Chieftains runner-up in Wolverine Conference golf
RICHLAND — It took more than regulation to decide the Wolverine Conference girls gold championship at Stonehedge North in Richland Thursday.
North Division champion Plainwell and South Division champion Dowagiac were deadlocked at 381 after 18 holes of play.
The Trojans won the league championship based on the fifth-player scoring tiebreaker.
South Haven finished third with a 402, while defending champion Sturgis was fourth with a 403.
Edwardsburg placed seventh in its first year of girls golf with a 465.
Dowagiac’s Greta Whitaker tied Otsego’s Pat Grau for Player of the Year honors as they both shot 83 on the day.
Whitaker also earned first-team honors along with teammate Rebecca Franklin, who shot 85.
Calley Ruff earned a spot on the honorable mention portion of the all-league squad after finishing with a 103.
Dowagiac’s Bob Turner was named Coach of the Year.
The Eddies’ top finishers were Sara Casey and Aleia Pompey, both of whom shot 112.