It'd be hard for Birmingham Seaholm High School to have a bigger weekend in sports. Not only did the varsity football team knock-off cross-town rival Groves 28-20 to capture the OAA Blue Division title Friday, but the girl's golf team clinched a state title in improbable fashion.
The Maples opened Saturday's final round of the MHSAA State Finals 17 strokes behind Okemos at Michigan State University’s Forest Akers East. They finished the rain-soaked round with a 320 score, good for 663 for the tournament. Okemos finished at 664.
“They all felt comfortable and confident going into today’s round. I think they were able to play their best because they weren’t intimidated by this weather.” Seaholm co-coach Cathie Fritz told miprepzone.com
Junior Megan Lam led the Maples with a 78 to finish with a total of 158, good enough for second overall. Junior Jamie Greene also finished strong (86-81-167), according to MHSAA.com.
Country Day tops CranbrookThe Detroit Country Day girls golf team won the first Division 3 state title in school history Saturday following a thrilling battle with Cranbrook Kingswood. The two Bloomfield-area schools ended the two-day tournament at Grand Valley State University in a tie with identical 707 scores, miprepzone.com reported.
But Country Day claimed the title via the fifth-golfer tiebreaker rule. Country Day’s worst finisher, Mallika Brar (96-97-193) outscored Cranbrook’s worst finisher to clinch the title.
Cranbrook Junior Cordelia Chan (78-79-157) and senior Greer Clausen finished first and second respectively with their individual scores, according to MHSAA.com. Country Day senior Ellie Miller finished third individually with a score of 162.