Portager's Levi Capper, and
Brethren/Bear Lake's Cory Brown,
Tie for Over All Match Medalists
at WMD Golf Conference Championship

September 19, 2006

Portagers Bring Home 4 Medals Total!

Cold , windy with some sun and warmth thrown in occasionally, was what Mother Nature brewed up for the Conference Finals today at the
Manistee National Golf Course. She decided to turn off the occasional warmth and brew up more wind as the players neared the end of the front 9 ,and continued her fury on the back 9. I've said it before though, "We are the Portagers!", and our team played on doing what Coach Zadow had asked of them before the start of the match. "Make Brethren/Bear Lake earn it and beat Custer solidly".
   Medals were awarded to the 10 lowest scorers today.
   Medaling was Levi Capper, who shot a 77 today, to tie for Overall Match Medalist with Brethren/Bear Lake's Cory Brown. Levi was our team lowman as well, shooting 38 on the front 9 and 39 strokes on the back 9. Jordan Pomeroy shot 42 strokes on the front 9 and 44 on the back 9 for a final 18 hole round of 86, earning himself a medal. Drew Griswold, shooting with a possible broken finger, shot 49 strokes on the front 9. He shot an incredible recovery round on the back nine of 40 strokes for a final score of 89 to also finish in the medals. Jake Matthews brought some hardware home as well shooting 46 on the front 9 and 45 on the back for a score of 91 for the 18 hole match. These four were the scoring four who brought in the team effort of 343 for OHS today.. Shooting , but no factor in the score was Tim Veverica with 99. Tim shot 54 on the front 9. Pulling it back around in his favor, he shot 45 on the back 9. Parker Johnson shot 102.

Onekama earned four medals, Brethren/Bear Lake took home 5, with Custer grabbing up one medal.

Final Conference Standings:
1st Brethren/Bear Lake
2nd Onekama
3rd Custer
4th Freesoil
5th Baldwin and Walkerville tied

Conference Match Results:
1st Brethren/Bearlake  325
2nd Onekama 343
3rd Custer  373
4th Freesoil   397
5th Baldwin    
6th Walkerville  491
7th Pentwater   520

   Pentwater shot only as a club this year and would like to be in this Conference. They are a new team under the wings of a parent volunteer.
   The Portager's finished solidly in 2nd position in the Conference with a 12-3 record. With 3 matches left to shoot out, they currently stand 16-4 overall, a position the team has never been in before. This year's team has been all about breaking ,and out and out smashing team records as well as individual stats. The next three matches are at home, so I have no doubt there is more excitement to come from these young men. 9-21-06 puts OHS and MCC head to head in a repeat, friendly non -conference match at The Heathlands. Districts will held at the Ram's Horn Course near Fremont which will be hosted by Hesperia, on Oct. 5th.
   Congratulations Levi on tying for Overall Match Medalist in the Conference Finals with your score of 77! Just awesome team ,on your perseverance, medals, and recoveries on the back 9! You as a team, have produced a nice strong finish in the Conference race. Let's keep the momentum going. Districts is right around the corner! Thank you Shelli for taking photos of today's action!
Whistles and Hugs!
Gwen Smith, reporting

Golf Index Page for 2006

Parker Johnson completes his tees off on the 10th hole of the Manistee National Canthooke Valley course in WMD Conference Match play as other members of his foursome look on.

Jake Matthews sends his putt on the way to the hole as competitors from Baldwin and Freesoil watch to see if it will drop in the cup.

Jordan Pomeroy sends his birdie attempt on the way to the cup on the fourth hole.  Did he make birdie?  Ask him.

Drew Griswold sends his tee shot on the first hole of the Canthooke Valley course on its way down the fairway.  Drew drove the ball well all day.
Photos by Shelli Golf Index Page for 2006 http://www.onekama.k12.mi.us