Prep sports roundup: Adams a bright spot for SL golf

Spring Lake varsity golfer Elinor Adams text messaged her father on Monday highlighting her round at the Jenison Invite, held at The Meadows at Grand Valley State in Allendale.
Tribune Staff
Aug 24, 2011

“She told him that she didn’t get in the sand, but she had four 3-putts,” said Spring Lake coach George Bitner. “She’s capble of nice days like today. I told her there’s no reason why she couldn’t shoot like she did at the state finals last year (at Forest Akers East Golf Course at Michigan State). She shot an 87 and 88 there, and she shot an 89 today. And this course at The Meadows is much tougher than the one at MSU.”

Adams’ 89 was the ninth-best score at the event and helped the Lakers also finish ninth overall in the team standings with a 406.

“We didn’t fare that well, but we were facing seven Division 1 teams,” Bitner said.

Defending state champion Mona Shores looks like its in line to repeat, as the Sailors dominated the field with a 308 — 38 strokes better than runner-up Forest Hills Eastern.

Other scores for the Lakers included Tori Kihnke’s 99, freshman Karissa Rasche’s 108, and Ellie Holman’s 110.

Grand Haven struggled at the event, finishing last in the 12-team field with a 463. Martha Ramsey shot the Bucs’ low round with a 110. Kristen Carlson was on her heels with a 111.

TROJANS SHUT OUT BRONCOS

Fruitport’s varsity soccer team improved to 2-0 on its young season with a commanding 3-0 victory at Coopersville on Monday.

“I thought we dominated the game. We held an 18-2 advantage in shots,” said Fruitport head coach Greg Kobylak.

The Trojans notched all three of their goals in the first half. The Trojans’ opening goal came off a corner kick, with sophomore forward Andrew Frost recording the goal and fellow sophomore Nick Carrier earning the assist.

A Coopersville turnover, and a pass forward from senior Tyler Sparks led to the Trojans’ second score, a breakaway goal from sophomore standout Zach Gilson.
Gilson found the back of the net again, as he received a beautiful through pass from Matt Escalante and then knocked the ball into the goal.

Fruitport faces a stiffer test on Thursday, as it hosts Rockford at 6:45 p.m.

Junior Varsity: With wins over Whitehall and Greenville, the Trojans won their own tournament. Fruitport finished with a 2-1 record during the round robin format. Spring Lake was 1-2, while both the Vikings and Yellow Jackets were 1-1-1.

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