Swartz Creek golfer makes it two straight





Ben Zyber (left) and Kristen Wolfe receive their plaques from FJGA supervisor Bill Hense.

Ben Zyber (left) and Kristen Wolfe receive their plaques from FJGA supervisor Bill Hense.

GRAND BLANC — Swartz Creek senior Ben Zyber made it two straight victories in Flint Junior Golf Association play Monday, winning the Henrickson Award tournament at Atlas Valley Country Club.

Zyber shot 1-under-par 71 to edge Swartz Creek teammates Mike Kelley (74) and Jack Weller (75). Zyber last week won the Mancour Cup, and has now claimed two of the three elite titles in the FJGA’s top division. Weller took the Mallon Cup Challenge on July 1, giving Creek all three crowns.

In 90-degree heat and humidity, Zyber made four birdies, including a 40-foot putt on the fifth hole.

“It helped that we were the first group out,” he said. “We got done before it was too hot.”

Competing against his fellow Dragons also helped.

“I think it makes us better,” he said. “It focuses us more to try to top the others.”

Kristen Wolfe, a Powers Catholic senior and Grand Blanc resident, won the girls title. Wolfe shot 77 to beat defending champion Haylee Zyber of Swartz Creek and Samantha Moss of Fenton by four strokes. Zyber and Moss were headed out for a playoff before Wolfe brought in her winning score in the day’s final group.

The FJGA will have one more week of regular-season play next Monday, followed by the seasonending tournament July 29-31 at Swartz Creek Golf Course.


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