Suttons Bay halfway to conference golf title
The Suttons Bay golf team is halfway home to a Northwest Conference championship.
The Norse shot a 341 to win the NWC Mid-Season 18-hole event April 25 played at Crystal Lake Golf Club in Beulah.
It was the fourth straight conference victory. The Norse won the first three jamborees. The six jamborees count for half of the league championship and each 18-hole event counts 25 percent.
“We were happy to win the event,” Suttons Bay coach Todd Hursey said. “We have not yet turned the corner to shoot individual and team scores that we know we are capable of.”
Junior Sean Lammy led the Norse with a 79. Junior Ryan Kratochvil shot an 84. Junior Eric Chapman had an 88 and freshman Devon Capron added a 90.
Glen Lake shot its best round of the year to finish fourth at 409. Junior Mike O’Brien was medalist at 76. Kyle Schaub and Andrew Black each shot 109s. Wade Peplinski added a 115.
“We are trying to get better every week and this was our best outing of the year,” Glen Lake coach Fred O’Brien said. “Mike was medalist and Kyle, Andrew and Wade shot their best rounds of the year.
“It was good to play in good weather. It seemed to bring a smile to everyone’s face. I think it helped our players with their scoring.”
Suttons Bay finished 10th in the Traverse City Tee-Off Friday and Saturday. The Norse, ranked No. 7 in Division 4, shot a 708 in the Division 2-4 field.
“We were disappointed with the outcome,” Hursey added. “We were hoping to perform better in a tournament with some of the elite teams and players in the state.
“This should motivate us to make smarter decisions on the course.”
Lammy led the way at 167, including a team-best 84 on Friday. Junior Brent Duddles 175, including an 82 on Saturday.