CJ Miller and Isaac Honsowitz lead Portland Golfers through successful week
In a non-conference, dual match played Monday afternoon at the Portland County Club, the varsity boy’s golf team was able to overcome their struggle with short game play, penalty strokes and navigating uncustomary strong, east winds at Tuesday’s home match to defeat the Central Montcalm Hornets. The Raiders finished the match team score of 188 to Central Montcalm’s 238. Scoring for the Raiders was: Match medalist CJ Miller, who shot a 43; Isaac Honsowitz and Luke Nobis each carded rounds of 47 and Carter Rosier rounded out the Portland scoring with a 51.
On Thursday, the team played at Lansing Sexton’s home golf course, Royal Scot in Lansing, Lansing Catholic took an eight stroke edge over Portland 174 to 182 to capture first place at yesterday’s CAAC White Division jamboree. Played in light but steady rainfall, the Raiders didn’t quite come up with enough saved strokes to hold off Lansing Catholic. Charlotte shot a 189 to finish in third place. Eaton Rapids edged Ionia 196 to 198 for fourth and fifth places. Lansing Sexton came in at sixth. With their second, second place finish to go with last week’s first place finished in divisional matches, the Raider linkster’s are tied for first place at the half way point of divisional competition.
Scoring for the Raiders: CJ Miller earned back-to-back match medalist honors with a four over par 40; Carter Rosier shot a persona and season best nine-hole score of 43; Isaac Honsowitz finished with a 49 and Josh Rutkowski rounded out the Portland team scoring with a 50.
CAAC White Division Standings (after three jamborees)
Portland 13-2 16 pts.
Lansing Catholic 13-2 16 pts.
Charlotte 8-7 11 pts.
Eaton Rapids 7-8 10 pts.
Ionia 4-11 7 pts.
Lansing Sexton 0-15 3 pts
On Friday at the Mason Optimist Invitational Tournament, the Portland varsity boy’s golf team went up against eleven other teams from the greater Lansing area. Several of those teams are currently ranked in their respective divisions by the MIGCA. Ten of the twelve teams are division one or two golf teams. The Raiders (a division 3 team) stepped up to the challenge and scored their best tournament team score of the season. Playing on one of the more challenging courses in mid-Michigan, the Eldorado Golf Course in Mason, the Raiders shot a very competitive score of 348 to finished in fifth place. Williamston captured first place with an outstanding score of 315. Haslett took second with a 331 and by using a fifth score tie breaker, Dewitt was third over Mason both with 333’s.
CJ Miller and Isaac Honsowitz lead the Portland team scoring by shooting a pair of 84's. Carter Rosier put together a solid eighteen-hole round of 88. Luke Nobis rounded out the Portland scoring finishing with a 92.
Next up on the Raiders schedule is a dual match against county rival Lakewood on Tuesday, May 4 at Centennial Acres Golf Course.