Farmington HillsOctober 9, 2012
Golf and tennis squads prepare for regional action
By Christian Davis
C & G Sports Writer
After a long season of battling for bragging rights in their conferences, the playoffs are just around the corner for girls golf and boys tennis.
Here’s a look where each local squad is headed for their regional to potentially start their run for a state championship.
In golf, the top three teams in the tournament move on, as do the top three individuals on non-qualifying teams.
For tennis, it’s the top two teams that gain automatic bids, with a chance of a third team if it earns 18 points. Individuals from non-qualifying teams can advance if they make the final in No. 1 singles.
Each tournament typically starts at 9 a.m. but is subject to change. Contact the host site for more details.
Division 1 at Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center, Oct. 11
The field at Fox Hills includes some of the top-ranked teams in the state.
Brighton comes in as the No. 4-ranked team according to the Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association, and Farmington Hills Mercy is just behind at No. 5.
Northville High is at No. 6; Novi High is ranked No. 7; and North Farmington-Harrison round out the ranked squads at No. 10.
Walled Lake Central, Walled Lake Northern, Walled Lake Western, Hartland High, Howell High, Livonia Stevenson, Waterford Kettering, Waterford Mott and White Lake Lakeland make up the rest of the field.
Division 2 at Farmington Hills Golf Club, Oct. 11
South Lyon is the favorite coming into the tournament, ranked No. 5 in the state, but will have to prove it against Detroit Denby, Detroit East English Village Prep, Detroit King, Detroit Mumford, Detroit Renaissance, Detroit Southeastern, Dexter High, Farmington High, Gibraltar Carlson, Pinckney High, Southgate Anderson, Southfield High and Ypsilanti.
Division 2 at North Farmington, Oct. 11
In its final year before consolidating with Bloomfield Hills Lahser, Bloomfield Hills Andover is looking to make this season count.
The Barons enter the tournament ranked No. 4 and are joined by Lahser, Auburn Hills Avondale, Dexter High, Farmington High, Farmington Hills Harrison, North Farmington, Pinckney, Pontiac High and South Lyon.