KALKASKA — Kalkaska played near home — and it looked like it.
The Blazers won a Lake Michigan Conference golf jamboree by 10 strokes, shooting an event-best 337. Kalkaska was followed by Charlevoix (347) and Traverse City St. Francis (360) in the seven-team competition.
Grayling did not participate after Monday’s fatal car crash on the way to another LMC event at the Grand Traverse Resort resulted in the deaths of Vikings coach Jason Potter, senior golfer Louis Menard and Kalkaska resident Cassandra Stapleton and left several other Grayling players seriously injured. Gunner Metzer was released from Munson Medical Center on Wednesday. Dallas Johnson has been upgraded to fair condition, while Tyler Summers remains in critical condition, Jacob Hinkle in serious and Mason Krey in fair condition.
Friday’s LMC meet was held at Grandview Golf Club, located 1.2 miles away from the intersection where Monday’s crash occurred.
Charlevoix’s Noel Jeakel and Kalkaska’s Mitchell Dunn were co-medalist, each carding 79s.
St. Francis’ Parker Guss fired the next best score, shooting an 80. The Gladiators’ other top scores were Joe Coates (91), Ben Yanska (94) and Dakota Martin (95).
The Glads play in today’s Traverse City West Invitational at Mistwood, and then return to LMC action in a jamboree Monday at Twin Burch in Kalkaska.
Suttons Bay wins
Lake City Invite
The Suttons Bay golf team had two of the top three individual finishers to capture the title of the 16-team Lake City Invitational.
Sean Lammy was runner up with a 72 and Devin Capron came in third with a 73 as the Norsemen shot a 306 to win the tournament by six strokes. Farwell was second with a 312 and Manistee was third with a 320.
Brent Buddles added a 79 and Eric Chapman carded an 82 to round out the scorers for Suttons Bay, which is at the Leland Country Club on Monday for a Northwest Conference Jamboree.