In a Southwest 10 Conference boys golf jamboree Wednesday at St. Joseph Valley Golf Club in Centreville, the squad from White Pigeon posted a team score of 167 to win by 13 strokes. Centreville was second with 180 and Marcellus was third with 183.
The Chiefs had three players in the top four, including medalist Blaine Shafer, who carded a 38. Donovan Snook was second with a round of 40.
“Blaine played a very good round today and once again gave the team a good score that lead the team to a good win,” White Pigeon coach Mark Olsen said. “He was 4 over after two holes and finished with seven straight pars. Donovan had the strongest performance of his career today and his score really helped lead the team to a victory today.
“Cole was a little off his game today but managed to grind out a good score. He was not happy with his performance but he was happy that he was able to help get a win. Dakota played and fought hard to keep his score respectable today. I was very happy to see how he finished the round. It was great being in a competitive environment in good weather for the first time in a long time. I like what I saw today and hope this is a sign of things to come the rest of the season.”
Centreville’s Carter Geigley (42), Ethan Schrock (44) and Shawn Larsen (45) played well on their home course, but head coach Steve Larsen believes his squad let a few strokes pile up unnecessarily.
“We played well in spurts,” he said. “The boys started off slow but steadily improved through the match. We made some mental mistakes tonight that cost us quite a few strokes.”
Blaine Shafer (White Pigeon) 38
Donovan Snook (White Pigeon) 40
Carter Geigley (Centreville) 42
Cole Shafer (White Pigeon) 42
Ethan Schrock (Centreville) 44
Josh Boyer (Marcellus) 44
Shawn Larsen (Centreville) 45
Carson Sumners (Marcellus) 46
Dacoda Ferguson (Marcellus) 47
Simon Garcia (Marcellus) 47
Dakota Ryall (White Pigeon) 47
Nathan Wood (Centreville) 49
Jeremiah Koller (Centreville) 51
Jake Tone (Marcellus) 54
Trenton Gless (Cassopolis) 55
Matt Grice (Marcellus) 57
Avaughn Jamison (Cassopolis) 73
Paul Dudasco (White Pigeon) 75
Satchel Seals (Cassopolis) 90
Wolverine Conference Jamboree
(At Paw Paw’s Heritage Glen)
Plainwell’s Jacob Farris was medalist for the second straight event after shooting 39.
Three Rivers finished fourth again in the second tournament in as many days, this time shooting 194.
Calvin Trammell and Parker Jackson each shot 45 to pace the Cats and finish in the top 10 individually.
“I had hoped we would drop a few shots off our total from last night, but each course has its own challenges and scoring was higher for most of the teams tonight,” Three Rivers coach Pat Kline said. “I am happy with the way we are competing so far in the young season.”
Individual results for Sturgis and Vicksburg were not reported.
Plainwell 183 (won on a fifth-player tiebreaker)
Three Rivers 194
Paw Paw 203
South Haven 219