Eagle golfers battle sleet, snow at Garber's TVC East Jamboree
Snow and sleet only slowed the Frankenmuth varsity boys’ golf team last week.
The Eagles traveled to the Bay County Golf Course on April 22 for a Tri-Valley Conference East Division Jamboree, hosted by Essexville Garber.
‘Muth took second place with a score of 171 strokes. The host Dukes shot a 168 to take first at the second Jamboree of the season.
“Yes, we played in the snow and sleet,” FHS Coach Dan Wagner said. “It was the first time in my eight-year tenure as coach. We battled the elements and the chill (average 40 degrees with winds up to 20 MPH) and came out as runner-up to Garber.”
North Branch was a distant third at 192 strokes, followed by Birch Run (202), Millington (202), Caro (204), and Otisville-LakeVille (234). Bridgeport does not field a team in the TVC East.
“Garber always plays tough on their home turf, but we managed to only give back three strokes, to keep a seven-stroke lead in the East,” Wagner said.
Daniel Wagner, the coach’s son, led the Eagles with a 42, including a birdie in hole No. 7. Sam Struble, Chase Singer and Clayton Singer all fired 43s. Other ‘Muth scorers were Jared Hudson with a 49 and Jackson McKenzie with a 53.
The Eagles host their own Jamboree today (April 29) at The Fortress Golf Course, beginning at 3pm. They travel to the Washakie Golf Course for a 4pm Jamboree on Friday, May 1, hosted by North Branch. They will wrap up East Jamboree action on Monday, May 11, when Birch Run entertains the golfers at the Green Acres Golf Course.