Hackert wins individual state golf title, Ludington, North Muskegon and MCC do well in team competition

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Ludington’s Spencer Hackert won the individual state golf championship Saturday at the Division 3 state finals at Michigan State University.LSJ Logo incert

Ludington finished second as a team in the tournament while North Muskegon took third in the Division 4 tournament.

North Muskegon's Mitch Edick competes at Saturday's state finals.  Photo/Tim Reilly

North Muskegon’s Mitch Edick competes at Saturday’s state finals. Photo/Tim Reilly

Hackert shot a two-day 144, shooting rounds of 72 each day. He finished five strokes ahead of Andrew Skibski of Monroe St. Mary’s Catholic.

“He’s been good all year and he got hot at the right time,” said Ludington coach Andy Wood about Hackert, who was also the medalist at district and regional tournaments. “His approach is about as good as I’ve seen.”

Ludington as a team shot a 311 on Friday and a 324 on Saturday to finish at 635, 12 strokes behind state champion Lansing Catholic, which shot 623.

Ethan Leavitt (77-82-159), Chase Lakari (76-84-160) and Cooper Wojcicki (86-86-172) rounded out the scoring for the Orioles.

Muskegon Catholic's Collin Powers shoots during the state finals. Colin Powers Photo/Tim Reilly

Muskegon Catholic’s Collin Powers shoots during the state finals. Colin Powers Photo/Tim Reilly

North Muskegon led the Division 4 tournament at Grand Valley State University after Friday’s first round with a score of 333. The Norse turned in a 344 on Saturday to total 677, which tied Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett.

They finished third behind Liggett and state champion Suttons Bay (675), due to a tie-breaking formula.

“All we had to do was shoot a few strokes better but it got pretty fast out there with the wind picking up and the greens got fast,” said North Muskegon coach Ty Love. “We were still loose but a couple guys got off to a rough start and couldn’t get it back.”

North Muskegon was led by Will Mierz (80-79-159), who finished ninth overall. Connor McEvoy (86-84-170), Mitch Edick (77-98-175) and Gannon Moss (90-91) rounded out the Norse scoring.

Collin Powers led Muskegon Catholic (366-341-707) to a ninth-place finish in Division 4. Powers shot a 79 on Friday and a 76 on Saturday to finish fifth individually.

Noah Bertolone (92-80-172), Chase Mastella (94-92-186) and Jackson Klariter (101-93-194) aided in the Crusaders’ state final appearance.

Mona Shores’ Mitchell White (74-78-152) finished 11th individually at the Division 1 state finals at Ferris State University.

 

 

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