Jack Brockie of Hanover-Horton High School – shown here during a tournament earlier in the season – earned medalist honors at the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 3 state meet on Saturday. Photo: Jeff Steers, JTV Sports
By Jeff Steers
Last year the Hanover-Horton High School varsity golf team won the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 3 state team title.
The Comets failed to qualify for the state meet as a team this season, but golfer Jack Brockie brought home more hardware for HHHS.
Brockie, an individual qualifier, earned a state individual title Saturday shooting a 3-under par 69 to earn medalist honors by four strokes.
He finished with a two-day total of 142. Brockie earned a top-10 medal and all-state considerations.
Brockie was one of a number of Jackson-area golfers who played well at the Ferris State University golf course.
Napoleon High School finished fourth as a team and Lumen Christi Catholic High School was sixth. The Pirates finished with a two-day total of 672, led by Evan Brzyski who shot rounds of 74 and 78 to finish seventh overall in the tournament. Hunter West shot 166, Tyler Stassines finished at 175, and Shane Warner finished the tournament at 179.
The Titans shot 679 as a team during the two-day tournament.
Conor Spencer led Lumen Christi with a 153 total – good for eighth place and a medal. Tanner Schnell shot 165 and Carter Mazur finished at 170.
In Division 2 play at Forest Akers West, Sean Vann finished with a total of 160 – five shots out of medal contention.
Jackson Christian High School finished 12th as a team in Division 4 at The Meadows Golf Course near the campus of Grand Valley State University. The Royals were led by Fischer Jacobs with a two-day total of 174, Noah Cuffle shot 176, Nate Blumestock carded a 187, and Colton Jacobs shot 202.
Individual qualifiers Thomas Haas of Springport High School shot a pair of 88s, and Conner Lackey of Vandercook Lake High School shot a two-day total of 180.