Reed City golf team ready to open season


REED CITY — Reed City’s boys golf team will enter this season like any other spring: with a limited amount of playing time.

While spring practices can start on March 9, golf is like any sport where it takes a few weeks before the courses are available to use.

“We haven’t been out on a course yet,” Reed City coach Katrina Wray said earlier this week. “I have a lot of new guys.”

Wray was scheduled to try to get some practice rounds in before the season was scheduled to start on Friday.

There are no seniors on this team, but two returning juniors who would be key players are Spencer Mund and Colt Start. Sophomore Brady Slater has experience. Wray is looking for them to be among her top golfers, while she’ll also look to see what other players can do as they get in more course time.

Wray has had 15 players on her roster, but there is no official JV team. She has some players that also are in dual sports. 

Seth Root, a junior, is a newcomer who could be in her top six, Wray indicated.

“I have a few more freshmen coming,” she said. “It’s nice to have that. I want to see them play.”

Wray has had some assistants in the past and is being helped this year by Tim Dawkins, a former golfer for Big Rapids who has been in Ferris’ Professional Golf Management program.

All scheduled matches are on the road, starting with an invitational Friday, hosted by Chippewa Hills at the Royal in Canadian Lakes. After that, The Coyotes are at Tri County April 21, at St. Ives April 22, at Lakeview April 27, at the Royal again April 29, at Big Rapids May 5 and at The Lake Isabella Pines May 8.