Golf Roundup

Lakers 2nd at Big Rapids Invite; Bucs top Rockford
Tribune Staff
Aug 29, 2014

The Spring Lake golf team finished second at the Big Rapids Invitational on Thursday.

Spring Lakes score of 335 was 13 strokes behind champion Davidson’s 322.

Anna Kramer led the Lakers with a 77. Jaedyn Shelton (85), Karissa Rachke (86), Ginny Olszewski (87), Emma Conroy (88) and Kayla Krueger (88) all shot in the 80’s.

The squad shot 33 strokes better on the back-nine, which frustrated coach George Bitner.

But Bitner was more happy with his team’s performance on Thursday than earlier this week.

Spring Lake came up with a win against Whitehall on Tuesday, but Bitner was not happy with his team’s performance, saying they “came back down to earth.”

The Lakers’ 175 came with a Fox Sports Detroit camera crew taping the action. Bitner said he thought the pressure got to his squad, who beat the Vikings by default since Whitehall didn’t’ have the necessary amount of competitors.

Olszewski led Spring Lake with a 41. She was followed by Kramer (43), Madelyn Nelson (45), Krueger (46) and Shelton (51).

Junior Varsity: Spring Lake won the Sparta JV Invitational on Tuesday, shooting a 200. Nelson led the Lakers with a 43. Kenowa Hills came in second.

Fruitport golf battles in Sparta

The Fruitport golf team finished last at the Sparta Invitational on Wednesday, however, all was not lost.

Kelsey Alviar medaled for the first time this season, after winning a putt­off.

Jamie Fortenbacher, Rachel Pierce and Summer Woodring all had season lows on the day.

The Trojans travel to Chase Hammond on Tuesday to compete against West Michigan Christian.

WMC’s Abby Alfree had a nice round at the Sparta Invitational. Her score of 44 was good for second-place.

Haven golf wins first O-K Red match

The wins keep coming for the Grand Haven girls golf team.

After winning the Lakeshore Cup over West Ottawa and Holland last week, Grand Haven won its first O-K Red Match on Thursday, defeating Rockford, 181-189.  

Hailey Watkins (par, 35) and Kaelie Devries (45) each shot a career-best.

The duo was followed by Anna Gagnon (50) and Sandra Plamondon (51).

“I know these girls will continue to improve throughout the year, so I am very excited to see these scores at this early point,” said coach Roger Glass.

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