2012-04-26 / Sports

Nagy and LaFave combine to capture Gladstone Invitational- Nagy medals in Norway, young Emerald team finishes in striking distance


The Emeralds Nick LaFave chips on the No. 3 green at the Indian Lake Golf and Country Club in the Emeralds home opener. LaFave teamed up with Mike Nagy to win the Gladstone invitational. The Emeralds Nick LaFave chips on the No. 3 green at the Indian Lake Golf and Country Club in the Emeralds home opener. LaFave teamed up with Mike Nagy to win the Gladstone invitational. The Emeralds’ Mike Nagy and Nick LaFave combined for a lowcard 71 to capture the Gladstone Invitation two-man Best Ball Scramble Monday. The Emerald duo edged the field by two strokes.

“We didn’t do too badly for having five players participating in their first tournament ever,” coach Deb Taylor said. “Mike (Nagy) continues to shine. The balance of the team is young but are showing improvement each week.”

In addition to LaFave and Nagy, D.K. Boyd and Josh Hentschell fired off a 94. Zack Powers and Ryan Brown shot 97, Zack Lindemuth and Nathan Rahn 98.

Tuesday in Norway, the Emeralds finished fourth. Calumet won the match with a team score 318, followed by Houghton 339, Jeffers 341, Hancock 342 and Manistique 344.

Nagy medaled in the match, shooting a low-card 71. Sitting at 69 through 17 holes, Nagy ended the day with a chip-in eagle on the final hole.

LaFave shot a 92, Hentschell 90, Powers 91, Rahn 105.

Manistique will host Gwinn and Munising Monday.

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