Prep Roundup: SL golf wins big at conference jamboree

Tribune Staff • Sep 19, 2016 at 11:24 PM

The Spring Lake girls golf team captured another sizable win at an O-K Blue Conference jamboree on Monday. The Lakers carded a 147 at the Scott Lake Golf Center to win the event by 32 strokes.

Coopersville finished in second with a 179, while Grand Rapids West Catholic came in third at 180.

Senior Anna Kramer took medalist honors with a 34 to lead the Lakers, while sophomore Hannah Klein added a 37. Madelyn Nelson and Jackie Olszewski each added 38s to round out the scoring for the Lakers.

GH tennis draws with Grandville

The Grand Haven boys tennis team drew a tie with defending O-K Red Conference champion Grandville on Monday, 4-4.

Once again, the singles flight came out strong for the Bucs, as they swept all four matches, but the doubles teams from Grandville were just too strong overall and they swept all four of those matchups.

Nathan Sexton (No. 4 singles) and Noah Bachmann (No. 1 singles) both beat last year's flight conference champions during the event. Riley Wilton (No. 3 singles) and Spencer Sortman (No. 2 singles) had to fight through some tougher stretches in their matches, but in the end, found ways to win.

“Grandville finished 11th last year at the state tournament,” said Grand Haven coach Chris Wilton. “They are another quality program with lots of kids playing year-round or playing second sports. We lost 8-0 last year to them, so this is another good step for us.

“Noah and Nathan played very good, consistent and aggressive tennis, which turned into very good results today. Riley and Spencer struggled for half of their matches, but gutted it out, which sometimes you just have to do. I was also happy to see some very good, but unfortunately too short, stretches of good doubles from our No. 1 doubles team of Dylan Shenefield and Mason Price and our No. 2 doubles team of Anish Mandala and Chris Akselberg. We have seven out of the next nine tennis days to work on a few more things for all of our flights to keep improving.”

The Bucs are back to action on Wednesday at East Kentwood and then finishes the conference regular season next Monday at home against Hudsonville. Grand Haven is also hosting the O-K Red Conference tournament on October 1.

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