Mother Nature changes Invitational schedule

The heavy rain and thunderstorms that pounded West Michigan on Wednesday put a damper on the Spring Lake Invitational Tournament.
Matt DeYoung
Jun 18, 2014

The semifinal round of the long-running match-play tournament was rained out on Wednesday, meaning both the semifinals and the finals in each flight will now be played today.

According to tournament officials, there are two scenarios for today’s action.

If the course is playable first thing in the morning, play will begin at 7:30 a.m. — 45 minutes prior to the previously scheduled starting time.

Each flight will play its 18-hole semifinal match, followed by lunch. Following lunch, the championship match in each flight will be played.

If the course is not ready for play first thing in the morning, tee times will be bumped back to mid-morning. Eighteen-hole matches will be played for the Championship and First flights, while the remaining six flights will play nine-hole matches.

Following lunch, the final 18-hole matches will be played for those competing in the Championship and First flights. Depending on time, the six remaining flights will play nine or 18 holes.

Regardless of which scenario plays out, the awards luncheon will not be held. Instead, the awards presentation will take place on the patio following the final match.

The semifinals of the Championship Flight feature defending champion Britni Gielow against former champion Susan Campbell; and top qualifier Jenny Sritragul against Maureen Whitehead.

Pam Tyler meets Jayme Heimonen in one of the First Flight semifinal matches, while Deb Rogers faces Margaret Nault in the other.

LAKER SCRAMBLE

The Laker Scramble Golf Outing will be held on Saturday at Terra Verde Golf Club. The event begins with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Spots are still available, and cost is $300 for four-person teams. Those interested in supporting Spring Lake athletics by sponsoring a sign can do so for $150. The event supports the Laker Athletic Foundation. For more information, call the Spring Lake High School athletic office at 846-5506.

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