Greenhills, Saline golf teams secure top 10 finishes in state golf tournament
Highlighted by Caleb Wittig’s 1-over-par 73, the Saline High School boys golf team shot a 309 in the final round of the Division 1 state golf tournament held at The Meadows Golf Course in Allendale. The Hornets shot a total 624 over the two days to finish in ninth place.
“Caleb Wittig had been the number one player all year. He had a tough time (Friday), but recovered well," Saline coach Debbie Williams-Hoak said. “When you finish top 10, it’s a good thing. Every step of the way is experience."
Saline finished 22 strokes behind state champion Birmingham Brother Rice (602) who narrowly defeated Battle Creek Lakeview (603).
Pioneer and Skyline golfers Nick Margolis and Conor Lang each finished outside of the top 10 in the individual standings.
Margolis shot a 9-over par 81 in the final round and finished with a 156 total.
“The course played tougher today with the wind,” Margolis said. “The back nine is more open. I just couldn’t make a putt today. Yesterday I couldn’t miss. Making a run in the state finals was a fun way to end my high school career, but today was a little disappointing.”
Lang shot a 5-over-par 77 for the second straight day to score 154 for the weekend.
“We’re very proud of his performance,” Skyline coach Ashley Mantha said. “He represented us well. “
Lakeview’s Matt Garland was the individual victor, shooting 141 for the tournament
Chelsea’s Mason Wagner shot a 1-under par 71 in the final round and just missed a top-10 finish, shooting 148 for the tournament.
After a disappointed opening day, Dexter’s Brennan Conter rebounded by shooting a 7-over par 79 to finish with a 167 on the weekend.
Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood won the team championship, shooting 588 to win by 27 strokes.
Greenhills was once again led by Travis Hindle, who shot a 77 and finished with a 157 total, as the Gryphons finished 10th in the state.
The Division 4 final, held at Forest Akers West in East Lansing, was won by Lake Leelanau St. Mary (624). Greenhills finished 81 strokes behind with a team score of 705. (Results and standings | Statewide coverage)