FHS boys' golf team 11th at state match
The Frankenmuth varsity boys’ golf team capped off a great post season with an 11th place finish at the MHSAA Division 3 State Tournament last weekend.
The Eagle golfers competed at East Lansing’s Forest Akers East Golf Course, on a modified par-71 course. The third hole, normally a par 5, was under construction and changed to a par 4.
FHS shot 317 on Friday and 336 on Saturday for a 653 score. Tawas High School won the Division 3 crown, carding an even 600 (303-297) and edging Jackson Lumen Christi by three strokes (603).
Essexville Garber, the 2016 Tri-Valley Conference East Division champs, took eighth place at 637 (310-327) while local rival Flint Powers Catholic was tied for ninth place with a 643 (328-315).
“We had an exceptional couple of weeks. We managed to top our regional score by one stroke on day one, with Sam Struble continuing his steady play with a 78,” FHS Coach Dan Wagner said. niel (Wagner) bettered his regional score by one stroke with a 77 while Nick (Fisher) and Chase (Singer) played steady with 81s. Jacksen (McKenzie) played to an 85.”
The team was in seventh place heading into Saturday’s final 18 holes. However, the weather turned warm, muggy and breezy.
“The second day was hot . . . 91 degrees. The wind made it tolerable but made shot making difficult. Hitting fairways and greens in regulation became more challenging and as a result, we saw bigger numbers,” Wagner pointed out.
All five ‘Muth golfers had higher scores on day two. Struble shot 81 for an overall 159; Wagner came in with an 82 for an overall 164; Fisher registered an 83 for an overall 164; Singer carded a 90 for an overall 171 and; McKenzie shot 91 for an overall 176.
𠇎ven though we didn’t score well in comparison to the other schools, we managed to shoot our average 18 hole score of 336. We wanted more but it wasn’t meant to be on day two. We did however play within our abilities and represented Frankenmuth with respectable scores. It was great experience for all,” Wagner concluded.
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