WINONA LAKE – Grace College is just happy to call Stonehenge ‘home’ again.
Back at the fabled course after it reopened again this spring, Stonehenge Golf Club was home to Monday’s Lancer Classic golf outing, the unofficial kick-off for Grace’s athletic season.
Grace, which uses Stonehenge as its home course for both men’s and women’s golf, has also held its annual golf outings at the course. In its 22nd year, the Lancer Classic saw near perfect weather conditions for both the morning and afternoon flights, catering to dozens of teams and numerous other supporters of the athletic fundraiser.
The outing itself saw the team of Caleb Laidig, Arron Patrick, Scott Moore and Cody Troyer use a tiebreaker to win the outing with a score of 17-under 54.
The event is a spotlight for Grace College’s athletic programs, to where several of the teams were on hand both in the morning and afternoon to help run the event. Athletic director Chad Briscoe spoke Monday afternoon about the event and how it ties into not only the start of the new seasons, but to the Grace community that comes together for the annual event.
“This is a great time of fellowship, especially for those who don’t get to see each other on a regular basis, so they can come out and enjoy some golf and each other on what is a great day here at the golf course,” Briscoe said. “Always great to have some of our athletic teams come out and meet the people as well.
“Both of our men’s and women’s golf teams also call this home, and it’s so great to have them back here after what happened in the fall with the course closing for a bit,” Briscoe continued. “It’s great to be able to play in basically our backyard and Denny Hepler, of course one of our golf coaches, helps run it here and his staff has done a great job getting the course in great shape. Wonderful day to be out here. Wonderful day for Lancer Nation.”