Champions crowned in boys golf season

By: Christian Davis | C&G Newspapers | Published June 13, 2016

 Bloomfield Hills High’s Charlie Cole hits a shot in a tournament earlier this season. The Blackhawks finished ninth at the Division 1 state final June 10-11 at Grand Valley State University. Grant Haefner led the squad and finished tied for 10th individually.

Bloomfield Hills High’s Charlie Cole hits a shot in a tournament earlier this season. The Blackhawks finished ninth at the Division 1 state final June 10-11 at Grand Valley State University. Grant Haefner led the squad and finished tied for 10th individually.

Photo by Patricia O’Blenes

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The boys golf season has come to a finish with state final action at locations across the state.

Here’s a look at the final scorecards and the local teams and athletes that found themselves near the top of the field June 10-11.

In the final, teams sent out five players with the top four scores counting toward the team over the two-day event. Individuals who finished in the top three of nonqualifying teams at the regional round also competed. 

Division 1 at Grand Valley State University
As it has done all season, Detroit Novi Catholic Central finished at the top of the standings.

The Shamrocks, who also won the Oakland County championship, among others, won their second straight state title, finishing with a 597 total.

Grosse Pointe South came in second with 605; Grand Blanc High was third with 617; Warren De La Salle shot 618 for fourth; and Midland High rounded out the top five with 620.

Battle Creek Lakeview (622), Detroit U of D Jesuit (624), Plymouth High (630), Bloomfield Hills High (632), Ann Arbor Skyline (637), Grand Ledge High (641), Northville High (650), Rochester Adams (655), Birmingham Brother Rice (657) and Rockford High (669) also competed.

Battle Creek Lakeview’s Andrew Walker took the medalist honor with 143, beating Plymouth’s Jack Boczar in a playoff.

Locally, Grosse Pointe South’s Oliver Livingston was third with 145; De La Salle’s Jonathan Brillati and Grosse Pointe South’s Evan Theros tied for fifth with 148; and Bloomfield Hills’ Grant Haefner tied for 10th with 149.

Division 2 at Bedford Valley in Battle Creek
St. Johns High won its first state title, finishing with 597, which was four strokes better than second-place East Lansing High.

DeWitt High, which came in as defending champions, finished third with 611. Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern and Ada Forest Hills Eastern tied for fourth with 617.

Chelsea High (618), Pontiac Notre Dame Prep (625), Byron Center (625), Coldwater High (630), Otsego High (632), Mattawan High (639), Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills (642), Grosse Ile High (643), Trenton High (665) and New Boston Huron (680) rounded out the field.

Individually, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood’s Devin Deogun won the championship, shooting 139 and beating St. Johns’ Eric Nunn on the first playoff hole.

It was the school’s first individual champion since Griffin Smith in 2011.

Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day’s Imaad Qureshi and Prep’s Jackson Stowe tied for sixth, each shooting 145.

Division 3 at Michigan State University
Tawas Area won the program’s first championship, finishing with an even 600. Jackson Lumen Christi came in second with 603; Big Rapids High took third with 619; Grand Rapids North Pointe Christian was fourth with 625; and Houghton Lake High made the top five with 631.

Lansing Catholic (632), Adrian Madison (636), Essexville Garber (637), Manistee High (643), Flint Powers Catholic (643), Frankenmuth High (653), Freeland High (671), Hillsdale High (677), Schoolcraft High (684) and Portland High (694) also competed.

Individually, Macomb Lutheran North’s Scott Sparks finished as the medalist, shooting 141. It was his second state title in three years.

Division 4 at Michigan State University
Clarkston Everest Collegiate dominated on its way to the program’s first title, finishing with 637, which was 28 strokes better than runner-up Kalamazoo Christian.

Muskegon Catholic Central finished third with 685; Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart was fourth with 690; and Clinton High finished fifth with 692.

North Muskegon (698), Kalamazoo Hackett (723), Harbor Springs High (728), Concord High (734), Frankfort High (736), Saginaw Nouvel (740), West Bloomfield Frankel Jewish Academy (751), Suttons Bay High (771), Whitmore Lake High (777) and Genesee Christian (793) made up the rest of the field.

Lansing Christian’s Parker Jamieson was the medalist with 147.

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