. Carthage won the team title with a score of 61.
Beloit College Invitational at Beloit, Wisconsin (April 15, 2002)
Lawrence edged St. Norbert College for the title by two strokes, 321-323, in the ten-team tournament at Beloit Country Club. Blake Nelson tied for third place after carding his low round of the year at 78. Jeff Henderson carded a 79 to tie for fifth place, and Travis Orth and Brion Winters both fired an 82. Tariq Engineer rounded out the scoring by shooting 89.
This event is the second round of five that make up the North Division Championship. Lawrence leads by 39 strokes (643-682) over St. Norbert in the team competition, and Lawrence's Jeff Henderson has a four-shot lead (155-159) over teammate Blake Nelson in the chase for the individual title.
Midwest Conference North Division Championships (round one of five)
at Waukesha, Wisconsin (April 14, 2002)
The Vikings blew away the competition with a team score of 322 at the Broadlands. Carroll was second at 346. Jeff Henderson shot a 76 and tied for medalist honors with Carroll's Ryan Fleming. Travis Orth shot 78, Blake Nelson carded an 81, and Brion Winters came in at 87 for the Vikings.
This event is the first round of five that make up the North Division Championship.
Elmhurst College Invitational at Oakbrook, Illinois (April 8, 2002)
The Vikings finished 12th among the 17 teams with a score of 345. St. Ambrose won the title with a score of 313.
Jeff Henderson led the Vikings by tying for 26th place with a score of 84. Brion Winters shot 85 to finish 33rd, while Travis Orth and Blake Nelson finished in a tie for 47th with scores of 88. Tariq Engineer rounded out the Vikings' scoring by tying for 70th place with a 97.
Prairie Fire Classic at Galesburg, Illinois (March 29-30, 2002)
The Vikings finished ninth among the 12 teams in the 36-hole event at Soangetaha Country Club. Lawrence carded a team score of 683 on the par-72 layout. Millikin won the tournament with a score of 617 and Knox, the host team, was second at 631.
Travis Orth was Lawrence's highest finisher, shooting rounds of 81 and 79 for a total of 160 to finish in a tie for 12th. Jared Baszler of Grinnell was the medalist with a score of 144.
Rounding out the finishers for Lawrence were: Jeff Henderson (83-84-167), who was 26th; Brion Winters (87-88-175), who was 43rd; Blake Nelson (94-87-181); and Steve Liska (108-101-209). Lawrence's Tariq Engineer played unattached and finished 54th with scores of 92-90-182.
Gorlock Invitational at Maryland Heights, Missouri (March 24-25, 2002)
Lawrence finished 15th in the tournament played in cold, rainy, miserable conditions at Crystal Springs Quarry Golf Course. Lawrence had a team score of 761, and Maryville won the event with a score of 640.
Jeff Henderson led Lawrence by finishing 47th with scores of 78-98-176. Andy Walukonis of Anderson University won the event with a total of 147.
Blake Nelson (98-94-192) and Brion Winters (93-99-192) tied for 67th for Lawrence. Rounding out the Vikings' scoring was Travis Orth (97-104-201) and Tariq Engineer (106-107-213).
Washington County Tournament (September 17, 2001)
Lawrence finished eighth in the team standings with a score of 322 on the par-72 layout at Washington County Golf Course in Hartford. Concordia (Wis.) University won the meet with a score of 303.
Blake Nelson led all Lawrence finishers by tying for 12th with a score of 78. Edgewood College's Patrick Carpenter took medalist honors with a 71. Lawrence's Jeff Henderson and Travis Orth tied for 24th with scores of 81. Sam Sather was 30th with an 82, and Allen Servais was 39th with an 84.
Marian College Classic (September 29-30, 2001)
Lawrence won the tournament and Jeff Henderson finished second for the Vikings in the two-day event at Whispering Springs Golf Club in Fond du Lac. Lawrence and Marian shared the team title with a score of 646.
Henderson fired rounds of 76 and 79 on the challenging par-72 layout for a 36-hole total of 155. He made up a four-stroke deficit after the first round to tie Marian's Josh Smith for medalist honors. Smith won the title in a playoff.
Travis Orth placed eighth for the Vikings with round of 81 and 82 for a total of 163. Sam Sather was 11th with round of 81 and 85 for a total of 166. Blake Nelson tied for 14th with scores of 86 and 82 for 168. Will Samson tied for 17th at 170 with rounds of 80 and 90.
Clarke College Oktoberfest Tournament (October 7-8, 2001)
Lawrence finished third in the team standings with a score of 672 on the par-72 layout at Thunderhills Country Club in Peosta, Iowa. Wartburg College won the team title in the two-day, 36-hole event with a score of 645.
Lawrence's Travis Orth tied for medalist honors with rounds of 78 and 80 for a 36-hole total of 158. Wartburg's Danny Schmitz defeated Orth in the two-hole playoff for the title.
Jeff Henderson led the rest of Lawrence's contingent by tying for fifth with rounds of 76 and 85 for a total of 161. Will Samson tied for 24th after rounds of 82 and 89 gave him a 171 total. Blake Nelson carded rounds of 90 and 92 for a total of 182 and a tie for 38th place.