In the first-ever Holy Cross Invitational, the Bethel College men’s golf team put up a performance to remember. The tournament, played at Warren Golf Course in South Bend, Indiana, played host to a nine-team field and took place Monday, Sept. 17 – Tuesday, Sept. 18. On Monday, the Pilots dug themselves in a bit of a hole – as a team they shot a 311. However, that was still good enough for second place on the day, despite being 12 shots behind the leader heading into the final day. Monday did have some bright spots, however, as senior Brady Klotz carded a 74 and sophomore Griffyn Carpenter (playing in his first collegiate tournament) shot a 76. Tuesday did not look like it would be a day to shoot low rounds – which is just what the Pilots needed to do. A mixture of cold wind and hard rain made conditions less than desirable, but you wouldn’t have known it by looking at the Pilots’ scorecards. Klotz birdied his final hole to shoot a 73 which gave him a second overall individual finish for the tournament. Carpenter continued his impressive opening act on Tuesday by shooting a 74 and earning a spot alongside Klotz on the All-Tournament team. The Pilots were neck-and-neck with leading Indiana Wesleyan as the second round drew to a close. Sadly, the comeback fell just short. However, Bethel did shoot the lowest team score of the day on Tuesday by shooting a 306 amid the rough conditions. Next on the calendar, the Pilots will host the Battle at Blackthorn on Sept. 24-25. Sixteen men’s teams and 12 women’s teams will converge on Blackthorn Golf Club in South Bend, Indiana. The tournament will begin at 12:30 on Monday.