Port Huron Northern chipped in another top-three tournament finish into their season’s collection, placing third at the Port Huron Northern Invitational.
Swinging to a 329 at Port Huron Golf Club, the Huskies placed third for the second time in two weeks – the other coming in the 15-team Blue Water Classic.
Just like the Blue Water Classic, Eisenhower was the top team in the field with a 315. Grosse Pointe South took second with a 323, and Anchor Bay rounded out the top four with a fourth place 331.
“I think we could have had a better showing,” Northern coach Tom Wilson said. “Overall, the kids haven’t played a lot of golf yet … so hopefully we can get it going by the end of the year because all five are capable of shooting par.”
Dakota shot a 354, Utica a 359, L’Anse Creuse a 363 and Chippewa Valley came in last with a 398.
Eisenhower had two golfers shoot in the seventies, with Jack Hebert shooting the tournament’s lowest round with a 73 and Aaron Grady swinging to a 78.
All five of Northern’s golfers had a sound day on the course as none of them shot above 90. Scooter Brickey was the lowest Husky, shooting a 78.
Hunter Austin (81), Alex Napolitan (84) and Clay Wilson (86) rounded out the scoring for the Huskies, while Nick Vranish still shot a solid 89.
Northern’s next big match comes on Thursday against MAC White foe Dakota – a team they’ve topped earlier this year at Sycamore Hills Golf Club. Either Dakota or Northern have won the last three MAC White titles, and this spring’s title chase looks like it will once again come down to the Huskies and Cougars.
Northern is sitting atop of the conference standings with a 3-0 record while Dakota is right behind with its 3-1 record.
“If we win both matches this week, we should be in the drivers seat as far as at least sharing the league,” Tom Wilson said.
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