Portland Golfers take 1st at Charlotte Jamboree, 3rd at Dick’s Sporting Goods Tournament
The second of six divisional jamborees was played at the Maple Brook Golf Course in Charlotte on Thursday afternoon. With COVID 19 protocols reducing the availability of the Portland varsity golf team by two golfers for yesterday’s match, the six player Raider lineup pull together to take a great, early season victory.
In Thursday’s six team jamboree, the margin of just one stroke was the difference between finishing in first place to third place. Proving again the well-known golf mantra, “that every stroke counts in stroke play golf.” Portland shot a team score of 190 to squeeze past Charlotte and Lansing Catholic who both had team scores of 191. Using the fifth score tiebreaker Charlotte earned second place and Lansing Catholic in third. Eaton Rapids finish in fourth with a 194, Ionia was fifth shooting a 216 and Lansing Sexton sixth scoring a 264.
Scoring for Portland was: CJ Miller with a four over par 40 earning match medalist honors; Carter Rosier shot a 49; Hayden Getchell carded a round of 50 and Owen Goodman finished with a 51.
The Raider varsity golf team made a returned trip to Glenbriar Golf Course in Perry on Saturday to compete in the Dick’s Sporting Goods Tournament. This seventeen-team tournament hosted some of the better division two and three golf programs around the Lansing area. Playing in the small school division of the tournament, the Raiders completed the eighteen-hole event with a seven and two record and shot the seventh best team score in the seventeen-team field with a final score of 368. Ann Arbor Greenhills shot a 330 to take first place honors in the small school division. Almont narrowly edged out Portland by just one stroke with a 367 to earn second place honors.
A Portland highlight of the tournament was that the Raiders had three golfers earn places on the All-Tournament Team: Hayden Getchell carded a 90, CJ Miller and Isaac Honsowitz each shot eighteen hole rounds of 92 in make the All-Tournament Team; Luke Nobis, who just missed making the All-Tournament Team cut shot a 94 and Carter Rosier finished with a 97.
Portland will host Central Montcalm in a non-conference, dual match on Monday, April 26th at the Portland Country Club.