Local sports roundup: Bucs' golfers 3rd in O-K Red preseason meet

GH softball swept in doubleheader
Tribune Staff
Apr 17, 2013

Patrick Ferris shot a round of 80, helping Grand Haven’s varsity boys golf team open its season with a third-place finish at Tuesday’s O-K Red Conference preseason meet in East Kentwood.

Rockford was the low team with a score of 310, followed by Grandville at 317. The Buccaneers’ 327 was good for third place, followed by West Ottawa at 341, Hudsonville at 352 and East Kentwood at 384.

TOP-RANKED RAMS SINK BUCS' POLO

Grand Haven’s varsity water polo team was no match for the No. 1-ranked team in the state in Rockford on Tuesday.

The Rams jumped out to a 9-1 halftime lead on the Bucs and rolled to a 10-4 victory.

Sarah Snider fired in two goals for the Bucs, while Murial Garbarino and Carly Gillissie added one goal apiece.

GH SOFTBALL SWEPT BY FENNVILLE

Grand Haven’s varsity softball team couldn’t put together a full effort in the Bucs’ home doubleheader against Fennville on Tuesday, resulting in the Blackhawks scoring a sweep, 12-0 and 7-6.

Defensive issues plagued the Bucs (0-3 overall) in Game 1, as they committed nine errors. The Bucs’ bats were also relatively quiet, as they managed just four singles — coming from Madi Barshaw, Abby Styck, Cierra Slocum and Emily Shaler.

TROJANS’ TENNIS COMES UP SHORT

Fruitport had a pair of players with off-the-court obligations, forcing the Trojans to play a pair of freshman in the Trojans’ Lakes Eight Conference opener against Fremont on Tuesday.

The Packers took advantage of the Trojans’ inexperience with a 6-2 victory.

WHITEHALL WHIPS WMC

WMC sophomore Lexi Byers was the only winner for Western Michigan Christian as the Warriors lost to Whitehall 7-1 on Tuesday. Byers won her match with a third set playoff.

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