Saline won its first invitational of the year last Tuesday at The Grande Golf Club. Saline shot a season-low 328. Grant Terris led the way with an 80 - good for second place overall. Jack Woods and Tim Wageman shot 81 to finish third. All three made the all-tournament team. Josh Finn shot 86 to complete the scoring.
"The Grande is a challenging golf course and none of the guys have ever played the course before which contributed to some shots which they gave away. This makes their scores even more of a positive. It was great to see Tim have a good round and he is getting back on track," Coach Debbie Williams-Hoak said. "Our team is very young- we only have one senior playing so the guys are getting more and more experience on the varsity level and getting confidence. We will get even better."
Saline went 1-1-1 at an SEC Quad held April 30 at Inverness Golf Club.
Saline shot 161 - which tied Chelsea, beat Dexter (174) and lost to Pioneer (152).
Josh Finn led Saline with a 38 - which gave him second place in two matches. Wageman, Woods and Mason Ausmus shot 41. Terris scored a 44 and Luke Kellersohn scored 51.
"Even though we lost two matches, the guys continue to improve. We always say, we want to keep getting better everyday and be ready to play our best when we get to the Conference Championship and the Regionals," Coach Williams-Hoak said. "I was very happy for Josh as he played good. He has really taken his game to the next level in the last few events."
Saline sent two varsity teams to the Tecumseh Invite at Hantz Country Club April 27.
The A-team of Terris, Woods, Wageman, Finn and Ausmus finished second, shooting 329. Woods led the Hornets with a 79 to finish fourth and make the all tournament team. Terris, 81, and Finn, 83, also made the team. Wageman, 86, and Ausmus, 93, also finished in the scoring.
"It was great to see the guys have a good outing as a team. Our season got off to a rough start but the guys overall are getting better each time they play," Williams-Hoak said.
"I give Jack a ton of credit as he started out the season with a score that was hard to believe he could shoot. For him to continue to work hard and shoot our first individual score in the 70s, finish fourth and make the All Tournament Team is great. He continues to get better and better," she said.