Friday's golf: Detroit C.C. shoots to lead in Div. 1
Detroit Catholic Central, last year's runner-up finisher, topped the first-day Division 1 golf team standings at Ferris State University's Katke Golf Course with a 294 Friday. Canton was second at 303, while Hartland and Rockford were tied for third at 311 and Bloomfield Hills was another stroke back.
Canton's Donnie Trosper led all individual performers with a 5-under 67. Catholic Central's Max Palmer and Battle Creek Lakeview's Andrew Walker each broke par with a 2-under 70. Defending individual champion Ben Roeder of Midland Dow shot an even-par 72 to tie for fourth with Catholic Central's Ben Smith, Rochester's Mike Busse, Flushing's Joe Montpas and Bloomfield Hills' Daniel Settecerri.
At Michigan State University's Forest Akers East Golf Course, DeWitt shot a 290 to take the lead, while reigning champ Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood shot a 295. Next were Dearborn Divine Child (299), Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern (300) and East Lansing (311).
Owen Beyer of DeWitt topped the individual field with a 5-under 67, while Cranbrook's Dylan Deogun, Divine Child's Trevor Goslin, Detroit Country Day's Imaad Qureshi and Ada Forest Hill Eastern's Zach Robbins all shot 3-under 69.
Two-time defending champ Lansing Catholic was atop the leaderboard at Forest Akers West with a 303, eight shots ahead of second-place Ludington (311). Jackson Lumen Christi and Almont both shot 322, trailed closely by Tawas Area (324) and Macomb Lutheran North (324).
Ludington's Spencer Hackert claimed the top individual spot with an even-par 72. Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central's Andrew Skibski and Lansing Catholic's Owen Rush each shot a 74, one stroke ahead of Laingsburg's Jagger Richards and Lansing Catholic's Patrick Gillespie.
At The Meadows at Grand Valley State University, North Muskegon at 333 has the advantage over Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett (334) and Suttons Bay (334). Defending champ White Pigeon (340) and Kalamazoo Hackett (345) rounded out the top five.
Noah Schneider of Jackson Christian bested all individuals with an even-par 72, one shot ahead of Suttons Bay's Devin Capron and two shots ahead of defending champ Joel Sneed of Leland. Ubly's Tyler Glaza, North Muskegon's Mitch Edick and Saginaw Nouvel's Nicholas Ludka each shot a 77 to tie for fourth.
James Hawkins is a freelance writer