Marshall 12th after Day 1 at State Golf Finals

Marshall was 12th after the first day at the Michigan High School Athletic Association State Girls’ Golf Finals on Friday.

Playing at the Division 3 finals at Bedford Valley outside of Battle Creek, Marshall had a team score of 415. Spring Lake was the first-day leader with a team score of 343.

Marshall was led by Karlee Malone with an 18-hole score of 100. Loren Bates, Jill Konkle and Natalie Newman each shot a 105 on the day.

High school girls golf.

High school girls golf.

The top individual was Anna Kramer of Spring Lake, with a round of 78.

Harper Creek’s Sydney Leatherman qualified for the state finals as an individual and shot a 93 on the first day.

In the Division 2 finals at Grand Valley State University, Lakeview’s Haley Leslow competed as an individual. Leslow finished with a first-day score of 99. Coldwater’s Clair Sheppard had a round of 98

State Tennis

Several area tennis players competed in the Division 3 State Finals Tournament, held at Kalamazoo College.

In No. 1 singles, Coldwater’s Kameron Miller won his first match to advance to the second round in early action, defeating Harper Creek’s Djordje Leverda, 6-0, 6-2.

Marshall’s Cole Varvatos advanced to the third round after beating Brian Jacobs of Chelsea, 6-3, 6-1.

At No. 2 singles, Coldwater’s Shane O’Grady defeated Charlie Dobbin of Parma Western, 6-3, 6-3, in the first round.

Harper Creek’s Andrew Yeck lost in the first round to Kyle Haboian of Trenton, 6-2, 6-2.

Brady Brisson of Marshall was defeated in the first round by Flemming Mohr of Coopersville, 7-5, 6-3.

At No. 3 singles, Harper Creek’s Matt Davis lost to Alex Stanulis of Haslett, 6-0, 6-1.

Austin Butler of Coldwater defeated Marshall’s Riley Brownell, 6-3, 6-2 in the first round.

At No. 4 singles, both Harper Creek’s Max Wilcox and Coldwater’s Porter Skidmore received a bye in the first round. Marshall’s Cooper Busse lost to Domnic Molino of Trenton, 6-4, 6-3.

In doubles action, at the No. 1 flight, Coldwater’s Christian Pine/Mitchell Duda defeated Marshall’s Aidan Chapman/Camden Gardner, 6-3, 6-0. Harper Creek’s Mason Bauer/Daniel Heyer played Nick Hartson/Doug Daniel of Petoskey in the first round.

At No. 2 doubles, Coldwater’s Sam Morrison/Noah Waterbury won their first match, 6-3, 6-2. Marshall’s Jack Merucci/Louie Melluish lost its first match, 6-1, 6-2. Harper Creek’s Col Hammock/Eric Calhoun earned a bye.

At No. 3 doubles, Coldwater’s Alex Keplinger/Kyle Krzyzanski lost in the first round as did Harper Creek’s Jordan Robinson/Landen Berry. Marshall’s Jacob Martinson/Grant Busse earned a bye.

At No. 4 doubles, Coldwater’s Jakob Matevia/Blake Yates lost int he first round. Harper Creek’s Christopher Rau/Kent Busniewski and Marshall’s Evan Asselin/Andrew Coates each earned a bye.


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