Bucks win inaugural MMGC championship
The Roscommon High School varsity golf squad won the inaugural Mid-Michigan Golf Conference championship after finishing the regular season in first place in all but one jamboree and finishing in first place at the MMGC Championship May 21 at Maple Leaf Golf Course, Pinconning.
Houghton Lake finished the regular season in eighth place and finished eighth at the MMGC Championship.
Roscommon’s Hunter Mires was the medalist at the MMGC Championship jamboree shooting a 77. Teammate Alex Gojcaj finished with a 78. Tony Mayball shot an 82 and Ryan Nagy rounded out the Bucks’ scorers with an 86. Also playing for RHS were Austin Mercer and Nick Cokewell.
For the Bobcats, Tyler Sluck was the low-scorer with a 94. Teammate Alex Panetta turned in a 97 and rounding out the scoring for Houghton Lake were Devon Fancher with a 101 and Kevin Stefankiewicz with a 104. Chris Sura and Rob Beard also represented HLHS.
“This was a tough way to finish a season filled with improvement and little victories,” Bobcat Coach Eddie Johns said. “Our team just had trouble playing to the course today and it resulted in our second highest round of the year. Clare had a similar flare up, after finishing first or second all season they came in sixth.”
“Looking at the positives, I hope our players can learn from today and work to keep the ball in play first and attack the hole second,” Johns said. “As long as they keep their focus this week, I know we will see a different Houghton Lake team next week at Districts. We have the ability to get to Regionals and next week is our chance to go out and prove it.”
Bucks tops at Mt. Pleasant
The Roscommon High School varsity golf squad concluded the Mid-Michigan Golf Conference regular season with a first place finish at the Mt. Pleasant Country Club May 14.
With the victory, the Bucks wrapped up the regular season finishing in first place in all but one jamboree.
Houghton Lake finished in the May 14 jamboree in eighth place.
Pacing the way for Roscommon was Tony Mayball who was the jamboree’s medalist shooting a 74. Teammate Alex Gojcaj was the second lowest score of the jamboree shooting a 75. Ryan Nagy (77) and Austin Mercer (79) also contributed to the Bucks team score of 305. Also competing for Roscommon were Hunter Mires and Nick Cokewell.
Houghton Lake was led by Kevin Stefankiewicz who shot a team-low 91. Teammates Matt Campbell (91), Devon Fancher (98) and Alex Panetta (101) were part of the Bobcats team score of 383. Rob Beard and Chad MacArthur also competed for Houghton Lake.
“Mount Pleasant Country Club is a beautiful course but very technical,” Bobcat Coach Eddie Johns said. “On Monday it got the best of us. With the winding Chippewa River posing a threat on half of the holes, our players seemed to have a knack today for winding up in the hazards.”
“I know not many of the players got together this weekend to play for various reasons and I think this really hurt us,” Johns said. “No one really seemed comfortable with their swing and I know no one on our team was happy with the outcome.”
Johns noted that it was a “beautiful day” on May 14 and his squad is looking forward to the upcoming District tournament.