The Lakers’ varsity boys golf team is chasing Ludington in the Lakes Eight Conference standings, and their chances of catching the Orioles took a hit on Wednesday.
The Lakers’ home jamboree at Spring Lake Country Club was canceled because of the threat of inclement weather.
That means coach George Bitner’s team will likely lose its lone home match of the conference season, since it’s unlikely every league school will be able to find a common open date in the next two weeks.
“Our chances kind of went down the tube,” said a dejected Bitner after the cancellation was announced Wednesday afternoon.
We’re nine behind Ludington, and all we have left is Fruitport (at Oakridge Golf Club) on the 14th and then Fremont (at Waters Edge Golf Course) on the 21st.”
It’s likely that the league will simply play both nines at one of those courses to make up for Wednesday’s contest.
The same scenario played out earlier this year when Tri-County had to postpone its home jamboree. That event was made up at Ludington’s home course of Lincoln Hills. That means the Orioles have had two home matches to none for Spring Lake.