By MICKEY ALVARADO
A massive group of varsity golfers from 21 schools gathered Saturday morning at Raisin Valley Golf Club for Tecumseh High School's Golf Invitational, each looking to beat the predicted rain later in the afternoon as well as their opponents.
Tecumseh coach Pat Pomy told the large group he wasn't especially fond of slow play and that those lagging behind may very well get caught in rain. His words of advice were taken to heart and the event went off without the weather being a factor.
Of the 21 teams entered, Ann Arbor Huron proved to be the best. The Hurons scored a low 306 for first place while Dexter edged out Marshall by one stroke (310) to place second. Tecumseh entered two teams into the competition and had its Black team place fourth with 316. Adrian's team finished two strokes behind the Indians for fifth place. Tecumseh's Orange team placed seventh with 329.
Mark Lahnala was a member of the Indians' Black team and he led both squads with a round of 74 on the par 71 course. Junior Nick Campell followed with 79 while Ryan Beck shot 80 and Mitch Gramling and Michael Dahlen each recorded 83.
Tecumseh's Orange team was led by freshman Zach Campbell with a round of 80. He was followed by teammates Dylan Orr (81), Josh Short (82) and Kyle Hanson (86).
Dexter's Don Knight was the medalist for the day, shooting par with 71. Lahnala and Adrian's Alex Wilnow were each scored in the top ten and made the All-tournament team.
At Adrian's Invitational on Monday, April 14, the Indians finished 10th with a score of 337. Saline won the event with 299.
Dahlen and Gramling each carded 83 to lead Tecumseh. Lahnala shot 85 while Nick Campbell had 86 and Ryan Beck 88.
Tecumseh senior golfer Mark Lahnala (above) led the Indians during their Invitational at Raisin Valley Golf Club last Saturday. Photo by Mickey Alvarado