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May 16, 2012

Novi High wins Oakland County tournament

By Christian Davis
C & G Sports Writer

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Birmingham Brother Rice's Sean Friel hits a shot during the Oakland County tournament May 16 at Pontiac Country Club. The Warriors finished two shots behind champ Novi High.

Novi High won the Oakland County Division 1 golf tournament. The field featured six teams ranked in the state and three defending individual champions.

The Wildcats shot 309 May 16 at Pontiac Country Club, beating Birmingham Brother Rice by two shots and Novi Catholic Central by three.

Rochester Hills Stoney Creek (318), Lake Orion High (319), Birmingham Groves (320), North Farmington (321), Auburn Hills Oakland Christian (322), Rochester Adams (323), Walled Lake Northern (325), Auburn Hills Avondale (326), Birmingham Seaholm (327), Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood (328), Clarkston High (329), Troy High (331), Oxford High (333), South Lyon High (333), Rochester High (335), Orchard Lake St. Mary’s (335), Lakeland High (338), Pontiac Notre Dame Prep (342), Ortonville Brandon (347), Milford High (349), Walled Lake Western (354) and Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day (369) made up the rest of the field.

Novi’s Brad Kozinski led the way, shooting 73 to tie for medalist with South Lyon High’s Gavin Garris.

“It’s good to know I can compete with the best,” Kozinski said. “I wasn’t really putting well, and then I made a solid 10-footer (on the fifth hole) and it turned it around.”

“It’s always a great competition every year,” Rice coach Dan Bumpus said. “It seems like every year some other team steps up and wins. It’s always nice to get everyone together, all the teams you see throughout the year. It’s great, because it’s anyone’s game out here on any given day.”

Walled Lake Northern’s Ryan Dykstra, Birmingham Seaholm’s Nick Vick, Rochester High’s Mike Murri, Rochester Hills Stoney Creek’s Spencer Lendzion and Rochester Adams’ Brandon Barrows all tied for third after firing 75.


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