Manistee golf beats Onekama, Fremont in tri meet

 

Onekama’s Nick Falk chips onto the green during the Portagers’ tri-meet against Manistee and Fremont at Manistee National on Friday. Falk shot a 45 to lead Onekama. (Brian Fogg/News Advocate)

Onekama’s Nick Falk chips onto the green during the Portagers’ tri-meet against Manistee and Fremont at Manistee National on Friday. Falk shot a 45 to lead Onekama. (Brian Fogg/News Advocate)

MANISTEE — Manistee golf brought home a win on Friday in a non-league tri-meet against Onekama and Fremont.

The Chippewas finished with a team score of 203 for first, ahead of the Packers in second with a 210 and the Portagers in third with a 222.

Manistee’s Sebastian Brostrup medaled during the meet with a 40 through the nine holes at Manistee National and he was followed by Ethan Anderson, who shot a 48, Emil Kallio shot a 53 and Keagan Thomas shot a 62.

“Sebastian played well. Right now at this point in the season we’re trying to get everybody to just drop some strokes off,” Manistee coach Mike Swanson said. “We just want everybody to get better. If their scores haven’t been historically good, but they are knocking strokes off of it, I’m pretty happy.”

Despite not having quite as low of a team score as Swanson would want, he’s just happy that his team is able to get out and play so often this early in the season. Many years matches throughout April would be rained out.

“Last year on this day we weren’t able to play golf,” he said. “This year, at least we’re playing golf. A couple of years ago on April 15 there was still snow on the ground. We’re just happy to still be playing.”

Onekama improved from a conference meet during the week and they were able to learn about a course that they will have to see in regionals at the end of the season.

Nick Falk led the Portagers with a 45, followed by Tighe Pepera with a 54, Travis Read shot a 60 and Ben Johnson shot a 63 to round up the scoring.

“It’s huge. We’ll go back there to play with Manistee Catholic Central, so they’ll get another look,” Onekama coach Mary Jo Zadow said.

“Hopefully it helps them a lot. They are just learning the course.”

Manistee will be back on Tuesday at Cadillac.

Onekama will be back on Monday at Glen Lake, when they will play at Manitou Passage.

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Brian is the sports writer for the Manistee News Advocate. You can reach him at (231) 398-3110 or bfogg@pioneergroup.com.

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