Nagy earns third Mid-Peninsula Conference Title
IRON MOUNTAIN – The Manistique Emeralds’ Mike Nagy won the Mid-Peninsula Conference title at the Pine Grove Golf and Country Club in Iron Mountain Friday. The defending U.P. Division 2 champion fired off a low card 76, to beat out the field by four strokes.
Nick Markell of Iron Mountain came in second with an 80, followed by Tanner Truscott of Westwood 83, David Renadi of Negaunee 84, and Matt Kilberg of Ishpeming 84.
Westwood won the match with a team score 342. The host Mountaineers came in second with a 345, Negaunee 354, Norway 358, Ishpeming 365, Manistique 367, and Gwinn 387.
In addition to Nagy, Tanner Watson shot a 91, Zach Powers 99, Josh Hentschell 101.
For Nagy, this was his third conference title. Nagy won his first Mid-Peninsula championship in 2009 and won again in 2011. In 2010, he lost his title by one stroke to Robert Carlson of Westwood. Carlson won the 2010 title with a low card 74.
Taylor Debski of Negaunee won the girls’ title with a low card 93. Megan Manninen of Westwood came in second with a 96, Berkley LaFreniere of Westwood 98, Hailey Hoholik of Manistique 101, and Abbie Simona from Iron Mountain had a 104.
The Westwood girls also won the match with a team score 417, followed by Iron Mountain 433, Manistique 465, Negaunee 473, and Norway 549.
Along with Hoholik, Emily Wilson shot a 117, Breanna Bosanic 123, Kylie Bowers 124.
The Emeralds head to the U.P. Division 1 Finals in Negaunee Friday.
Coach Deb Taylor is looking for her young Emerald squad to be competitive in the ranks of the U.P.’s best golfers.
“This has sure been a rebuilding season, and I have seen big improvements from the kids as the season went on,” said Taylor. “Playing at the D-1 level was tough but we continued to improve each week and that is an accomplishment in its self.”
Taylor went on to say she is expecting an exciting end to a very successful high school career for Mike Nagy.
“He sure has been a pleasure to have on our team. I am so proud of all his accomplishments and know he will go far in his career.,” she said. “I know he likes playing in Negaunee, he has been our team leader all season and I expect him to finish strong Friday.”