Reed City golfers first at Lakeview

Fischer Morrison enjoys championship

Fischer Morrison was the Lakeview Invitational champion.

Fischer Morrison was the Lakeview Invitational champion.

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REED CITY – Coach Chris Hanson’s Reed City golf team and No. 1 golfer Fischer Morrison continue to have a strong season.

The team won the Lakeview Invitational on Saturday April 23, for the second straight year at Brookside.

“We finally had a sunny warm day to play some golf so the day was already off to a good start,” Hanson said. “The round started off with Fischer getting to one under par through seven holes. He was and did play very well. He finished with a 77 to take first place.

“Then we had Michael Perri and Nick Wirgau with an 82 to take third and fourth place individually. Also playing that day were Ty Kailing with a 107 and Teddy Szymanski with a 121 (first match).”

Winning first place again was sweet for the Coyotes.

“We had a good day, it’s nice to see the work paying off,” Hanson said. “It’s been hard to get some good practice sessions in but we are working with what we have and I’m pleased with the progress the players are making. We have some good competition in the area so I know they are happy with how the season has been going as well.”

Reed City also played in a CSAA league match last week where it finished second overall.

“It was another windy and cool day at Whitefish Lake,” Hanson said. “Fischer Morrison led the team with a 78 and was second individually. Michael Perri was ninth with a 90, Nick Wirgau 10th with a 90.

“Thursday was the Lakeview match play at St. Ives Golf Course. We had really good day. We started out our first six matches 4-2 over Kent City. We continued into our second round matches and had three golfers make it to the finals match in their flight. The weather improves over the day to be pleasant with some sun finally and the course, for first time with play, was in very good condition for the weather we’ve been having.” 

Hanson noted Morrison finished first in his flight, Evan Pullen was first in his flight, and Perri won his flight in “dramatic fashion.

“Michael was three holes down with four to play and had assumed he would lose,” Hanson said.” We had a conversation about not giving up because you don’t know what will happen. He battled back and went to extra playoff holes to win his match. I was proud of him for not giving up and fighting.

“We look to keep improving and look forward to rest of season. We have a nine-hole match with Lake City this week. We go back to league play with back to back in Big Rapids and Kent City on Monday and Tuesday.”