2023 GLIAC Men's Golf Championship
April 13-15, 2023
Stoatin Brae Golf Club
Gull Lake View Golf Club and Resort
AUGUSTA, Mich. -- Favored by perfect weather conditions, which included brilliant blue sunsplashed skies and unseasonably warm temperatures in the 80s, day 1 of the 2023 GLIAC Men's Golf Championship, held at Stoatin Brae Golf Club in Augusta, Mich., rendered an individual medalist and four medal match play semifinalists.
With the strong likelihood of rain on Sunday, the championship was shortened to two days, with Friday's competition consisting of 36 holes of stroke play.
Purdue Northwest senior Alex Bishop shot a sterling 11-under, 131 on Friday to secure the 2023 GLIAC Men's Golf Medalist title. Bishop carded a 6-under, 65 through the first 18 holes and then posted a round of 5-under, 66. Grand Valley State's Charles DeLong finished two strokes back in second while Laker teammate Drew Coble, Wayne State's Josh DiCarlo and Northern Michigan's Russel Sprecher tied for third at 5-under par (137).
Grand Valley State qualified first for Saturday's GLIAC semifinals, when the format will switch to match play. The Lakers finished 10 strokes ahead of second-place Wayne State. Ferris State and Purdue Northwest also advanced to the semifinals.
The top two semifinal finishers will then meet later on Saturday in an 18-hole match-play battle for the 2023 GLIAC championship.
AUGUSTA, Mich. -- Grand Valley State defeated Wayne State, 5-0, on Saturday afternoon in the medal match play finals of the 2023 GLIAC Men's Golf Championship to capture the conference title, the program's ninth.
Drew Coble, Bryce Wheeler, Charlie Cooley, Charles DeLong and Nick Krueger each won their head-to-head matches to secure the crown for the Lakers. DeLong shot a team-best 68 while Krueger posted a round of 69. GVSU finished 14 shots better than WSU overall.
In the medal match play semifinals earlier in the day, Grand Valley State downed Purdue Northwest, 4-1, with Drew Coble, Bryce Wheeler, Nick Krueger and Charles DeLong earning points. DeLong shot a stellar 8-under, 63 to lead the Lakers.
Wayne State punched its ticket to the finals by topping Ferris State, 3-1-1. Max Leppelmeier, Adam Burghardt and Mat Hawryluk secured points for the Warriors. Josh DiCarlo, who tied FSU's Caleb Bond, headlined WSU's semifinal round, carding a 5-under, 66.