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  • James Townsend

Raider Golf Competes in Perry, Pier Ties for Top Spot

On Friday, the varsity boy’s golf team sent a six player team to play in the rescheduled Larry Judson Two-Player Scramble Invitational at Glenbriar Golf Course in Perry. The Raider’s finished in sixth place of the ten team event. Portland’s three teams combined for total team score of 252. Haslett captured first place with a team score of 218; Okemos finished in second with a 229 and Williamston took third place with a 237.

The team of Luke Nobis and CJ Miller combined to finish with an 82; Ethan and Hayden Getchell teamed up and shot an 84 and the team of Jared Thomas and Spencer Pohl shot an 86.

The Raider’s returned to Glenbriar on Saturday with a five player lineup to compete in the eighteen-hole, stroke play Dick’s Sporting Goods Tournament.

The Raider’s varsity golf team returned to Perry on Saturday to compete in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Tournament. This nineteen team tournament hosted some of the better division two and three golf programs near Lansing. Playing in the small school division, the Raiders completed the eighteen-hole event with a seven and three record and scored the sixth best team score in the nineteen-team field with a final score of 366. Williamston shot a 341 to take first place honors in the small school division. New Lothrop took second with a 357. Almont edged out Portland by one stroke with a 365 to finish in third.

The Portland highlight of the match was turned in the junior Zach Pier. Playing in less than ideal golf condition, Zach shot a seven-over-par seventy-nine to share both the small school and the overall co-medalist honors with Williamston’s senior Luke Schafer (out of 89 other golfers). With last year’s 2018 tournament at Glenbriar cancelled due to unplayable conditions, Zach earned himself another place in the Portland Varsity Boy’s Golf Record Book and at this tournament by achieving back-to-back individual top honors.

In addition to Pier’s score, the Raiders got a 92 from senior Ethan Getchell and a 93 from freshman Hayden Getchell. Junior Jared Thomas and sophomore Luke Nobis both finished with 102’s.

Photo courtesy of J. Baumgartner, Perry varsity boy’s golf coach

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