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  • James Townsend

Raider Golfers Play Two Tournaments in Three Days

Held at the Morrison Lake Golf Course, the varsity boy’s golf team played in the Ionia County Shoot-Out last Saturday. With sunny skies, twenty to twenty-five mile per hour northerly winds and a thirty-two degree feel like temperature at the start of the eighteen-hole tournament, the Raiders struggled to put together four scorers with very good rounds on Saturday.

Lakewood captured this year’s championship with a forty-five stroke margin and a team score of 341. Ionia finished in second place with a 386; the Raiders took third with a 398; Pewamo-Westphalia was fourth at 404 and Belding shot team score of 412.

Ethan Getchell earned fifth place on the all-tournament team and was the Raiders leading scorer with an 88; Jared Thomas finished with a 101; Luke Nobis shot a 104 and Spencer Pohl had a 105.

The varsity golf team traveled to Alma Monday to compete in the Panther Invitational at the Pine River Country Club.

Playing in a second eighteen-hole tournament in three days, the varsity boy’s golf team put together an improved showing in the fourteen-team Alma Panther Invitational yesterday. Played at the Pine River Country Club in Alma, Saginaw Swan Valley earned top team tournament honors with a team score of 359. Shepard finished in second place with a 364 and St. Louis took third place with a score of 376. Portland’s team total of 393 earns them an eight win and five loss record at the tournament.

In individual scoring for the Raider’s, Hayden Getchell carded Portland’s low score for the match with a 93. Jared Thomas played his personal best eighteen-hole round with a 94. Ethan Getchell carded a 98 and Spencer Pohl rounded out the Raiders team scoring with a 108.

The next varsity match is Tuesday afternoon. The Raiders will be making up last weeks postponed divisional jamboree at the Maple Brook Golf Course in Charlotte.

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