Edwardsburg golfers take over first

Published 6:47 pm Friday, September 23, 2005

By By SCOTT NOVAK / Vigilant/Argus
The visiting Edwardsburg Eddies took over first place in the Lakeland Conference golf standings on Tuesday with a victory at Brookwood Golf course.
The Eddies captured the league jamboree hosted by Buchanan as they finished with a team total of 182.
Cassopolis finished second with a 185, while Berrien Springs was third with a 186. River Valley, which had been leading the league standings, finished fourth with a 188.
Bridgman was fifth with a 189, Buchanan sixth with a 192, Coloma seventh with a 195 and Brandywine eighth with a 198.
The Eddies now hold a one-point lead over River Valley in the league standings.
Edwardsburg has 35 points, while River Valley is second with 34 and Cassopolis third with 30. Berrien Springs is fourth with 19 points. Buchanan is fifth with 18 points, while Coloma is sixth with 17 points. Bridgman is seventh and Brandywine eighth with 16 and 11 points respectively.
Cassopolis' Will Loux earned medalist honors with his round of 40. Buchanan's Matt Adams and River Valley's Brad Miller finished a stroke back after carding a 41.
The Eddies were led by Khris Merrill who shot a 43. Edwardsburg also got a 45 from James Hentz, a 46 from Ryan Stoneburner, a 48 from Tanner Leininger and a 49 from Mike Fantetti. Matt Harness finished with a 53.
The Rangers also got a 45 from Mike Vite, a 47 from Dan Stanage, a 53 from Matt Gadacz, a 54 from Austin Francis and a 58 from Jesse Binns.
River Valley remained atop the Lakeland Conference golf standings after the latest jamboree on Thursday, Sept. 15.
Cassopolis won the jamboree with a team total of 173, while Buchanan was second at 176 and River Valley third at 178.
The Eddies, who finished fourth with a 180, remains second in the overall league standings.
Berrien Springs finished fifth with a 182, Coloma sixth with a 183 and Bridgman seventh with a 187. Brandywine finished eighth with a 191.
Dan Stanage, Will Loux and Mike Vite all shot 42 for the Rangers, who also got a 47 from Matt Gadacz.
Jesse Binns and Austin Francis both shot 50.
Mike Fanetti shot 42 to lead the Eddies, who also got a 43 from Ryan Stoneburner. Tanner Leininger shot 45, while James Hentz and Khris Merrill both shot 50.
Ryan Merrell-Peters finished with a 55.