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East Kentwood Ace Finishes at 4th Final

East Kentwood Ace Finishes at 4th Final
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Mackenzie Keenoy walked off the golf course for the final time as a high school golfer when she competed as an individual at Saturday's Lower Peninsula Division 1 Final. The East Kentwood senior standout didn’t play as well as she had envisioned. However, the 1...
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Reigning Champs Retain Titles in D4

Reigning Champs Retain Titles in D4
Saturday, October 17, 2015
A pair of twos were wild Saturday afternoon at Forest Akers East golf course. Twos as in two straight Lower Peninsula Division 4 girls golf titles for Kalamazoo Hackett and two straight individual medalist honors for Maple City Glen Lake junior Nichole Cox. 
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Spring Lake Dominates in D3 Repeat

Spring Lake Dominates in D3 Repeat
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Spring Lake may have fallen short of one of its goals this weekend, but it hardly mattered much after the defending MHSAA champion put the finishing touches on a command performance at Forest Akers West golf course.  The Lakers fashioned rounds of 325 and 336...
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TC West Edges Packed Field for 1st Title

TC West Edges Packed Field for 1st Title
Saturday, October 17, 2015
It was extremely close going into Saturday’s final round of the Lower Peninsula Division 1 Final, with the only question being which Detroit-area girls golf powerhouse would prevail. But unranked Traverse City West had other ideas.
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Seaholm Seniors Say Bye With Another Win

Seaholm Seniors Say Bye With Another Win
Saturday, October 17, 2015
As the Birmingham Seaholm girls golf team gathered Saturday in the clubhouse of the Bedford Valley Golf Course, the body language of the girls suggested they might not have played well. They were somber. They hugged. They cried. However, they actually played well enou...
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Brighton Golf Finds Championship Mix

Brighton Golf Finds Championship Mix
Thursday, October 15, 2015
When Paul Parsell considers what each of his players brings to the Brighton girls golf program, he can’t help but think about the food. The Bulldogs’ moms have fed the team incredibly well this season, and that contribution isn’t lost on the sixth-yea...
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In 2nd Season, Martians Golf Takes Off

In 2nd Season, Martians Golf Takes Off
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
A year ago, while Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood and Flint Powers Catholic already had early-season tournaments under their belts as they prepared for another run to the MHSAA Finals, all Goodrich's program had was a single piece of paper sitting in the school off...
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Preview: Seeking to Join Champions Club

Preview: Seeking to Join Champions Club
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
A year after winning their first MHSAA girls golf championships, Spring Lake and Kalamazoo Hackett are expected to repeat as low scorers at their respective Finals this weekend. But if the coaches polls are correct, Midland Dow will be the next to join the first-time t...
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Dow Earns New Norm: Title Contender

Dow Earns New Norm: Title Contender
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
As a freshman in 2012, Alexie Flaminio was on a Midland Dow golf team that finished eighth of 14 teams in its regional tournament, 31 shots out of the final qualifying berth for the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 Final. This was the norm at Dow, which had qualified f...
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Glen Lake's Champ Sets Sights Higher

Glen Lake's Champ Sets Sights Higher
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
The ball landed on the green a few feet past and left of the hole. One hundred and eleven yards away, at the tee box on the 11th hole at the Katke Golf Course in Big Rapids, Glen Lake's Nichole Cox squinted through the bright sunshine on this late August day to see wher...
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Manistique Shines on Graduation Day

Manistique Shines on Graduation Day
Saturday, May 30, 2015
It was a day Manistique senior Hailey Hoholik will remember for a long time as she led the Emeralds to their first Upper Peninsula Division 2 golf title in five years on Friday. Hoholik also was crowned U.P. individual champion with 99 strokes, just hours before he...
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Houghton Extends Finals Streak to 5

Houghton Extends Finals Streak to 5
Thursday, May 28, 2015
When most people think of the Upper Peninsula's Copper Country, snow (huge amounts) and ice hockey come to mind. But the Houghton High School girls easily can convince the most serious doubter that golf is a very attractive and popular activity.
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Brown, Bark River-Harris Repeat in UPD3

Brown, Bark River-Harris Repeat in UPD3
Thursday, May 28, 2015
St. Ignace High School was represented by just one golfer at Thursday’s Upper Peninsula Division 3 Girls Final.  Senior Margo Brown, however, represented her school admirably by earning medalist honors with an 83 at the Escanaba Country Club.
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Seaholm Sweeps in Team Title Repeat

Seaholm Sweeps in Team Title Repeat
Saturday, October 18, 2014
It certainly wasn’t the first time Birmingham Seaholm senior Jamie Greene had shot par in a tournament. But given the magnitude of the stage at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 Final, and the bitter cold and gusty playing conditions on the already-challengin...
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Falcons Finish 1st Title with a Flourish

Falcons Finish 1st Title with a Flourish
Saturday, October 18, 2014
East Kentwood High School senior Sarah White could never have expected to finish her high school golf career the way she did Saturday afternoon. That she and her team swept the team and individual championships at Bedford Falls wasn't surprising. But her final high sch...
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Spring Lake Rallies, Claims 1st Finals Win

Spring Lake Rallies, Claims 1st Finals Win
Saturday, October 18, 2014
You could say that Spring Lake golf coach George Bitner was due. Bitner, who started coaching boys golf at Spring Lake in 1968 and founded the school’s girls golf program in 1980, reached the pinnacle Saturday when his girls team rallied for the school’s f...
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Hackett Reaches Champion's Expectation

Hackett Reaches Champion's Expectation
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Members of Kalamazoo Hackett’s girls golf team noticed the winter hats right away Friday night while shopping at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Grandville. The stylish hats were needed on a frigid afternoon at The Meadows at Grand Valley State University, and t...
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Preview: Next Wave of Champions

Preview: Next Wave of Champions
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
First-time champions are expected to dominate this weekend’s MHSAA Lower Peninsula Girls Golf Finals. East Kentwood, South Lyon, Spring Lake and Kalamazoo Hackett are ranked first in Divisions 1-4, respectively, by the Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Asso...
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#TBT: Grandville's Grand Performance

#TBT: Grandville's Grand Performance
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Most of the best girls golf scores in MHSAA Finals history have been carded during the division era, which began in the Lower Peninsula in 1999.  But Grandville received an A+ for its performance at Michigan State University's Forest Akers East and West in winning...
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#TBT: Warner's 136 Tops Leaderboard

#TBT: Warner's 136 Tops Leaderboard
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Shannon Warner closed her high school career at Livonia Churchill with back-to-back MHSAA girls golf championships in 2006 and 2007.  Few since have approached her incredible scores shot during those title runs at Michigan State University.
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