GRCC golfers battle cold and rain, finish second in Sam Kromer Invitational tournament

Grand Rapids Community College placed four golfers in the top six to finish in second place at the Sam Kromer Invitational on Monday.

“The Raiders played well through rainy and cold weather,” coach John Forton said. “We are starting to get more acclimated to collegiate competition.”

One of GRCC’s top golfers, Conner Oman, finished in the top 10 last week at the Aquinas Invitational. He bowed out of the Monday tournament after just nine holes, which certainly played a huge part in the scoring.

Tournament rules required Forton to turn in a lineup with five players competing as a team, and the remainder compete as individuals. Only two of GRCC’s five score-qualifying golfers finished among the top four on the team; Mason Anderson and Drew Harrington each shot a 76 and finished tied for fourth place.

Jayson Bultman and Sam Foss both finished tied for sixth shooting 78s on the par-72 St. Clair Golf Course.

Had GRCC’s top four golfers been used for scoring the team would have run away with the title. Instead, it finished behind Glen Oaks Community College by two strokes; 314 to 316.

Hunter Schwiling also finished in the top 10 in the field of 29 golfers, shooting an 80.

Next up for GRCC is the Glen Oaks Invitational on Oct. 6 on the course of Island Hills in Centreville.

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