MILWAUKEE, Wis. – North Park men’s golf earned a third-place finish in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) championship last weekend, ending with a three-day total of 908. This spring 2022 team got scores of 300 and 301 after a round 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 won the RESPECT award.
To open play at Brown Deer Park for the first round of golf, Jordan Chow paved the way for North Park. Chow shot a team-leading 73 and backed it up with a 78 in the next round. Coming at a crucial moment, his first-round score of 73 tied a collegiate low.
Jacques Jacott also played a solid 54 holes, shooting in the top 70 for all three rounds.
“To see him grow into the player he is now over the past year has been extremely enjoyable,” the head coach said. Ryan Frederick. “He’s one of those players who reminds you why you love coaching and doing what you do.”
Alex Thompson ended the Championship weekend on a high, shooting a final run of 73 for a T18 finish.
“Alex has been a fantastic leader and captain,” said Frederick. “He made the transition for me, taking charge of a new team, as transparent as possible.”
Haberkorn posted high-quality second and third rounds, including a second-best second-round score of 72, one shot behind the best individual performances on 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 difficult to replace someone as talented as him,” Frederick said.
Golding’s 71 in the second round 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 improve,” said Frederick. “The future for this Freshman is very bright. Overall, it was a great conference tournament for our guys. It’s a really fun bunch of guys who like to work hard and aren’t afraid of a challenge. I know that the seniors have seen a lot of growth as a team since their first year. Hats off to the whole team, we had an impressive year.
Third place in Viking men’s golf is the best finish since 2003when only eight teams competed in a two-round tournament.
At the end of each athletic season, each university program will recognize one student-athlete as the RESPECT Award winner. RESPECT Award recipients have distinguished themselves as valued members of the team, their institution and their 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 that exemplify great character and encourage inclusion and a positive culture.
Elite 25 Price
At each Conference Championship, CCEI 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 reaching the highest academic level among his peers.