Spring Lake golf takes third at state meet

After what they considered to be a lackluster performance on Friday of the Division 3 state meet, the Spring Lake girls golf team came out swinging hot on Saturday.
Nich Wolak
Oct 21, 2013


The Lakers cut their score by 29 strokes to capture third place.

Spring Lake was the top public school at the competition, the Laker’s finals score of 719 put them behind champion Detroit Country Day and runner-up Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood’s 707. Country Day won the tie-breaker to take top honors.

“They didn’t give up, and that’s good — you don’t see that very often,” said coach George Bitner. “I’m very proud of what they did. I was a nervous wreck all day (Friday), but I was calm coming into today (Saturday) because we shot so damn bad Friday. We weren’t rated in the state coming in. We will be now.”

Four of the five Lakers players scored better on Saturday, and Ginnie Olszewski continued her solid play with a 90, after shooting an 89 on Day 1 of the competition.

Anna Kramer and Karissa Raschke had especially large cuts for the Lakers.

Kramer went from a 90 to a 74, and Raschke whittled her Day 1 score of 95 to 84 on Day 2.

Kramer’s 74 was the best individual score of either day, and her total of164 was good for fourth overall.

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The golf tourney turned out pretty well. I think that is something the organizers prepared for in a long time. - Dave Contarino


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