The St. Joseph County boys golf tournament was held Wednesday at the St. Joe Valley course. Sturgis took the top team honors at 319, followed by Three Rivers (353), Colon (375), White Pigeon (435), and Centreville (475). The Trojans also had the top three individual spots with Luc VanderHulst shooting 77, Hayden Goodman at 78, and Austin Sanford at 80. Rounding out the top five were TR’s Garron Gahan (81) and Isaac Adams (82).
“I was hoping we could give Sturgis a bit more competition, but they were just more consistent top to bottom today,” said Three Rivers coach Patrick Kline. “Congratulations to them on a great score.”
Rounding out the Wildcat lineup was Nick Melville (93), Phillip Wellman (97), and Max Hoxie (100).
One day later, Three Rivers had duel matches with Sturgis and Vicksburg at Sauganash Country Club. The Trojans won 167-210 and Bulldogs won 172-210 in their matches with TR.
“We had one of those days where everyone struggled, not just one or two guys,” noted Kline. “As a team, we were 35 shots worse than we’ve been all season. I’m hoping the guys can just forget this round and get back to playing the way they had been before today.”
Garron Gahan shot 48, Caleb Quake 52, Isaac Adams 53, and Nick Melville 57.
Back on Monday was an SCAA jamboree at Binder Park. Hillsdale Academy had the top score at 168. Colon was third at 200 and Burr Oak eighth at 253.
“Overall the match went very well for it being one of the tougher courses we play,” said Bobcats coach Tyler Hunt. “It is a tight course with swamps/marsh land all around. Lots of places to lose golf balls! The team overall played smart shots and tried to play within their own game. I am very pleased with the scores and the shots the team was making overall. ”
Flavio Hernandez cracked the top ten with a eighth-place 46. Branson Hernandez carded 62, Ethan Lindsey 65, and Austin Cole 83. The Magi had two make the top ten with Josh West sixth at 43 and Simon Vinson tied for ninth at 47.