WIC takes titles to open golf season
NORWAY—After more than a week’s worth of cancellations because of weather-related conditions, the local prep golf season finally got underway when both West Iron County and Forest Park traveled to Norway to participate in a multi-team invitation held at Oak Crest on May 3.
In the end, the Wykons took home both team titles and sophomore Nathan Thomson earned medalist honors. Forest Park finished fourth in the girls nine-hole event and ninth in the boys 18-hole event.
West Iron’s boys finished seven strokes in front of runner-up Norway as the Wykons carded a 315. Munising (413), Stephenson (423), Calumet and Iron Mountain (428), North Central (441), Carney-Nadeau (466) and Forest Park (488) rounded out the team qualifiers. Both Niagara and Bark River-Harris had individual golfers playing but not enough to compete as a team.
Thomson recorded a 74 to win medalist honors, one stroke in front of Bryson Mercier of North Central. Trey Bociek finished five shots off the pace at 79, Noah Thomson shot an 80, Peyton Williams finished with an 82 and Brayden Nelson shot an 89.
For the Trojans, Tommy Peltoma led the way with a 102, followed by Bryce Smithson at 123, Hal Hoenig at 127, Casey Siewiorek at 136, Ethan Kopf at 156.
In the girls event, the Wykons (246) won handily, finishing 20 strokes in front of second-place Carney-Nadeau with Munising (283) and Forest Park (319) following. Niagara and Bark River-Harris had individual girls compete but didn’t have enough for the team competition.
Tori Bociek paced the Wykons with a 56, two strokes behind medalist Taylor Downs of Munising. Mya Grubbs came in at 60, Anna Malmquist shot a 63, Ella Maloney carded a 67 and Madison Berutti wound up with a 71.
For the Trojans, Lexi Jacks shot a 70, Grace Reinke finished at 80, Lily Reinke recorded an 81, Paige Mianecki shot an 88 and Angle Smith finished with a 96.
Both West Iron and Forest Park have busy schedules this week. The Wykons are scheduled to play at Iron Mountain/Kingsford on Monday, followed by a trip to the Negaunee Invite on Tuesday and to the Houghton Invite on Thursday.
The Trojans are scheduled to compete in the Stephenson Invite on Tuesday and the Big Bay Invite on Friday.