Dowagiac’s Smith earns all-conference

Published 9:05 am Sunday, October 4, 2015

THREE RIVERS — The Dowagiac golf team finished seventh in the final Wolverine Conference golf standings.

The Chieftains finished seventh at the conference tournament at Sauganash Golf Club Thursday.

Sturgis capped off its championship season by winning the conference tournament with a team score of 380. Otsego was a distant runner-up with a 421. Dowagiac shot 470.

Jessica Griffioen of Sturgis was the tournament medalist with a 92.

Dowagiac was led by Luda Dickson-French, who shot 112.

Senior Kelsey Smith earned honorable mention all-conference after shooting 114 Thursday.

“I was happy for the girls that were able to keep our position in seventh and get close to sixth,” Dowagiac coach Bob Turner said. “We have improved a lot. Ally (Hale) and Luda have worked hard at practice lately and have stayed late at practice to work on their game and it paid off for them today.”



At Sauganash Golf Club, Three Rivers


Jessica Griffioen, Sturgis – 92


Team scores

Sturgis 380, Otsego 421, South Haven 433, Plainwell 439, Allegan 445, Vicksburg 463, Dowagiac 470, Three Rivers 483


Individual Top 10

Jessica Griffioen (S) 92, Courtney O’Brien (S) 93, Katie Horn (S) 96, Maddie Tran (PL) 96, Erin Taylor (TR) 97, Anna Southwick (A) 98, Nikki Munjoy (SH) 99, Taylor Clark (S) 99, Alyssa Crill (P) 99, Cayla Kosher (O) 100, Kara Dangremond (A) 100


Dowagiac Results

Luda Dickson-French 112, Kelsey Smith 114, Ally Hale 116, Alyssa Allen 128, Becca Fletcher 132


Final Standings

1. Sturgis, 2. Plainwell, 2. Otsego, 4, South Haven, 4. Allegan, 6. Three Rivers, 7. Dowagiac. 8. Vicksburg


Coach of the Year

Steve Angle, Allegan


Honorable Mention

Cayla Kosher, (O); Taylor Clark (S), Kassie Green (O), Meagan Maguire (PL), Kelsey Smith (D), Carley Mielke (SH)