/Skippers set lofty goals for golf season

Skippers set lofty goals for golf season

Garrett Gavin

Staff Writer

When you think of sports at SC4, the golf team may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, the team is at work for the young season and has enjoyed some early success.

They are currently the 24th ranked community college golf team in the country. Coach Dale Vos is excited with his team’s performance so far this season.

“The golf team is off to a good start. We have had 3 matches; at Mott Community College we finished second out of nine teams, at Oakland we finished third out of nine teams and at Grand Rapids we finished fifth out of 12 teams.”

Considering that Mott (18), Oakland (13) and Grand Rapids (3) are all ranked in the top 20 nationally, that is an impressive start to the season.

The Skippers are led by two sophomore golfers, Kris Bock and Matt Massad, who finished 22nd and 27th in the 2009 NJCAA Region 12 Division 2 individual rankings.

The team will look to these two for both leadership and performance this season. Bock is currently the 17th ranked player in the Region 12 individual standings, with an average score of 78.7 through three rounds of golf.

Coach Vos has not lowered his expectations for this young team, setting in the new season.

“Our goal is to win the MCCAA Eastern Conference. We are working hard and improving daily.”

If the Skippers were to win the conference, it would mark the first time since 2001 that they were able to accomplish this. SC4 will return to action on Friday, April 23 at the St. Clair County Community College Invitational, in Fort Gratiot. Tee time is scheduled for 10 a.m.