Prep Roundup: SL golfers improve, GH tennis falters

Spring Lake's varsity girls golf team trimmed 20 strokes off its previous score and beat Hudsonville Unity Christian on Thursday, 191-211. The match took place at Pigeon Creek Golf Course. "We were 20 strokes better from the day before. It might have been the little talking to on the way down there,' said Lakers' coach George Bitner. "It's amazing how not three-putting all those greens helps.'
Tribune Staff
Sep 21, 2012


Ginnie Olszewski paced the Lakers with a round of 45.Emma Conroy shot a 48, while Karissa Raschke and Emily Marine each carded a 49. 


Grand Haven suffered a disappointing 8-0 setback to host West Ottawa on Thursday. 

“We started slow and were continuously playing from behind,” said Grand Haven coach Jeremy Case. “As you can expect, I am extremely disappointed with our effort. We are a better team than the one that showed up. We failed to create sustained momentum, that coupled with being a step too slow led to some unfavorable scores.”

The Panthers turned in four straight-set victories in singles play, but the closest battles came in doubles, where the Bucs failed to capitalize on potential points. 

At No. 2 doubles, seniors Ryan Peterson and Craig Peplinski went the distance but fell 6-1, 2-6, 6-3. Adam Carlisle and Reid Murphy also won their second set to force a third, but dropped a 7-5 decision and the match to West Ottawa’s Harsh Sehgal and Nick Valentine.

Grand Haven returns to the court on Saturday at the Holland Quad. 



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