Chieftain golfers place secondPublished 10:43pm Wednesday, April 11, 2012
NILES — The conditions weren’t perfect and neither were most of the scores.
Niles, Brandywine and Cassopolis opened up their seasons at the Niles Open held at Orchard Hills Country Club Wednesday afternoon.
The Vikings edged Dowagiac, which already had a match under its belt, 188-189. Cassopolis was third with a 197 and Brandywine fourth with a 215.
The Chieftains’ Jordan Juday did take home medalist honors after shooting a 42.
Niles first-year coach Dan Brawley was pleased with how his golfers competed in their first match of the season.
“For the conditions we played OK,” he said. “I think we can play better than that. We had a freshman come out here and contribute as a fourth guy. We have three solid golfers. We just need somebody else step up and shoot in the 40s. We used a freshman’s 54 today. We are going to need someone else to shoot in the 40s.”
Sam Clark led the Vikings with a 43. The freshman Brawley was speaking of was Spencer Fuller.
Dowagiac coach Van Johnson was not impressed with the scoring Wednesday.
“Basically I haven’t seen scores this bad in 10 years,” he said. “From all the schools. It has been at least 10 years since we put up numbers like that. It’s not the course; it’s course management. We have got to due a better job with our course management.”
Blaise Suseland led the Rangers with a 45, while Alec DeJonge turned in a 48 for the Bobcats.
EAU CLAIRE — The Dowagiac JV golf team defeated Berrien Springs at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course Monday afternoon.
The Chieftains, led by medalist Paul Lamphere’s 48, defeated the Shamrocks 209-232.
Dowagiac also got a pair of 53s from Ross Tidey and Adrian Leverson, a 55 from Jeremiah Guerensey, a 56 from Nick Lindemulder and a 58 from Mike Luthringer.
The Chieftains are back in action Wednesday against host Niles and Brandywine at Orchard Hills Country Club.
At Orchard Hills CC
Jordan Juday, Dowagiac – 42
Niles 188, Dowagiac 189, Cassopolis 197, Brandywine 215
John Schrader 44, Jared Langmeyer 47, Sam Clark 43, Ryan Clutter 58, Josh Bell 61, Spencer Fuller 54
Jordan Juday 42, Cody Fairleigh 48, Andrew Wild 49, Jon Robinson 50, Christian Hess 51, Jordan Hagemann 54
Blaise Suseland 45, Tim Coates 49, Gavin Francis 49, Brandon Polmateer 54, Brandon James 62
Alec DeJonge 48, Chance Smith 50, Trent Moskwinski 53, Jake Fiero 56, Ty Cheney 78, Chad Brooks 62