Major improvement lifts Reed City golfer to all-conference status

Mike Perri relishes strong year for Coyotes

Mike Perri

Mike

Perri

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REED CITY – Golf regionals were Wednesday and area athletes were hoping to play well enough to keep the state finals next weekend.

This includes Mike Perri, who played a key role in a strong season for his Reed City Coyotes, which included a solid second place behind Central State Activities Association champion Big Rapids.

Perri, a junior, was second on his team behind Fischer Morrison and earned first-team all-league honors. He had a 79 and a couple of 89s during CSAA jamborees.

“Last year I did not do very good,” he recalled. “I’ve improved a lot from last year. I worked at a golf course and was able to play there all year.”

Perri’s 79 came at the Clear Lake Golf Club.

“I was making a lot of putts,” he said, adding his tee shots were probably the strong part of his game.”

Perri was impressed with team’s performance.

“We’ve been getting closer to Big Rapids,” he said.

Looking to next season, “we lose Fischer but hopefully we’ll all get better to make up for it,” Perri said.

Golf is his only sports. Spring Valley is his home course.

April was a cold month and Perri admitted "my hands were freezing at times and it wasn’t very good.”

His season ended at regionals and he is focusing on next year.

THE MICHAEL PERRI FILE

Favorite golfer: Bryson DeChambeau

Favorite sports team: Detroit Lions

Favorite food: Crab

Favorite subject in school: Math

Favorite activity outside of golf: Hunting

Favorite TV show: Family Guy