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PHS Boys Golf Leading CAAC White

In a cross county, varsity, dual, golf match played at Centennial Acres Golf Course on Tuesday afternoon, Portland (with a team score of 177) came up nine strokes higher than Lakewood (with a team score of 168). Although the Raiders were on the short end of the match, CJ Miller continued to maintained his consistent solid play and was the match medalist with a four-over par 40.

Hayden Getchell carded with nice nine-hole round of 44; Isaac Honsowitz shot a 46 and Luke Nobis and Carter Rosier each finished rounds of 47. The currently tied for first place Raiders will put their attention and motivation on preparing for Thursday afternoon’s fourth CAAC White Divisional Jamboree. This jamboree will be played at Lansing Catholic’s home course Groesbeck Golf Course in Lansing.

On Thursday the team continued on a path of playing improving at the fourth divisional jamboree. Played at Lansing Catholic’s home course Groesbeck Golf Course, the Raiders recorded a season best, nine-hole team score of 165 to squeak the host Cougars by only three strokes who shot a team score of 168. Along with the first place finish yesterday, the Raiders also move in sole ownership of first place over the Cougars by just one point. Charlotte’s 181 edged out Eaton Rapids by four strokes to take third place; Ionia came in fifth with a 194 and Lansing Sexton finished with a 243.

Scoring for the Raiders: CJ Miller shot a 39 on the par 36 course; Isaac Honsowitz carded a solid round of 40; Luke Nobis shot a season best nine-hole score of 42. Carter Rosier complete the Raider team scoring finishing with a 44.

With two divisional jamborees and the divisional eighteen-hole tournament remaining, the CAAC White Division boys golf standings has developed into a two-tiered race at this point of the season. Portland and Lansing Catholic battling for first and Charlotte and Eaton Rapids for third.

CAAC White Division Standings (after four jamborees)

Portland 18-2 22 pts.

Lansing Catholic 17-3 21 pts.

Charlotte 11-9 15 pts.

Eaton Rapids 9-11 13 pts.

Ionia 5-15 9 pts.

Lansing Sexton 0-20 4 pts.

On Friday May 7 th, the varsity boy’s golf team traveled to St. Johns to play in the Redwing Invitational. Once again, the Raiders had to play through cold, cloudy and occasional showers of rain conditions against a field of fourteen teams mostly from the Mid-Michigan area. With eleven out of the fifteen teams from either division one or two schools, the Raiders gained valuable course and competitive experiences that will help prepare them for their league tournament (to be played at the same course later this month) and their MHSAA Regional Tournament on June 1 st at Timber Ridge Golf Course in East Lansing.

Played at the highly rated and challenging Emerald Golf Course, the Raiders shot a team score of 351 to finish in eighth place. Williamston, who is currently ranked second in the most recent D-2 poll, took top honors shooting an exceptional 301. Okemos was second with a 333 and on the fifth score tie- breaker Dewitt finished in third place with a 337 over East Lansing.

Individually for the Raiders: Isaac Honsowitz shot a ten-over-par 82 to finish tied for tenth place individually out of seventy-five golfers. That earned Isaac an individual top ten medal. CJ Miller and Luke Nobis each carded rounds of 88. Josh Rutkowski finished the match with a 93.


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