Men’s Golf Ties Highest CCIW Championship Finish in Program History

Thanks to Carroll University’s Alex Larson and Matt Lewis for the pictures

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – North Park men’s golf earned a third-place finish at the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) Championship this past weekend, ending with a three-day total of 908. This 2022 spring squad drove scores of 300 and 301 after a round one total of 307.

Three Vikings received honors after the tournament – Max Golding was named an All-CCIW pick, Jack Haberkorn was an Elite 25 award recipient and Alex Thompson earned the RESPECT award.

To open play at Brown Deer Park for the first round of golf, Jordan Chow led the way for North Park. Chow shot a team-leading 73 and backed it up with a 78 in the next round. Arriving at a crucial time, his round one score of 73 tied a Collegiate low.

Jake Jacott played a solid 54 holes as well, shooting in the high 70s for all three rounds.

“Watching him grow into the player he has now been extremely enjoyable over this last year,” said the good Coach Ryan Frederick. “He’s one of those players that reminds you why you love to coach and do what you do.”

Alex Thompson ended the Championship weekend on a high note, shooting a final round of 73 for a T18 finish.

“Alex has been a Fantastic leader and Captain,” said Frederick. “He has made the transition for me, taking over a new team, as seamless as it could be.”

Haberkorn posted high quality second and third rounds, including a second-best second round score of 72, one stroke behind the best individual performances of the day. His third-round score of 74 led him to a top-10 finish at T9.

“Jack has been focused all semester and it will be hard to replace someone as talented as he is,” Frederick said.

Golding’s 71 in round two was the best individual performance of the round, tying Carthage’s Kevin Healy and North Central’s Sergio Ronchel. The standout freshman also finished in the top-10 with a T9 finish.

“Max has been a Joy to Coach and will continue to get better,” said Frederick. “This Freshman’s future is very bright. Overall, it was a great conference tournament for our guys. This is truly a fun group of guys who like to work hard and aren’t afraid of a challenge. I know that Seniors have seen substantial growth as a team since their freshman year. Hats off to the whole team; we had an impressive year. “

The third-place performance for Viking men’s golf is the best finish since 2003, when only eight teams competed in a two-round tournament.

At the conclusion of each sports season, each varsity program will recognize one student-athlete as their RESPECT Award honoree. RESPECT Award recipients have Distinguished themselves as an integral member of the team, their institution and community by upholding the values ​​of Responsibility, Enthusiasm, Service, Pride, Excellence, Collaboration and Trust. The RESPECT Award recognizes the intangible traits of a student-athlete possesses that exemplify great character and encourages inclusiveness and a positive culture.

Elite 25 Award
During each conference championship, the CCIW will present the Elite 25 Award which recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the conference championship level while also achieving the highest academic standard among their peers.

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