Nagy U.P. Champ
MANISTIQUE – The Emeralds’ Mike Nagy won his third U.P. Golf Championship Friday at the Wawonowin Country Club. Out of a field of 60 of the U.P’s best, the Manistique senior was the only one to break par in the match.
Nagy fired off a low card 70, five strokes better than Drew Scheenemun of Gladstone, who was the 2012 runner-up. Nagy, who is heading to Tennessee to play golf for the “Volunteers” this fall, has won two other U.P. Championships – one in 2009 and again in 2011.
“It’s hard to believe it’s over,” Coach Deb Taylor said of Nagy’s high school career. “It was kind of funny, he was a bit disappointed as he had six birdies and only ended up two under par. I said it before, and I say it again, it sure has been a pleasure having Mike on the team; we are all proud of him and wish him well in Tennessee.”
Rounding off the top five was: Nick Baldwin of Kingsford and Brendan Longhini of Houghton, each finishing with 77, and Brandon Anderla, of Menominee, who finished with a 78.
Houghton won the match with a team score 329, Gladstone had 329, Menominee 329, Calumet 330, Marquette 334, Iron Mountain 338, Kingsford 339, Escanaba 339, Manistique 350, Negaunee 359, Sault Ste. Marie 362, and Gwinn had 498.
In addition to Nagy, the Emeralds’ Josh Hentchell shot a 92, Zach Powers 94, Tanner Wilson 94, and Nick LaFave 101.
“Other than Mike and Nick, we were young compared to the last couple of years, but the boys continued to improve and played some good golf down the stretch,” Taylor added.
Houghton also won the girl’s U.P. title with a team score 365. Calumet came in second with 387, Marquette had 405, Gladstone 405, Escanaba 414, Menominee 433, Negaunee 456, Kingsford 457, Manistique 476, and Sault Ste. Marie had 525.
Hailey Hoholik paced the Emerald girls with a 106, Kylie Bowers had 116, Breanna Bosanic 126, Steph Halpin 138, and Emily Wilson shot a 130.