METRO DETROIT –– The boys golf state finals took place June 7-8 across the state at various sites with many teams from the coverage area participating.  Teams could send out up to five golfers, with the top four scores counting toward the team total.

METRO DETROIT –– The boys golf state finals took place June 7-8 across the state at various sites with many teams from the coverage area participating. Teams could send out up to five golfers, with the top four scores counting toward the team total.

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Local boys golf teams participate in state finals

By: Zachary Manning | C&G Newspapers | Published June 10, 2019

METRO DETROIT –– The boys golf state finals took place June 7-8 across the state at various sites with many teams from the coverage area participating.

Teams could send out up to five golfers, with the top four scores counting toward the team total.

Here’s a look at how the local programs finished in each division and the individuals who were able to place in the top 10.


Division 1 at The Fortress
Lake Orion High took home the state title, posting a team score of 606, which was more than 10 strokes lower than the next-best squad.

Individually, Lake Orion’s Justin Sui was the medalist, beating Grosse Pointe South’s Coalter Smith in a playoff. Smith and Sui both scored a two-day total of 141.

Locally, Grosse Pointe South finished second (617), Birmingham Brother Rice took seventh (628), Bloomfield Hills High grabbed eighth place (646) and Warren De La Salle came in ninth (648).

Outside of Smith, Grosse Pointe South’s Tommy Sullivan finished tied for fourth as an individual, posting a two-day score of 145. Brother Rice’s Johnny Melstrom came in at ninth, carding a 150.


Division 2 at Forest Akers West
Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern took the top spot (620) after finishing second last season. Brad Smithson, of Ada Forest Hills Eastern, was the top individual, shooting a 141.

Locally, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep claimed eighth, shooting a 653; Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood finished 13th with a 680; and Orchard Lake St. Mary’s came in at 15th, scoring a 685.


Division 3 at Ferris State University
Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian nabbed the state title with a team score of 624. Individually, Hanover-Horton’s Jack Brockie shot 142 to pace the field.


Division 4 at Grand Valley State University
Kalamazoo Hackett grabbed its first state title since 2013 with a score of 652. Individually, Clarkston Everest Collegiate’s Mitch Lowney shot a 147 to earn the top spot.

Locally, Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett finished second (663) as a team and had Colin Degnore place tied for eighth as an individual with a 158.