Big Rapids Boys Golf Eyeing First State Title Since 2008
BIG RAPIDS – Golf has always been a staple in the Big Rapids athletics community.
The Cardinals though have not won a state title since 2008.
The Big Rapids boys golf team was the Division 3 runner-up two years in a row, but now it is a new season and they are ready to take the next step.
“It was tough. We knew coming in that it was going to be a battle and we were lucky enough to tie. We did not play that well in day two and we lost a lot of strokes coming in on the back nine,” said senior Owen Seay.
One advantage they have this year is the Ken Janke Learning Center at Katke Golf Course.
The new indoor facility allowed them to start swinging much earlier than in the past.
“We have been able to hit off the simulator the past month or so, and that has been extremely helpful just seeing our ball flight and getting our distances honed in,” said senior Pierce Morrissey.
Another advantage of 2019 is the strong senior leadership.
“The nice thing about our team is we have some good senior leadership. Pierce being super team last year and Owen being first team all-state. Those two guys right there know what it takes to be some of the best players in the state. Hopefully, they take that opportunity to go teach my younger kids,” said head coach Mark Posey.
The Cardinals competed in the Southern Swing last weekend where Morrissey won the tournament with a 73-66, 139 two-day total.
Big Rapids has a conference match against Tri County on Tuesday, April 23.