Big Rapids Boys Golf Eyes State Title After Canceled 2020 Season
BIG RAPIDS – The Big Rapids boys golf team is known across the state as a top competitor in Division 3. Over the last four years, they’ve had three runners-up finishes for a state championship.
They believed 2020 might have been the season they ended that streak of second-place finishes and win a state title, but they had their season canceled due to COVID-19.
This year they feel confident and have extra motivation to take home the trophy, which would be their first state title since 2008.
“I’ve been there freshman and sophomore years and lost it both times. It hurts,” said senior Brett Lilienthal. “We want it really bad, and I think we have a really good chance this year. But it just comes down to those last two days at the end of it where we have to show up and play.”
“That pushes us because you got rid of that last season now this is it,” added senior Dawson Currie. “For Brett and I this is it. Just playing the ball, we’re going out as a team, we’re playing as a team and we’re playing for each other. We’re trying to make each other better and get to that next level.”
Big Rapids has performed well playing in many different events to start their season, including downstate tournaments where they played against Division One and Two teams.
They recently finished first in the CSAA jamboree. The Cardinals have fielded a large team this year with 32 total golfers.