Portland High Varsity Boys Golf Off to Strong Start
After missing out on the 2020 boys high school golf season due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the varsity boy’s golf team opened up 2021 conference play Thursday afternoon with a divisional jamboree played at Bonnie View Golf Course in Eaton Rapids.
The Raiders finished the day with 5 wins and 1 loss. A traditionally strong Lansing Catholic golf program managed to escape with a five stroke victory over Portland to take first place with a team score of 180. The Raiders took second place with a team score of 185. Eaton Rapids’ score of 191 earned third place. Ionia ended in fourth with a 214. A young and inexperienced Charlotte team posted a team score of 222. Lansing Sexton finished with a team score of 236
Scoring for the Raiders was: Isaac Honsowitz who shot an eight over par 44 and CJ Miller shot a 45; Ethan Getchell finished a round of 46 and Luke Nobis and Carter Rosier rounded out the Raider scoring with each shooting a 50.
On Friday, the varsity boy’s golf team sent a six player team to play in the Larry Judson Two-Player Scramble Invitational at Glenbriar Golf Course in Perry. Out of the fifteen team field, the Raider’s took fifth place. Portland’s three teams combined for total team score of 245. Williamston captured first place with a team score of 211; Haslett finished in second with a 219 and Bath took third place with a 228. Portland did sneak by divisional rival Lansing Catholic (with a 246) by one stroke and bested Charlotte (a 285) by forty strokes.
The team of CJ Miller and Isaac Honsowitz combined to finish with solid two over par 74 and just missed making the All-Tournament Team by one stroke; Hayden Getchell and Carter Rosier team up and shot an 85 and the team of Luke Nobis and Owen Goodman shot an 86.
On Saturday, competing in one of Michigan’s longest running high school boy’s golf tournaments, the Ionia County Shoot-Out, the Portland varsity boys golf team recaptured the tournament championship. The eighteen-hole match was played at the Morrison Lake Golf Course. This time the mantra “that the golfers who are the strongest mentally and physically over their final six holes generally can score well” played favorably for the Raiders. With a very solid team score of 338, Portland finished seventeen strokes better than second place Lakewood’s 355 in earning first place. Belding took third place with a team score of 370; Pewamo-Westphalia shot a 375 and Ionia finished with 424.
Scoring for Portland was: Isaac Honsowitz who shot an eight over par 78; CJ Miller carded an 84; Luke Nobis finished with an 87 and Carter Rosier completed the Portland scoring with an 89. Honsowitz and Miller both earned All-Tournament honors for their performances.
The varsity golf team travels to Charlotte on Thursday the 22nd to complete in the second of six CAAC White Division jamborees at the Maple Brook Golf Course.
Photograph courtesy of Sarah Honsowitz
L to R: Isaac Honsowitz, Owen Goodman, CJ Miller, Luke Nobis, Carter Rosier, Hayden Getchell and Coach Snellenberger