Truth be told, last week was a let down for the varsity golf team after traveling to Spring Valley for the third of four conference jamborees. The team had just finished second in the jamboree the week before and looked poised to stake a claim to the second spot overall in the CSAA for the season. Unfortunately, a sixth place finish left the door wide open for the rest of the conference looking to finish runners-up behind the Cardinals of Big Rapids. Simply put, the team needed a come-back when they traveled to The Royal at Canadian Lakes for the final CSAA Jamboree before the Conference Championship at Cedar Chase next Tuesday. A come-back is what the Eagles got. Any one of many storylines could have taken the headline, you can choose your favorite from below.
- On a course that proved to be one of the most difficult tests of the season for most of our conference foes, the Eagles posted their best 18-hole total this season with a 363. The team was lead by Kameron Dombrowski’s 84 followed by Dylan Denhof (92), Jacob Sikorski (93), and Caden Mathieu and Jacob Rode (94 each). This come a little more than a week after the Eagles shot a 382 on what was the easiest course this season for most other conference teams. Go figure!
- Sophomore Jacob Sikorski has been playing in the 5th spot pretty consistently all season for the Eagles. While his scores have been improving, Jacob hadn’t recorded a score in the top 4 for the team all year and was still looking to make his mark in Varsity play heading into last week. Sikorski broke through by finishing in the 4th position at Spring Valley with a 101. This was a noteworthy accomplishment, but Jacob still hadn’t broken 100 for a 18-hole total. This week at The Royal, Jacob was not going to be denied and fired a 93, easily his best score to date, and 3rd best on the team for the day.
- After a roller-coaster ride through the four conference jamborees, the team stands alone in 2nd place heading into the Conference Championship next Tuesday at Cedar Chase. The Eagles have a total of 1498 team stroke in the first four jamborees, yet they have no time to rest and enjoy their 2nd place position because THREE TEAMS are tied 18 strokes behind, well within striking distance (Reed City, Fremont, Chippewa Hills all have 1516 team strokes). If that wasn’t enough competition, there is a fourth team lurking 22 strokes behind, ready to claim the 2nd spot (Lakeview has 1520 team strokes).
Although we are late in the spring sports season and things are about the wind down for the golf team, there is still plenty to play for in the next couple of weeks. If the conference action described above wasn’t enough, Regionals at Willow Wood GC will be next on the agenda for May 30th. Go Eagles!