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  • James Townsend

Raider Boys Golf Preview

The 2017 team finished 20-19 and in fourth place in the CAAC White Division. The team also took first in the Ionia County Shoot Out Tournament at Morrison Lake GC

Leading a strong cast of returning golfers for 2018 is sophomore Zach Pier who finished third in individual states for Division 3 as a freshman and was First Team All-Conference.

Other key returners are sophomore Ethan Getchell who was first team All-Conference, senior Kyle Leonard who was Honorable Mention All-Conference, and senior Devin Miller.

The varsity team is coached by Jon Snellenberger. This is his third season coaching the varsity boys, and he has a record of 63-45. Snellenberger, over 10 seasons coaching varsity and junior varsity golf at PHS, has a cumulative record of 191-131.

When asked about his expectations for this year, Snellenberger said, “To compete to finish in the top half of the CAAC White Division. Repeat as Ionia County Shoot Out Champs and to a better scoring team with lower individual scores by Regional tournament time in May.”

He added, “In April, we will be heavily reliant on the four returning experienced guys from last season. Our outlook is that two to four or more guys will improve their game well enough that can add to our goal of getting competitive and useable scores added to our lineup mix as they gain match experience.”

The varsity team is slated to open their season on April 11th against Lakewood at Centennial Acres.

Snellenberger says that, “Portland High will be hosting a MHSAA Division 3 Boy's Golf Regional Tournament on May 30th at Willow Wood Golf Club.”

2018 Varsity Roster:


Foreback, Evan 12

Kennedy, Clayton 12

Lefke, Ryan 12

Leonard, Kyle 12

Miller, Devin 12

Parsons, Ethan 12

Simon, Dorian 12

Collins, Dawson 11

Getchell, Ethan 11

Hiner, Daniel 11

Hinmon, Izaac 11

Maynard, Nick 11

Rapson, Cullen 11

Stallard, Benjamin 11

Warner, Evan 11

Pier, Zach 10

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