Gladstone boys’ golf takes third

CHAMPION — The Marquette boys golf team had a solid day on the course Tuesday afternoon as it took home the title at the Negaunee Range Bank Invitational, played at Wawonowin Country Club.

The Redmen finished at 320, while Norway was runner-up with 343.

“The boys played really well from top to bottom,” Marquette head coach Ben Smith said. “(Karsten) Kamps and (Joseph) Luke set the tone, but all five of them finished in the top eight. This was the best weather of the year and the kids took advantage of it.”

Gladstone finished third overall with 376, while Kingsford was fourth (387), Westwood fifth (396), Negaunee sixth (399) and Iron Mountain seventh (450).

Gladstone’s Rudy Peterson earned medalist honors after shooting a 74, but Marquette filled the next two spots with Kamps finishing second (78) and Luke taking third (79). Norway’s Jeff Van Holla finished fourth (80) and the Redmen’s Jordan Jurmu was fifth (81).

Over on the girls side, Kingsford came out on top with 432 points with Negaunee taking second with 460. Iron Mountain was third (496) and Westwood finished fourth (507). Marquette and Gladstone didn’t have enough players to compete as full teams.

The Flivvers’ Haley Gabriel was medalist after shooting a 98, but Marquette’s Morgan Rhoades was right behind her in second (100). Kingsford’s Kate Cook took third (104), Negaunee’s Rylee Ring was fourth (108) and another Flivver, Cheyenne Moyer, finished fifth (111).

Boys

Marquette (320) — Kamps 78, Luke 79, Jurmu 81, Bergwall 82; Norway (343) — Van Holla 80, Anderson 83, D. Anderson 89, T. Anderson 91; Gladstone (376) — Peterson 74, Ballard 87, Lamberg 105, Wery 110; Kingsford (387) — Solda 91, Smith 91, Maki 101, Londo 104; Westwood (396) — Bjorne 88, Annala 88, Junak 99, Dawson 121; Negaunee (399) — Erva 98, Gladwell 98, Hopper 101, Corwin 102; Iron Mountain (450) — Brown 88, Opolka 104, Gregg 128, Celello 130.

Girls

Kingsford (432) — Gabriel 98, Cook 104, Moyer 111, Menghini 119; Negaunee (460) — Ring 108, Ranta 115, Porres 117, Neveau 120; Iron Mountain (496) — Sautini 114, Pirkola 114, Verrette 118, McCash 150; Westwood (507) — Mattila 115, Moffitt 122, Magnuson 132, Mattila 138; Marquette — (NTS); Gladstone — (NTS).

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