The Columbia Central High School varsity golf team – pictured following their conference final in September – qualified for the state golf finals by finishing second at the Michigan High School Athletic Association D-4 regional at Adrian on Monday. Pictured from left are team manager Tatiana Fowle, Iliana Fowle, Logan Bentley, Marrisa Berro, Kelsey Fausz, and Ashley Yang. The Golden Eagles shot 402 as a team to finish behind Lenawee Christian (363). Grass Lake finished fourth as a team with 478. The top three teams and top three individuals not on qualifying teams advance to the finals.
Grass Lake earns Cascades Conference golf title
Julie Johnston of Grass Lake High School follows through on a shot during the Cascades Conference finals at Sharp Park Golf Course last week.
Photo, story by Jeff Steers
Exponent special writer
Grass Lake High School earned its first Cascades Conference golf title since 2009 by finishing second in the conference meet on Tuesday at Sharp Park Golf Course.
East Jackson won the meet with a four-man score of 410, Grass Lake shot 449, Michigan Center was third scoring 473, Hanover-Horton finished fourth with 477, and Napoleon only had three golfers at the meet.
Grass Lake started the day behind Hanover-Horton in the conference standings and East Jackson was third. Winning the meet moved East Jackson to first place with Grass Lake.
The conference meet counts as 50 percent of the season standings.
Julie Johnston led Grass Lake with a 99 and Rylie Raehtz scored 111.
Napoleon freshman Anna McCubbins earned medalist honors with a 79. She finished as the top golfer in the conference with an average of just under 42 for nine holes. Teammate Calli Borreson shot a 105 at the conference meet.
First-team all-conference golfers were McCubbins, Addisyn Rudd of East Jackson, Kylie McKee of Michigan Center, Mariah Kerley of East Jackson, Johnston of Grass Lake, Alisha Gahn of Addison, Raehtz of Grass Lake, and Jessica Swihart of Michigan Center.
Second-team golfers included Drew Swihart of Hanover-Horton, Borreson of Napoleon, Emily Uyttenhove of East Jackson, Ereka Risner of Grass Lake, Danni Swihart of Hanover-Horton, Summer Barnaby of Hanover-Horton, Gabriella Dekker of Hanover-Horton, and Madalynn Williamson of Grass Lake.
Madison Invitational: Columbia Central High School won the event with a four-man team total of 372 at Wolf Creek Golf Course. Logan Bentley of CCHS earned medalist honors with a 79, Kelsey Fausz was second scoring an 89, Iliana Fowle shot a 101, and Marrisa Berro carded a 103.
Lenawee County Invitational: Onsted High School finished fourth as a team with an 18-hole score of 553. Alisha Gahn of Addison finished fifth overall with a score of 99 at Devils Lake Golf Course. Ainsley Brezvai finished with a 135 to lead Onsted.