2019 At A Glance
- Roster size: 9
- Returners: 4
- Captains: Seniors Daniel Settecerri and Noah Weigle
- 2018 Regular Season Recap: The Flying Dutchmen claimed the MIAA title by winning all four MIAA Jamborees and the Fall Final weekend at L.E. Kaufman Golf Course. It was their fifth championship in six years and 21st overall.
- 2019 MIAA Spring NCAA Qualifier Recap: Hope won the 54-hole qualifying tournament by four strokes. It made the sixth consecutive year, and the 10th time in 13 years, that a Hope team qualified for the NCAA tournament.
- 2019 NCAA Division III Golf Championships: For the third year in-a-row, the Hope men's golf team finished as a Top Ten team in the nation. Led by national runner-up Josh Gibson '19, the Flying Dutchmen finished ninth out of 42 teams at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Kentucky for the four-day tournament. Hope finished in six place in NCAA Division III in 2017 and 2018.
Pictured left: Junior Luke Tapani
"We have really good leadership from our two returning seniors, Daniel and Noah. They are not only good players, they are just the best people and really take their leadership role seriously. They do have goals in terms of their own performance but they both have said to me, 'We are taking it upon ourselves with five freshmen to really work at the team culture and to instill in these freshmen what the Hope golf experience all about. And it is about more than championships and performance. It's about how we treat each other, how we grow together, how we're all pulling in the same direction. College golf is an individual sport, yes, but we play it together. The team aspect of this just matters so much. And I think that has been part of the reason that Hope teams has been so successful." — Head Coach Scott Lokers
Head Coach Scott Lokers
In his two previous years as head coach of the Hope College men's golf team, Scott Lokers has guided the Flying Dutchmen to one MIAA championship and two NCAA Division III Championship appearances. In 2018, his Flying Dutchmen claimed sixth place in the nation, tied for a program-best finish, and in 2018, Hope finished in ninth place in the country.