Buchanan, Brandywine finish fourth, fifth
River Valley hosted a Lakeland Conference golf jamboree Monday at Chikaming Golf Course and Edwardsburg captured first place.
The Eddies shot 171 to easily outdistance River Valley's 176 and Coloma's 177. Buchanan finished fourth at 178 while Brandywine took fifth with 180. Bridgman finished sixth with 183 and Cassopolis took seventh with 186. Berrien Springs finished eighth with 187.
Jon Muff led the Eddies with a score of 39, which was also good enough for a tie with River Valley's James White and Buchanan's Nathan Layher for medalist honors. Also competing for Edwardsburg were Sammy Ludwig with a 42, Nick Roth with a 44, Adam Horn and Jesse Johnson with a 46 each and Kris Merrill with a 47.
Kory Bridges and Josh Dickeson led Brandywine as each shot 42. Danny Rauch shot 45 while Joe Sobieralski shot 51. Mike Beauchamp shot 54 and Justin Ely shot 56.
Besides Layher's 39, Buchanan got a 44 from David Christy, a 47 from Andrew Colip and a 48 from Matt Adams. Brian Lembke also shot 52 while Jeremy Bachman shot 53.
Coloma still leads the overall league standings with 43 points. River Valley is in second place with 39 points and Edwardsburg has moved up to third place with 31 points. Buchanan is in fourth place with 29 points and Brandywine is in fifth with 26 points. Bridgman is in sixth place with 23 points, Cassopolis is seventh with 17 points and Berrien Springs is eighth with eight points.