Swartz Creek golfers rule FJGA tourney

Defending champion Ben Zyber was shooting for his second straight title on Wednesday.

Defending champion Ben Zyber was shooting for his second straight title on Wednesday.

FLINT — Swartz Creek golfers dominated the final week of the Flint Junior Golf Association’s 75th year, sweeping the top three places in the season-ending tournament at Swartz Creek Golf Course and filling both slots for the boys’ match play championship final in the Jack Nicklaus Group.

Defending 18-hole champion Ben Zyber finished first over two rounds of stroke play Monday and Tuesday, shooting 2-under-par 142 on rounds of 71-71, and Jack Weller was second at 72-71-143. Those two players faced off Wednesday in match play for the title after VIEW deadlines.

Mike Kelley was third at 72-74-146, missing the title match by three strokes. All three golfers were coming off a Div. 1 state championship season with Swartz Creek High this spring, and all three will play in college this fall.

The girls’ match play final pitted Grand Blanc residents Kristen Wolfe and Cammi Lucia against each other. Wolfe, the girls’ defending 18-hole champion and a Powers Catholic grad headed for Central Michigan University, led the stroke play with 84-77- 161. Lucia, a Grand Blanc High sophomore, shot 86-78-164.

Another Creek golfer reached the match play final in the boys’ first flight. Garrett Jewell beat Davison’s Eddie Sinclair 3-and- 1 Tuesday, and met 2013 Bentley grad Tyler Furze for the title on Wednesday. Furze, now a sophomore at Spring Arbor University, beat Clio’s Brian Knack 3-and-2.

In the girls’ first flight, Lapeer freshman Brooke Gibbons beat Davison’s Shelbe Cahill 2-up and took on Grand Blanc’s Lauren Woods in the final.

In the boys’ second flight, Lapeer’s Dylan Mullaney beat Mt. Morris grad Adam Wheeler 3-and-1 and met Nick Campbell in the final.

The girls’ second flight matched Davison’s Claire Stoddard, who beat Makena Baldwin 1-up, against Kearsley’s Carryn White, who defeated Lapeer’s Morgan Stevens 8-and-7.

Final results will be published in next week’s editions.

FJGA tournament

At Swartz Creek GC (par-72)
Ben Zyber 71-71-142
Jack Weller 72-71-143
Mike Kelley 72-74-146
Alex Finsterwald 77-73-150
Noah Troyer 74-80-154
Parker Rowse 74-80-154
Mitch Hughes 74-81-155
Drake Lamphere 77-80-157
Jason Raske 78
Jordan Harris 78
Nick Winiarski 79
Kyle VanBoemel 81
Joey Coriasso 82
Haywood Petty 83
Alex Spangler 83
Kristen Wolfe 84-77-161
Cammi Lucia 86-78-164
Kamryn Johnston 80-86-166
Brooke Thomas 83-83-166
Morgan Zloto 84-86-170
Kerri Parks 82-90-172
Andrea Richards 84-WD
Tailer Przybylowicz 85-WD
Chelsea Thomas 87
Gabby Stephens 87
Reanna Barth 87
Karsen Johnston 88
Caycee Turczyn 90
Sierra Woodcum 92
Mackenzie Chappell 93
Tara Schneider 93

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