Big Rapids in 3rd at MHSAA D3 State Finals

BIG RAPIDS – The Big Rapids boys golf team sits in third place after the opening round of the MHSAA Division 3 state finals at Katke Golf Course.

The Cardinals sit seven strokes behind leader Jackson Lumen Christi and six strokes behind defending state champion Tawas.

Charlevoix’s Matt Good is tied for third overall after shooting a 75, while teammate Tyler Fuchs and Shelby’s Keaton Inglis are tied in fifth after shooting 76s.

Pierce Morrissey’s 77 paced Big Rapids, with Tait Morrissey and Fletcher Bolda shooting a 78 and an 81, respectively.

Charlevoix (337) and Ogemaw Heights (346) are in eighth and ninth in the team standings, with Shepherd (355) in 13th.

Gladwin’s Jon Damzyn (79), Houghton Lake’s Brock Decker (80) and Cheboygan’s Garrett Christie (101) are all competing as individuals.

At the Division 4 state finals at Michigan State’s Forest Akers East, Harbor Springs’ Cole Ketterer sits in second place overall and one stroke behind leader Austin Fauser of Clinton after shooting a 70.

Ketterer has the Rams in 12th place after recording a 352, while Frankfort and Manistee Catholic Central are in eighth and 11th, respectively.

Frankfort’s William Newbold led the Panthers with an 82 and John Slivka paced Manistee Catholic Central with an 80.

Competing as individuals, Suttons Bay’s Thomas Hursey and Inland Lakes’ Jordan Hurst recorded an 80 and an 89, respectively.  

At the Division 2 finals at Grand Valley State’s The Meadows, Gaylord finds itself in ninth place with a 325, trailing leader St. Johns by 27 strokes. Petoskey is in 18th, ending the first day with a 363.

Gaylord’s Nick Rowley sits in 10th place overall after shooting a 75, while Brendon Gouin and Kyle Putnam recorded 82s.

Mitch Pulaski paced Petoskey with an 85, while Stuart Green and Colin Redman each carded 90s.

Competing as an individual, Cadillac’s Guy Beaudet shot an 86 on Friday.

In Division 1 action at Forest Akers West, Traverse City West sits in 17th place, finishing the first day of competition with a 339.

Joey Hunter paced the Titans with an 82, while Evan Culp and Sam Schriber carded rounds of 84 and 85, respectively. Nick Bostwick also shot an 88 and Sam Tirrell a 91.

Detroit Catholic Central leads the event after recording a 287 and leads second-place Grosse Pointe South by nine strokes.

The final round for all four divisions begins Saturday morning. 

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