By Greg Gielczyk
GRAYLING — In its second Lake Michigan Conference 18-hole match of the season at Boyne Mountain on May 5 the Grayling boys golf team did not play its best which left coach Eric Tunney puzzled as to the reason why.
But he couldn’t put his finger on the problem, whether it was just the atmosphere lulling the Vikings into a dreamlike state or if they simply had an off day. Whatever it was, the Vikings came away with some a team score of 410 and seventh place.
Only one Viking managed to shoot under 100 for the day, and that was JC Bertram who came into the clubhouse with a 98.
The next lowest score was recorded by Kyle Morrison with a 101, followed by Garrett Anderson with a 104 and Josh Hetfield with a 107. The other two scores, a 113 carded by Brady Bickford and Connor Beard’s 119, weren’t counted in the team score.
Grayling had shot its best score of the season just the match before at the Mallard in East Jordan. In the 8-hole match Anderson finished with the team low score of 40. Morrison and Hetfield tied with idnetifical 46s and Betram and Bickford each scored a 49 for a team total of 181. Beard came in with a 57.
On a chilly, windy day April 25 the Vikings competed in the Ogemaw Heights Invitational and overcame the harsh elements to find their swings and have a decent effort, being betrayed by only four or five holes on which the boys struggled.