Tecumseh wins own invitational
By MICKEY ALVARADO
Two of Tecumseh High School’s varsity boys golfers recorded rounds of 75 to help the Indians win their own invitational at the Hantz Golf Club on Friday, April 27.
Tecumseh finished with a total of 309 to place first overall while Dexter finished with 315 to finish second.
Saline (328) was third: Ann Arbor-Pioneer (328) fourth; Bedford (333) fifth; Ann Arbor-Huron (351) sixth, and Edsel Ford (393) seventh.
All of the Indians’ golfers stepped up their games to help in the victory and first year coach Kevin Osworth said it was great to see it all work out so well in his first hosted invitational.
“I am pleased with today's outcome,” said Osworth. “These are the kind of numbers individually and as a team I have been expecting. I know they are capable of it but it was nice to actually see it all come together.”
Not having to deal with gale force winds was also helpful in reducing the number of strokes recorded. Both Bobby Thomas and Joe Forest carded rounds of 75 in the outing.
Oswoth said Thomas would have earned medalist honors had he not had to tee off on Hole No. 9 twice.
“It was the overall conclusion that someone else hit or picked up his ball from hole 16 which runs parallel to hole 9,” the coach said.
After an extensive search by several players and coaches, the ball was not found and Thomas had to re-tee, costing the Indians a stroke penalty under the lost ball rule.
Tecumseh’s Collin Smith was just one stroke behind the duo with a low card of 76.
“Collin once again stepped up his game and posted a very good round,” said Osworth.
Hunter Cadmus was the Indians’ fourth man and he finished with a respectable 83 while Zach Horn rounded out Tecumseh’s golfers with a card of 88.
“Hunter did a fine job on the links as well, as the fourth man in that spot can carry extra pressure at times and he met the challenge today,” said Osworth.
The Indians hosted their first home golf match on Wednesday, April 25, against Chelsea and won 158-177.
Thomas was two over par with 38 while Forest carded 39. Smith carded 40: Cadmus, 41; Horn, 52 and Alex Gillen, 52.
“I’m pleased with the boys efforts in today’s round,” said Osworth. “These scores are a more accurate representation of the top four's abilities.”
Tecumseh’s junior varsity squad lost 195-206 against Chelsea.
Zach Schuch led the Indians with a low round of 48.