Though it might not have fared as well as it hoped, the Alpena High boys golf team got a good tune-up on its home course on Tuesday.
The Wildcats finished 10th out of 12 teams at the Alpena Invitational on Tuesday at River's Edge Golf Course, finishing with a score of 348.
Traverse City West won the varsity match with a score of 318 and Gaylord and Traverse City Central tied for second at 321.
News Photo by James Andersen
Alpena’s Ian Stevens prepares to hit his first shot on the second hole at River’s Edge Golf Course during the Alpena Invitational Tuesday. Stevens led the Wildcats in scoring with an 85.
Ian Stevens started the day off with a birdie on the first hole and finished with a team-leading 85. Scott Gilmet finished close behind with an 87.
Alpena coach Vicky Lindsay said the Wildcats got some good practice in before their last three matches of the year and was surprised by the scores from Tuesday's match, pointing to the fact that no golfer shot under par.
"The scores were higher across the board for a lot of teams. I think the conditions and course were tougher than what they (everyone) expected," Lindsay said. "It's always nice to gain experience, but we've got a lot to work on."
Gates Muller from West had the top score after firing a 72.
The Alpena JV team finished seventh with a score of 448 and was led by Travis Brown, who shot a 94.
West won the JV match with a score of 346 and Petoskey's Jesse Peters was the top golfer after shooting an 81.