2017-05-11 / Sports

St. Ignace Saints Golf Team Wins Two Matches, Finishes Close Second in Third

By Kevin R. Hess


Senior Drew Marshall tees off for the Saints at the St. Ignace Golf and Country Club against the backdrop of the Mackinac Bridge Wednesday, May 3. Marshall carded a 40 for his round, good for third lowest score among the 26 boys who competed. Senior Drew Marshall tees off for the Saints at the St. Ignace Golf and Country Club against the backdrop of the Mackinac Bridge Wednesday, May 3. Marshall carded a 40 for his round, good for third lowest score among the 26 boys who competed. The St. Ignace Saints golf team won for the third consecutive time, defeating Cheboygan and Newberry Wednesday, May 3, at the St. Ignace Golf and Country Club. Each team chose six players for the team event, and the score consisted of the four best individual scores. The Saints recorded a team score of 155. Cheboygan was second with 181 and Newberry third with 205. The Saints had the top four individual rounds, led by senior Carter Tallaire and sophomore Andy Metz, who each carded a one over par 37. Senior Drew Marshall scored a 40, and freshman Lane Matson a 41.

Other Saints golfers: Hunter DeKeyser, Austin Hepker, and Mason Matson each scored a 45. Steve Seccia carded a 51, Lydia Brown 60, Owen Powell 64, and Olivia Champion 67.


At left: St. Ignace senior Carter Tallaire tees off at the St. Ignace Golf and Country Club Wednesday, May 3. Tallaire tied with his teammate Andy Metz for low medalist with a score of 37. St. Ignace won the three-team meet with a team score of 155. (Photographs courtesy of Kelly Champion) At left: St. Ignace senior Carter Tallaire tees off at the St. Ignace Golf and Country Club Wednesday, May 3. Tallaire tied with his teammate Andy Metz for low medalist with a score of 37. St. Ignace won the three-team meet with a team score of 155. (Photographs courtesy of Kelly Champion) Thursday, May 4, St. Ignace, Cedarville, and Mackinac Island competed at Newberry Country Club. The Saints came away with another team win. The team scores were the combined scores of five players. The Saints recorded 211. Cedarville and Newberry tied for second with a team score of 233. Mackinac Island tallied a 276. Players from Pickford and Paradise also played, but neither school had enough players for a team score.

Carter Tallaire of St. Ignace and Avry Freel of Cedarville tied for boys low medalist with a score of 39. Cedarville’s Lily Freel also carded a 39 and was low medalist for the girls.

St. Ignace: (Boys) Carter Tallaire 39, Andy Metz 40, Hunter DeKeyser 43, Lane Matson 43, Drew Marshall 46; (Girls) Lydia Brown 58, and Olivia Champion 67.

Cedarville: (Boys) Avry Freel 39, Jay Freel 43, Evan Rye 48, Trevor Kohlmann 48, Jarret St. Onge 55; (Girls) Lily Freel 39, Elissa Griffin 57, Mindy Nordquist 65, Grace Snyder, 74 Alayna Storey 86.

Mackinac Island: (Boys) Christian Styburski 47, Dominic Morse 52, Trevor Pereny. 55, Leon Sehoyan

64; (Girls) Ava Sehoyan 69.

Saturday, May 6, the Saints traveled to The Loon Golf Resort for a four-way meet. The Saints finished with a team score of 348, two strokes behind first place Boyne City’s 346. Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart was third (412) and Lincoln/ Alcona finished fourth (465). Each team played five golfers, with the top four scores contributing to the team score. St. Ignace was only able to field four golfers due to an illness with their fifth golfer. Senior Kody Rickley has also been out, recovering from a hand injury. Each golfer played 18 holes. Andy Metz finished second overall with an 81, two strokes behind first place. Carter Tallaire was third overall with an 84, and Hunter DeKeyser was fourth with an 86. Drew Marshall tied for 11th, carding a 97.

“If we would’ve had our fifth golfer, I think we could’ve pulled it out,” for a win, said Coach Claudette Brown. “It’s done and we’ll move forward. We have some tough meets coming up and hopefully it will prepare us for the Upper Peninsula Championship.”

The Saints travel to West Branch, and Cedarville will host a match Thursday, May 11.

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