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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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Iron Mountain Sends Coach Out with Win

Iron Mountain Sends Coach Out with Win
Friday, May 30, 2014
Iron Mountain’s girls gave their coach a nice parting gift Thursday in the MHSAA U.P. Division 2 Golf Final at George Young Recreational Complex.  The Mountaineers of Coach Donny Bianco, shooting 444, successfully defended their U.P. title, topping Ishpemin...
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Bark River-Harris Ends MHSAA Title Wait

Bark River-Harris Ends MHSAA Title Wait
Thursday, May 29, 2014
After nearly 40 years of trying, Bark River-Harris finally has an Upper Peninsula girls golf championship to call its own.  The Broncos captured their first Division 3 title on a sunny and mild Thursday with 415 strokes. They were followed by Crystal Fall Forest ...
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Gremlins Push Title Streak to 4

Gremlins Push Title Streak to 4
Thursday, May 29, 2014
The Houghton girls capped a short, but successful golf season Wednesday as they captured their fourth consecutive MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 1 title with 396 strokes. Runner-up Marquette finished with 423, with third-place Escanaba at 433.
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History in the Making - New and Old

History in the Making - New and Old
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Last week’s MHSAA Lower Peninsula Girls Golf Finals marked the 42nd anniversary of the association’s sponsorship of the sport, and we've been researching some of the first and finest performances from the tournament's history – coincidentally, as a cur...
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'Energizer' Leads Grosse Ile to Title

'Energizer' Leads Grosse Ile to Title
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Margaret Esordi says she likes to play golf in the rain, and she proved it Saturday in the MHSAA Division 4 girls golf championship meet at Bedford Valley Golf Course. Esordi, a sophomore who has been the No. 5 player for Grosse Ile, battled the cold and rain for a 38 ...
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Country Day Claims First Championship

Country Day Claims First Championship
Saturday, October 19, 2013
It was a case of mixed emotions for Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood's Cordelia Chan. The junior standout was elated to become the individual champion at Saturday's MHSAA Division 3 Final, but also heartbroken by her team's runner-up finish. Meanwhile, Detroit Coun...
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Plymouth Emerges as Repeat D1 Champ

Plymouth Emerges as Repeat D1 Champ
Saturday, October 19, 2013
If it’s possible for a defending MHSAA champion to lay in the weeds, the Plymouth High School girls golf team pulled it off this weekend. Some early-season struggles might have kept the Wildcats out of the discussion of title contenders. But when the time came, P...
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Seaholm Succeeds by a Stroke

Seaholm Succeeds by a Stroke
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Birmingham Seaholm found itself in an unenviable position Saturday morning, 17 shots off the Division 2 Girls Golf Final lead at Forest Akers East and facing an uphill climb against an Okemos team brimming with confidence. Throw in some swirling rain, a brisk wind and ...
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Preview: One More Swing at History

Preview: One More Swing at History
Thursday, October 17, 2013
A year ago, many eyes turned to the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 Final as Muskegon Mona Shores completed a quest to become the first in LP history to win four straight team championships. And many will be watching Division 2 again this weekend as a standout individu...
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Munising Girls Earn First Golf Title

Munising Girls Earn First Golf Title
Thursday, May 30, 2013
The Munising girls made a bit of golf history for themselves Thursday, earning their first MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 3 title with 416 strokes. “I think our consistency is what got us here,” Munising coach Bette Immel said. “We have four seniors...
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Reigning Champions Raise the Bar

Reigning Champions Raise the Bar
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
The Houghton girls golf team won its third straight MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 1 title Wednesday, and Marquette’s Avery Rochester won her second straight medalist honor. But both raised the bar to new heights, including a U.P. Finals record for Rochester.
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Standouts Lead Mountaineers to D2 Peak

Standouts Lead Mountaineers to D2 Peak
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
There was no question the individual winner was going to be from Iron Mountain High School at the end of Wednesday's MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 2 Girls Golf Final. It was just a matter of which one.
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Murphy Closes Championship Career

Murphy Closes Championship Career
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The hardest-working athlete Dan Young has coached stuck around long after practices ended, perfecting shots often by the light of nearby street lamps. The player was motivated by the chance to win the school’s first girls championship, and an individual title to...
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