Lakewood wins East Lansing Invite

Lakewood wins East Lansing Invite

The Lakewood girls' golf squad shot 363 out of 14 teams and grabbed top honors in the East Lansing Invite held on Monday. The teams included five ranked teams from across the state. Kennedy Hilley shot 83, while Emily Baker finished with a score of 84. Hilley and Baker grabbed second and third spots, respectively. Amelia Pezzetti of Traverse City Central was medalist with a score of 81.

Taylor Hopkins and Savannah Ackley shot 94 and 102, respectively.

Lakewood coach Carl Kutch praised the girls, saying she was very proud of them for their ability to pooling their resources.

Praising the girls, Carl said, "This is a huge step for our team and this program. It ranks up there with one of the top tournament wins for the girls' golf program. I am so proud of these kids and how they pulled everything together."

Speaking about Hilley, Carl said she managed the course very nicely and putted finely on some tough greens. Hilley has been to the tournament four times so far, and it was her best performance this season.

When asked about Baker, Carl said she played an excellent round by hitting 12 fairways and 9 greens in regulation. Carl added that Baker had become so consistent that the team could depend on her for earning a solid score.