WMC golfers dethrone Mona Shores

It was supposed to happen last year and it didn't. It wasn't supposed to happen this year and it did. Western Michigan Christian's boys golf team stunned a heavily favored Mona Shores team Wednesday and won the Greater Muskegon Athletic Association city golf tournament at Chase Hammond Golf Course. Last year, the Warriors were favored to end Mona Shores' 12-straight city golf championships, but the Sailors edged the Warriors for their 13th straight title.
Tribune Staff
May 5, 2011

 

This time around, however, the Warriors shot a 317 team total compared with Mona Shores’ 320 for one of the biggest upsets in the history of the tournament.

WMC’s Breit brothers, sophomore Alec and senior Collin shot 74 and 75 respectively on the par 72 course. Seniors Jon Cook and Sam Vos shot 79 and 89, respectively.

Warrior coach Jack Wolffis praised his entire team and pointed to the 89 from Vos, of Grand Haven, who joined the golf team this year after playing baseball his previous three years, as a key to his team’s victory.

“Sam came through for us today,” Wolffis said.

Reeths-Puffer took third at 325 followed by Whitehall at 351 and Muskegon Catholic at 357.

Reeths-Puffer’s Ryan Oosting was medalist with a round of 73.

BUCS BITE ‘DAWGS AGAIN

For the second time this week, Grande Haven scored a tight golf victory over Grandville on Wednesday.

The Buccaneers fired a team score of 162, one stroke better than the Bulldogs’ 163.

The key contributer for coach Randy White’s squad was freshman Reid Murphy. Playing in his first varsity match, Murphy shot an even-par round of 36.

“This was Reid’s first varsity match and he did it in style with the low score of the night,” White said. “This team is deep in good players and we are able to have someone step up when another may be having an off night. These guys have got each other’s back and are playing great team golf.”

Ben Lewis added a 39 for Grand Haven. Mark Nalley shot a 43, Kevin LaCroix a 44, John Morehouse a 46 and Patrick Ferris a 50.

Grand Haven faces another tough challenge on Tuesday as the Bucs host Rockford and West Ottawa at Grand Haven Golf Course.

 

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