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Lakers, DeLong Lead After Day 1 at Inaugural Folds of Honor Challenge

ALLENDALE, Mich. - The first two rounds of the inaugural Folds of Honor Challenge were played on Monday at The Meadows Golf Club in Allendale, Michigan. Grand Valley State, the host school, leads by 15 strokes with 18 holes remaining. The Lakers' #1 bag, PING All-American Charles DeLong, recorded rounds of 68 and 65, respectively, to pace the individual leaderboard by six strokes. 

Five more Lakers are within the top 25 individually, including two-time First-Team All-GLIAC honoree and Spring Lake, Mich., native Nick Krueger, who is tied with Findlay's Tanner Grzegorczyk for second place. Drew Coble and Lee's Beck Burnette are tied for fourth after 36 holes.

The Final Round will shotgun start on Tuesday at 10:30 am EST. Follow live-scoring on Golfstat.   

Team Scoring (Round 1, Round 2)

1. Grand Valley State

-7 (283, 278)

2. Findlay

+8 (289, 287)

3. Lee

+24 (301, 291)

4. Keiser

+29 (298, 299)

T-5. Mississippi Gulf Coast

+34 (306, 296)

T-5. South Carolina Beaufort

+34 (303, 299)

7. Hope

+36 (301, 303)

T-8. Grand View

+45 (308, 305)

T-8. Lawrence Tech

+45 (298, 315)

10. Muskegon

+76 (323, 321)

About Folds of Honor

Folds of Honor is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of military members who have fallen or been disabled while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Beginning in 2022, it expanded its mission to include first responders. Our educational scholarships support private school tuition or tutoring in grades K-12, tuition for college, technical or trade school and post-graduate work, including a master’s degree, doctorate, or professional program. Funds for a second bachelor’s degree or trade/technical program certification are also available. Since its inception in 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded about 44,000 scholarships totaling about $200 million in all 50 states. Among the students served, 41 percent are minorities. It is rated a four-star charity by Charity Navigator and Platinum on GuideStar. It was founded by Lt Col Dan Rooney, the only-ever F-16 fighter pilot (with three combat tours in Iraq) and PGA Professional. He is currently stationed at Headquarters Air Force Recruiting Service Detachment 1, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. For more information or to donate in support of a Folds of Honor scholarship visit

About The Meadows Golf Club

The Meadows has been the host of nine NCAA National Championships including the NCAA Division II Women's National Championships in 1996, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2011, and 2015, as well as the NCAA Division II Men's National Championship in 2001, 2007, and 2014. Playing at 7,060 yards from the tips with a course/slope rating of 74.2/133, this links-style wonderland has a rotation of holes that will throw a little bit of everything at you. Wetlands and well-bunkered greens make clear thinking a priority.