Cordelia Chan shot a 38 to lead Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood past Farmington Hills Mercy, 175-180, in a pivotal Catholic League girls golf match Monday at Western Golf Club in Redford.
The match was a resumption from Sept. 4, which was suspended due to severe weather with Cranbrook holding a slim two-stroke lead. Yet, Chan, a senior co-captain and three-time all-state selection, parred all three of her remaining holes in the tight-knit contest to secure the win.
"It came down to the last couple holes," Cranbrook coach Mark Moyer said. "But (Cordelia) has been a key contributor this year and in past years. To par all three is outstanding considering we were the visiting team and she never played the course. It was impressive to play steady golf to help lead the team to a great league victory."
Fellow senior Gabby Shuert added a 45, while junior Alayna Margulis and freshman Kate Cao each shot a 46 for Cranbrook (7-1, 4-1).
Erica Heath shot a 40 and Caroline Bland a 45 for Mercy (2-2 Catholic).
With the win, Cranbrook, the defending regular season league champs, sits in a three-way tie atop the league standings with Birmingham Marian and Livonia Ladywood, and will square off against Marian tomorrow.
"Anything can happen between now and the end of the regular season. In terms of front-runners, the Marian match will decide who will end up winning (the league)," Moyer said. "Tomorrow is key."
Novi 3, Brighton 1: David Schulte, Eduardo DeOliveira and Ryan Kobakof scored for Novi (7-2-3), while Matt Lussier scored for Brighton (7-3-2).
Detroit Renaissance def. Detroit Collegiate Prep, 25-10, 25-8, 25-8: Christora Collins had 14 aces, four digs and one kill, and Lanica Phillips had eight aces and two kills for Renaissance (16-0, 3-0 PSL). Collegiate Prep is 2-3, 1-2.
James Hawkins is a freelance writer. Detroit News staff contributed.