Par for the course

Ocelot golfers open season with fourth place finish

BY NICK MISIAK
SPORTS EDITOR

PHOTOS BY NATHAN GARTNER PHOTO EDITOR Schoolcraft sophomore Eric Perry watches on as his putt travels towards the cup in the Schoolcraft College Invitational played at Walnut Creek Country Club.

PHOTOS BY NATHAN GARTNER
PHOTO EDITOR
Schoolcraft sophomore Eric Perry watches on as his putt travels towards the cup in the Schoolcraft College Invitational played at Walnut Creek Country Club.

The Schoolcraft Mens Golf Team finished fourth out of eight eligible teams in the Oakland Community College Invitational held at Pontiac Country Club on Friday, April 10.

The Ocelots shot a team score of 341, good for a +53 on the tournament. Schoolcraft barely edged out Jackson Community College, who finished with 342 shots for a +54. Mott Community College won the tournament with a 307 (+19) behind a even-par 72 from sophomore Tyler Lewis.

“There were a few shots that I had that felt great off the club, and others that I wish I could have back right away,” said sophomore Eric Perry. “For my first round of tournament golf in a while, I feel like I did pretty well though.”

Perry was Schoolcraft’s top individual performer, finishing with an 80 (+8). Freshman Chad Berger shot an 82 (+10), sophomore Austin Harris shot an 88 (+16) and freshman Ray Pokerwinski shot a 91 (+19) to round out the Ocelot golfers.

“For the conditions that we had to play in, our performance was not too shabby,” said head coach Paul Brown. “There were some shots that I think our guys wish they could have back, but overall it was not a bad way to start our spring.”

Sophomore Austin Harris eyes up his approach shot as he tries to hit the ball near the hole in the Schoolcraft College Invitational.

Sophomore Austin Harris eyes up his approach shot as he tries to hit the ball near the hole in the Schoolcraft College Invitational.

The Ocelots will next compete in the St. Clair County Community College Invitational held at Port Huron Golf Club in Fort Gratiot on Friday, April 24. For coverage of this and future tournaments Schoolcraft will be participating in, visit www.mccaa.org