Boys varsity golf places low in Kent County Classic

Boys varsity golf places low in Kent County Classic

Boys varsity golf faced off in the Kent County Classic on Wednesday night at Thornapple Pointe, but they did not finish top three.

“The first match didn’t go as planned, but it was coming off of a long Spring Break so it was tough,” junior John Corey said. “This was a good measurement of where we’re at and we will hopefully continue to get better as the season goes on.”

Rivals Forest Hills Northern and Rockford placed first and second in the tournament and led the entire match. These two teams are elite golf programs and will continue to show themselves in upcoming tournaments. The Rangers will have to improve greatly in order to top these programs in future tournaments.

Although it was a tough night for the boys, a couple of key players stood out. Leading the Rangers was junior captain Isaiah Huemphner who ended with a score of 79. Just above him were freshman Joe Murdock and senior Justin Turner who shot 82 and 89, respectively. These players will be key for the remainder of the season; however, many of the other players will have to step up in order to improve the success of the team.

Next up for the Rangers is a trip down south, where the boys will make the drive down to Ohio for the Southern Swing Tournament on April 11 for a Friday and Saturday match.