2018-06-07 / Sports

Bobcats qualify for golf state finals

By Spor ts Staff

MIDLAND – The Grand Blanc boys’ golf team is heading to the Div. 1 state finals at the Meadows at Grand Valley State University this weekend after placing third at the Div. 1 regional last week. The top three teams and top three individuals not on a qualifying team secured a spot at finals.

Lapeer took first with a 327, Traverse City West was second with 328 and Grand Blanc carded a 331 to place third after beating Midland Dow in a fifth person tiebreaker. Port Huron’s Nick Bailey and Midland Dow’s Anthony Zeitler both fired 74s to qualify in the top three individuals and Drew Gandy of Midland scored a 76 to take the third spot.

Nick Bruett led the Bobcats with a 77. Jacob Waun shot an 82, Brendan Silpoch 84, John George 88 and Evan Finsterwald 91.

Ann Arbor Pioneer, Ann Arbor Skyline, Birmingham Brother Rice, Birmingham Seaholm, Detroit Catholic Central, Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central, Grosse Pointe South, L’Anse Creuse, Hartland, Lake Orion, New Baltimore Anchor Bay, Northville, Plymouth, Portage Northern and Rockford all punched their ticket to the Div. 1 finals. L’Anse Creuse carded the lowest score overall with a 296. – K.R.

GOODRICH: The Martians failed to qualify for states by 10 shots at Hawk Hollow Golf Course on May 30, tying for fourth with 327. However, Trent Barth qualified individually for the state championship for the third straight season with a 74. Barth will compete on Friday and Saturday at Bedford Valley in Battle Creek. On the season, he averaged a 74.5 card in 18-hole tournaments and a 37 card in nine-hole matches.

“Seniors Ben Locey, Ryan Aylmer and Matt Lentz ended their high school golf days a little short of their goal of reaching the state finals,” said Goodrich coach Don Brandt. “All three had a successful season and (were) a great addition to the team. They will be missed next year.”

Flint Powers Catholic won the regional with 303, DeWitt was the runner-up with 305 and Haslett was the final state-qualifier with 317. — J.O.

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