Reed City golfers continue to improve

REED CITY — Coach Katrina Wray and her Reed City golf team are hoping to get in as much course time as possible and get stronger as the season progresses.

Last week, the Coyotes were at Holland Lake for Central State Activities Association matches and had a 395 to finish near the middle of the pack.

“We had a good day, but it was very cold,” said Reed City coach Katrina Wray.

Reed City has also played at St. Ives and at Chippewa HiIls for various invitationals. Spencer Battle and Kyle Wright have been among the top golfers along with Colt Start. Battle and Start were both at 94 at the CSAA meet last week.

Practice opportunities have been extremely limited, Wray noted, because of the weather.

“We’re ready for some warm weather,” she said. “We’re improving our scores.”

The Coyotes are set to play at Hesperia this Wednesday.

Jacob Green has been another key golfer for Reed City in his senior season. This is his fourth year of golf, third of varsity. Last year, he averaged in the mid 90s.

“I’m hoping in the mid 80s this year, if not better,” he said, adding that chipping is a strength while he hopes to improve on his driving. “The weather took a toll on us this year. It’s set us back.”

As a team, Green would like to see the Coyotes do well in the postseason.

Isaac Zolman is another senior in his first year of golf.

“I enjoy golf. It’s an after school sport I can do,” he said. “I hope to shoot par.”

Spencer Mund is a sophomore who played JVs last year.

“My hope for this year is to (set the tone) for next year,” he said. “My strengths are probably my chipping and punting.”

Chris Bigford, a pro at Katke Golf Course, ran a clinic for the Reed City golfers recently.

“It was almost instant results,” Wray said. “He had us going through different drills... also club selections. That was really helpful.”