Esky golf shines in home 18-hole tournament

Escanaba senior Bryson Lancour follows through on his tee shot on hole No. 1 on May 16, 2024 at Escanaba Country Club. Lancour finished in a three-way tie for first place with a round of +6 (77). ("The Big Dog" Mitch Vosburg/Daily Press)

ESCANABA –Before the worst of Thursday’s rolled into Escanaba, there was 18 glorious holes of golf.

Escanaba hosted its annual Esky Invite, and nearly completed the sweep. Esky girls claimed a first-place finish with a team score of 385.

Sophie Derkos was the Eskymos’ low scorer with a 90. Kamrie Scott was second with a 91. Lily VanDamme earned a 101 and Maddie Wilson added a 103 to round off the top four. Danni Hughes earned a 104

Marquette finished second with a team score of 479. Hayden Schetter led the Sentinels with a 102.

Escanaba’s B team finished fifth with a 568. Sophie Lehto led the squad with a 113.

Sault Ste. Marie finished third and Gladstone’s girls squad claimed a fourth-place finish.

On the boys side there was a three-way tie for individual first place.

Esky’s Bryson Lancour and Graham Johnson finished in a dead hear with Marquette sophomore Jack Pond with a 77. The Sentinels edged the Eskymos in the team standings. The Sentinels earned a 314 to beat the Eskymos 315.

Marquette earned a 78 from Seve Swanson, a 79 from Easton Aho and an 80 from Kyle Moyer. On top of 77’s from Johnson and Lancour, the Eskymos took a 78 from Shane Wallin and an 83 from Carson Artley. Esky’s B team finished fourth with a team score of 343. Brett Labre led the way with a 80 while Chayce Cousineau added an 84, Jared Plourde earned an 87 and Zach Nelson took a 92.

Gladstone finished tied for sixth with Menominee behind a team score of 354. Owen Gereau led the way for the Braves with an 84, Rory Johnson earned an 85, Matthew meyer added an 87 and Deegan Miron finished with a 98. The Maroons earned an 82 from Jonah Slawinski, an 85 from Keegan Wickstrom, a 90 from Jacob Schultz and a 97 from Nathan Schultz.

Kingsford finished third with a team score of 330 behind an 80 from Nicklas Doran. Sault Ste. Marie finished fifth with a 345.

Norway rounded off the pack with a team score of 380. Evan Moyer was the low scorer with an 80.


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