- James Townsend
Raider Boy's Golf Takes Sixth at Regional Tournament
At Wednesday’s MHSAA Division 3 Boy’s Golf Regional Tournament, the boys’ varsity golf team put together their fifth, consecutive consistent eighteen-hole team score of the season. Although their team score wasn’t low enough to be one of three out of nineteen teams in this regional to move on to state finals, their score of 345 did out distance thirteen team which earned them a sixth place finish at 13 and 5.
Played at “the hidden gem” Willow Wood Golf Club in Portland, the Raiders regional goals were to be a team to contend and finishing in the upper third of the region – Both goals accomplished!
One the states highly ranked Division 3 golf programs, Big Rapids won the regional with a score of 314. Grand Rapids West Catholic came in second with a 315. Grand Rapids South Christian shot a third place score of 328 to be the third qualify team for states. … There is an additional Portland achievement from yesterday’s Regional:
Individually for the Raiders:
Sophomore, Zach Pier shot an outstanding round of one-over-par 72 to finish in second place individually out of eighty-eight golfers and earned his second consecutive trip to the Division 3 State Finals as an individual. Only three, non-team qualifying golfers move on from each of the six regions to play in the state finals.
Four seniors finished their PHS golf careers at yesterday’s event. Devin Miller put together a bogey golf round to finish with an 89. Kyle Leonard and Ryan Lefke each shot rounds of 92. Although Evan Foreback’s score wasn’t used in determining the Portland team score, he carded a 100.
The boy’s JV and varsity golf teams, Coach Snellenberger, Coach Martin and consulting and retired Coach Seekamp extend their collective “best of luck” to Zach Pier has he prepares to play in next Friday’s and Saturday’s thirty-six hole D-3 State Finals being played at “Forest Akers West” at Michigan State University (in East Lansing).
Pictured from left to right, Evan Foreback, Ethan Getchell, Devin Miller, Coach Snellenberger, Kyle Leonard, Zach Pier and Ryan Lefke.