Lakers make it 8 straight in the Lakes 8

Spring Lake wrapped up its eighth consecutive girls golf conference championship with a victory at Tuesday's Lakes Eight Conference jamboree at Spring Lake Country Club.
Matt DeYoung
Sep 12, 2012

The Lakers finished with 788 total strokes throughout the league jamborees this fall, nearly 100 strokes better than second-place Ludington, which finished with 870.
Tri-County was third in the final league standings at 873, followed by Fremont with 885 and Fruitport with 915.

The Lakers wrapped up the title by shooting a team score of 202 at Tuesday’s jamboree.

Coach George Bitner said he figured his young Lakers would have a tough time winning the league this year.

He was wrong.

“I’m a little surprised, especially this year, because the last couple jamborees, we’ve had two freshmen and two sophomores as our top four scorers,” he said.

The Lakers dominated the all-conference standings. Tri-County’s Taylir Kral was the overall league champion with 181 total strokes. The Lakers’ Karissa Rashke, a sophomore, was second at 186, and fellow sophomore Ginnie Olszewski was fourth at 193. Freshman Emma Conroy also made first-team all-conference with a total of 196 strokes.

Freshman Faith Lee was a second-team all-conference honoree, as were Fruitport’s Jenna Visinski and Alexis Jackel.

On Tuesday, Conroy and Raschke led the Lakers with rounds of 48. Olszewski added a 50, while Kayla Krueger and Lee each shot a 56 and Sammi Lewakowski carded a 59.

Spring Lake will continue its season at Kenowa Hills on Friday.

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