Chieftain golfers edge Michigan Lutheran
DOWAGIAC — The Dowagiac golf team tuned up for Thursday’s Wolverine Conference tournament with a non-league win over visiting Michigan Lutheran at Hampshire Country Club Monday.
The Chieftains and Titans tied at 198, but Dowagiac earned the victory based on fifth-man scoring.
Dowagiac’s Rebecca Franklin earned medalist honors with a round of 43.
Abi Koch led Michigan Lutheran with a 44.
The Chieftains won the match based on Calley Ruff’s 58.
Dowagiac will host the Wolverine Conference tournament at Indian Lake Hills Golf Course beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday.
MICHIGAN LUTHERAN 198
At Hampshire Country Club
Rebecca Franklin, Dowagiac – 43
Rebecca Franklin 43, Greta Whitaker 45, Lynsie Stolpe 53, Calley Ruff 58, Peytin Lee 61, Ruby Maggert 57
Abi Koch 44, Josey VanderMarkt 51, Allison Semenek 47, Dory Schlutt 62, Talia Welke 56, E. Claire 60, Melanie Rock 65
Host Sturgis scored the lone goal of the Wolverine Conference match in the first half and made it stand up for a 1-0 victory over Dowagiac Monday night.
The Trojans outshot the Chieftains 15-8.
“A well-played competitive game,” Dowagiac coach Mike Williams said. “It was a night for the keepers. Both Keepers played great and handled counter attacks well.”
Dowagiac hosts Otsego in another Wolverine Conference match set to start at 5:30 p.m. today.