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Golf roundup: Spring Lake’s Krueger finishes second overall at state finals

Tribune Staff • Jun 11, 2018 at 12:20 AM

Spring Lake’s Nick Krueger capped off his impressive junior season with a second-place overall individual finish at the Division 2 state finals on Saturday at Bedford Valley Golf Course in Battle Creek. With the finish, Krueger earned All-State honors for the second year in a row.

After carding a 71 in the opening round of play Friday. Krueger entered Saturday’s final round tied for third place. He would knock a stroke off of his score to finish with a 70 on Saturday and round out his two-day score at 141.

Alex Jordan of Mason High School carded a 139 (69, 70) to fend off Krueger for top individual medalist honors, followed by Andrew Kolar of Forest Hills Northern (142) in third, Tanner Moore of Byron Center (143) and Charlie DeLong of DeWitt (143) tied for fourth, Brad Smithson of Forest Hills Eastern (144) in sixth, Josh Anderson of Cranbrook Kingswood (145) and August Meekof of Allendale (145) tied for seventh, Matt Flynn of Marshall (146) in ninth and Cooper Bell of East Grand Rapids (147), Brendon Gouin of Gaylord (147) and Zack Hopkins of Flint Powers Catholic (147) all tied for 10th.

Flint Powers Catholic came away with top team honors with a 600 (305, 295) for the weekend, followed by Forest Hills Northern in second with a 603 (302, 301) and East Grand Rapids in third with 608 (301,307).

WMC GOLF FINISHES 11th

The Western Michigan Christian boys golf team carded a two-day score of 687 to finished 11th as a team at the Division 4 state finals at Forest Akers East on the campus of Michigan State University.

Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian took top team honors with a 595 (299, 296), followed by Clarkston Everest Collegiate in second place with a 628 (306, 322) and Kalamazoo Christian in third with a 628 (315, 313).

Chandler Breit led the Warriors with a two-day score of 168 (80, 88), while Owen Alfree added a 169 (88, 81), Dan Vanbiesbrouck scored a 174 (88, 86), Caleb Minaslan carded a 176 (88, 88) and Jeffrey Merz rounded out the scores with a 206 (98,108).

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