Boys golf regional tournaments were held this week across Michigan. Three Rivers and Sturgis were among the squads at Regional #9 from Stonehedge North. Gull Lake was the team champion at 314, followed by Mattawan at 322 and Vicksburg at 330. The Trojans was seventh at 346 and the Wildcats 16th at 374.
Individually, TR’s Garron Gahan placed 10th at 80, three strokes off the individual qualifying mark. One behind him was Sturgis’ Hayden Goodman in 12th and Austin Sanford 15th at 83.
“I was very happy for Garron that he shot such a great round to wrap up his high school career,” said Wildcats coach Patrick Kline. “I would have loved to see him qualify, but he had a good day, nonetheless. Today was much like most of the season where we have a struggled to put four solid scores together on the same day. That lack of consistency has been our Achilles heel most of the year.”
Rounding out the field for Three Rivers was Caleb Quake and Phillip Wellman at 95, Nick Melville at 104, and Isaac Adams at 106. Sturgis also saw an 88 from Graeme Herald, a 94 by Luc Vander Hulst, and Charlie Frost’s 101. Gull Lake’s Bryce Wheeler was the individual champion at 71.
Also on Tuesday was Regional #15 at Beeches Golf Course. Constantine placed 16th with a 458 team score. Hunter Smith was the top Falcon in 39th at 102, followed by Michael Watrous (113), Logan Patmalnieks (114), and Tyler Miller (129). Coloma’s 364 was the top team mark with Quincy’s Sam Sawyer the individual champ at 76.
Five St. Joseph County schools competed Wednesday in Regional #21 at Klinger Lake, although none qualified for state. White Pigeon and Howardsville Christian had the best showing, tying for eighth with a 426 team score. Colon was 10th at 432, Centreville 15th at 477, and Burr Oak 17th at 527. Calvin Christian was the team champ with 335 and had top player Matthew Turcotte (78).
Burr Oak’s Flavio Hernandez was the top local competitor, taking 20th place with a 93. Rounding out the Bobcats was Ethan Lindsey (127), Austin Cole (142), and Branson Hernandez (165).
WP’s Luke Gropp was 23rd at 95 with Owen Keo 27th at 98. Rounding out the Chiefs were Cole Jackson (115), Isaiah Ryall (118), and Jezz Ryall (121).
Howardsville Christian saw a 24th place 97 from Lukas Krueger. The rest of the Eagle lineup was Will Boyer (106), Nathan Jergens (110), Carter Grandlinard (113), and Caleb Schwartz (165).
Centreville’s best was Felix Suchert, in 30th at 101. Landon Bingaman was next for the Bulldogs at 105, then Caleb Schwartz (127), Nathan Hartong (144), and Braxton Schrock (169).
Colon was led by Simon Vinson’s 33rd place 102. Close behind for the Magi was Justin Wickey at 104, then Kaleb Johnson (110), Josh West (116), and Tucker Lafler (144).