Dowagiac golf team begins seasonPublished 8:09pm Monday, August 20, 2012
THREE RIVERS — The Dowagiac golf team did not put up a score in the opening match of the Wolverine Conference season Monday.
The league began play in Three Rivers at Sauganash Golf Club.
The host Wildcats shot 202 to win the team title. Otsego was second at 204 and Vicksburg third at 204.
Plainwell was fourth at 205 and Vicksburg fifth at 206.
Veteran Dowagiac coach Van Johnson had just three players available to compete Monday.
Haley Smith shot 54 to lead the Chieftains. First-year golfer Kristyn Turner, a senior, shot 66 and freshman Kelsey Smith shot 74.
Maggie Cripe did not play Monday, but will be with the team Wednesday when it hosts the Wolverine Conference at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course.
“Kristyn and Kelsey had never played in a match before, so they are looking to improve and so are we on Wednesday,” Johnson said. “We will play a lot better Wednesday because they will not be as nervous.”
Sauganash Golf Club
At Three Rivers
Darby Wagner, Otsego – 40
Three Rivers 202, Otsego 204, Allegan 204, Plainwell 205, Vicksburg 206, Comstock 222, Paw Paw 227, South Haven 250, Dowagiac DNF
Darby Wagner (O) 40, Holly Hines (TR) 43, Samantha Hill (PP) 44, Halle Manning (A) 44, Eric Nuyen (O) 47, Abbey Stasik (V) 48, Michelle VandenBoss (A) 49, Alli Krawczak (TR) 49, Aspen Hansen (A) 50, Bailey Ray (O) 51, Megan Sims (C) 10, Ashley Stowers (C) 51
Dowagiac – DNF
Haley Smith 54
Kristyn Turner 66
Kelsey Smith 74