Greenville golfers 11th at regional


By Chip Burch • Last Updated 10:07 am on Thursday, June 06, 2013

HAMILTON — Greenville’s boys golf team had to shoot some pretty low scores to be one of the three teams to qualify for the state Division 2 finals.

The scores weren’t low enough, as the Yellow Jackets shot 350 to finish 11th out of 12 teams at Diamond Springs Golf Course. The Yellow Jackets finished ahead of Grand Rapids Catholic Central’s 353.

Grand Rapids Christian (318), Comstock Park (323) and East Grand Rapids (325) will be heading to the state finals.

“I thought we played well,” Greenville coach Tyler Hubbard said. “I’m happy that we made it there, happy we got the experience and I look forward to this group of guys and what we can do in the future.”

Hubbard said conditions weren’t a factor in the scores.

“It got a little windy towards the later part of the day, but it affected everyone,” he said. “So you can’t complain about conditions. We got a little bit of sprinkles, but that was it.”

Junior Ryan Davis shot the best score on Greenville’s team with a 83.

“It was great to have the younger guys put up a good score,” Hubbard said. “That’s a solid score especially for the first time at the regionals with the pressure he was feeling. I was very happy to see that.”

Sophomore Danny Bohner added an 84.

“Last year he made it as an individual,” Hubbard said. “Last year he shot a 92 so he showed quite a bit of improvement over last year.”

The other scores were Matt Crittenden with a 90 and Jake Visch with a 93.

None of Greenville’s individuals will be moving on to the state finals, as the three lowest scores from non-qualifying teams belonged to Nick Carlson of Hamilton (73), Drew Pennington of Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern (77) and his Huskie teammate Spencer Schab (78).

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