By Craig Beilfuss

TWIN LAKE—The Pentwater Falcons are headed off to the MHSAA state golf finals in ten days after posting a round of 369, good for a 2nd place finish on Tuesday afternoon at the Division 4 regionals held at Stonegate Golf Club in Twin Lake.

The Falcons were 21 shots off the pace set by regional champion Grand Rapids Northpointe Christian who finished with a round of 348. Northern Michigan Christian came in third with a round of 382.

Other team scores included:

Muskegon Catholic Central (386)

McBain (397)

Western Michigan Christian (408)

Manistee Catholic Central (414)

Fruitport Calvary Christian (420)

Holton (427)

Manton (428)

Onekama (437)

Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart (461)

Mesick (560)


Andrew Kolenda led Pentwater with 3rd place overall round of (86).

The next three Falcons to finish included a tie between Nathan Macher (94) and Alivia Kolenda (94) while Hunter Cornelisse shot a round of (95).

Mikey Carlson struggled a bit without a driver on this long of a course shooting (109).

Heading to state,” said an elated Pentwater golf coach Alicia Kolenda.

We are so thrilled to be making the trip to Michigan State next weekend,” Kolenda said.

As one of the smallest (if not the smallest) public schools in the state, we are proud to represent. This team is majority young, but had to all work together to improve every single day to make it as a team. We hope to continue to reduce mistakes and drop those putts.”

Other local golfers that will compete on an individual basis at the state finals include Trevor Hilson from Muskegon Catholic Central who finished with a round of 87 on Tuesday and Wyatt Monette from Holton also shot a round of 87.

All photo’s below are courtesy of LSJ photographer Leo Valdez