2017-06-01 / Sports

Comets Boys Team Takes Second at Golf Meet

The Mackinaw City boys golf team took to the course for the 18- hole round of golf Thursday, May 18, at their conference championship meet, finishing second at the match behind Gaylord St. Mary Cathedral. The runner-up performance followed up on two prior second place finishes in nine-hole school competitions earlier in the month.

The Snowbirds had a combined team score of 385 Thursday to give them the conference title ahead of the Comets’ score of 423. Johannesburg Lewiston shot a 439 to finish third, with Mancelona’s 466 giving it fourth. Indian River’s Inland Lakes shot a 516 and finished fifth. Golfers from Rogers City and Wolverine also took part in the championship, but were not part of the team competition.

Three Comets golfers earned allconference honors at the meet. Michael Elliott led the charge for Mackinaw City as he shot a 98 to earn First Team All Conference honors. Kal O’Brien shot a 100, with his brother Kash O’Brien recording a 109 as they earned Second Team All Conference Honors together.

Mackinaw City also finished second to St. Mary Cathedral two days earlier during a nine-hole competition Tuesday, May 16, the Gaylord school’s score of 180 prevailing over its Straits area opposition’s total of 204. Kal O’Brien led the Comets as he shot a 43, tying with St. Mary’s Noah Kole for first place on the day. Inland Lakes was third with a score of 211, while Rogers City’s 217 placed it fourth.

Mackinaw City also finished second in an earlier nine-hole Northwoods Conference meet Tuesday, May 9, in Gaylord at the Treetops Resort course. The Comets were edged by Johannesburg-Lewiston by a single stroke, 221 to 222. Mancelona took third place with a score of 252. Wolverine golfers also played, but were not part of the team competition. Kal O’Brien and Elliott had the team’s best rounds of the day as both shot a 52 to tie for fourth place overall. Nolan LaLonde and Jarred Hartman both recorded scores of 59.

Comets Individual Scores at Conference Championship: Michael Elliott, 98; Kal O’Brien, 100; Kash O’Brien, 109; Logan Smith, 116; Robert Martin, 122; Jarred Hartman, 131.

Comets Individual Scores May 16: Kal O’Brien, 43; Michael Elliott, 48; Kash O’Brien, 54; Jarred Hartman, 59; Robert Martin, 65; Logan Smith, 65.

Comets Individual Scores at May 9 Conference Meet: Kal O’Brien, 52; Michael Elliott, 52; Nolan LaLonde, 59; Jarred Hartman, 59; Evan Cronk, 60; Robert Martin, 64.

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