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Golf roundup: SL widens gap on Lakes Eight leaderboard

Tribune Staff • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:33 PM

Spring Lake’s varsity boys golf team strengthened its hold on first place in the Lakes Eight Conference by winning the Ludington Jamboree on Tuesday.

The Lakers shot a round of 166 to win the event by four strokes over Fremont and five shots over Ludington.

Spring Lake now has 326 shots in two combined league events, which is 21 strokes ahead of second-place Ludington.

Ben Kramer shot a low round of 40 for the Lakers. Connor Love and Henry McGannon each shot a 41, while George Nietering and Bricker Reed each carded a 44.

“We’ve got to learn to finish our rounds,” coach George Bitner said. “We start well, but we don’t end well.”

The Lakers don’t have much time to practice this week. Today is their only off day as they’ll compete at Tri-County on Thursday and at the Fremont Invitational on Friday.

RAMS EDGE BUCS

Grand Haven’s varsity boys golf team knew it would have to go low to have a chance to beat Rockford on Tuesday.

The Buccaneers shot a strong team score of 164, but it wasn’t enough to keep pace with the Rams, who shot a 148.

“Rockford took advantage of the home court by posting an amazing 148,” Bucs’ coach Randy White said. “Matt Nalley and Patrick Ferris hit in a pair of 39s to lead our team, but Rockford was too strong, firing five rounds in the 30s.”

Kevin LaCroix, Mark Nalley and Reid Murphy each shot a 43 for the Bucs, who will play at East Kentwood on Thursday.

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