DEFIANCE, OH- Swift winds made for tough golfing conditions at the Jon P. Spiess Memorial Tournament hosted by Defiance College. Both the men's and women's teams finished in the top half of their competition.
The women finished the day with a 373 team score and a second place finish while the men finished with a 319, giving them a fourth place finish out of eleven. Both teams showed improvement in the second match of the season.
Senior Gary Turner (Auburn Hills, MI/Avondale) finshed the day in a tie for seventh. Senior Kristopher Bartling (Charlvoix, MI/Grand Rapids CC) won the men's long drive contest with a 300 yard drive while freshman Danielle Godair (New Hudson, MI/South Lyon) won the women's long drive contest with a 225 yard drive.
"It was a tough day for everyone on the course today because of how hard the wind was blowing," said head coach Clayton Bissett. "It was a two wind club most of the time and that is pretty significant when you are trying to figure out which club to hit. The winning scores were much higher this year than in years past and I think it really stems from that. I think we hung in there well and played about as well as we could considering the weather conditions. We will get back at it on Wednesday and prepare for the Defiance tournaments coming up," Bissett finished.