Hoholik claims M-PC girls medalist honors

MANISTIQUE – It was cold, windy, and the Indian Lake Golf Course still had wet areas in scattered spots on Thursday at the Mid-Peninsula Conference Meet.

To sum it up, it was typical Upper Peninsula conditions that golfers across the area have had to deal with this season.

With the prep golf season nearing its end, the weather doesn’t even faze these golfers. Especially Manistique’s Hailey Hoholik, who claimed the girls medalist honors with a 91 – 23 strokes better than the next girl.

“I’m used to playing in these types of conditions because it’s Michigan,” she said. “There’s been nothing really else. It’s not going to be 80 degrees every day you’re out there, so I’m used to it.”

Hoholik and the Emeralds finished second in the team race with 498. Iron Mountain took home the conference title, shooting 477.

Westwood’s Lauren Farley was also among the top five as her 116 put her fourth.

The Patriots were third with 535 and Ishpeming fourth with 619.

On the boys side, Norway claimed the conference title as the Knights shot 359, 10 strokes better than runner-up Negaunee’s 369.

Norway’s Austin Hansen shot 79 to claim medalist honors by four strokes.

Austin Blomquist of Iron Mountain was the boys runner-up with 83, followed by Negaunee’s Dave Renaldi with 85 and Westwood’s Connor Mason with 89.

IM managed to finish third team-wise with 372, while Manistique and Westwood tied for fourth with 376.