Coyote senior golfer having strong season

REED CITY — Ben Schermerhorn is hoping to save his best for last when it comes to Reed City golf.

Schermerhorn is in his senior season for the golf team. It’s his third varsity season.

As a junior, Schermerhorn went to regionals as an individual. As a sophomore, the team qualified for regionals. He fired an 83 for 18 holes a year ago.

This year, Schermerhorn  got another low with a 79 in Kent City.

“I’ve been consistently in the low 80’s,” he said. “Everything is starting to come together. I took right off from where I was last year. I’ve improved. I haven’t lost anything.”

The season was slow in starting but Schermerhorn indicated he wasn’t impacted that much.

His irons and his drivers have been the best part of his game. But he needs to work on chipping.

Schermerhorn would like to shoot just slightly over par in his scoring before the season ends.

“We’re doing all right,” he said, noting that the Coyotes have been in the middle part of the Central State Activities Association, with hopes of getting past districts and qualifying for regionals. “Big Rapids is solid as usual, Central Montcalm and Lakeview are right there, so is Chippewa Hills.”

As an individual player, “I’m pretty consistent right now but I can still get better,” Schermerhorn said.