KOHLER, Wis. – Jonathan Schram finished second at the highly challenging Kohler Collegiate Classic on Monday and Tuesday.
The Grace College senior and former Warsaw standout carded a consistent 73-72 in the tournament field of 99 individuals.
As a team, the Lancers finished 12th out of 19 at Whistling Straits Golf Course. The Pete Dye-designed course has been host to the PGA Championships three times, most recently in 2015.
The tournament included five teams who received mention in the NAIA poll, including No. 2 Texas Wesleyan and No. 14 Northwestern Ohio, as well as NCAA Div. II Northern Michigan.
“I’m very proud of Jon [Schram] for his second-place finish at one of the most prestigious tournaments in the nation,” said Grace head coach Denny Hepler. “His character and attitude will take him to great levels in golf and in life as well. He is exactly what a Grace Lancer represents.”
Tyler Ham and Tristan Nienhuis tied for second on Grace’s team with 159s. Ham impressed on Monday with a first round 73, and Nienhuis lowered his score by 11 on Tuesday with a 74.
Chad Spencer produced an 85-83, and Cameron Bates rounded out Grace’s team with identical rounds of 88.
Next week, the Lancers will travel down to Florida for the 2016 NCCAA National Championships.