Golf: Skyline carding an impressive start to the season


It may have taken the weather a while to warm up but that hasn’t stopped the Skyline golf team from heating up on the links. The Eagles improved to 5-0 on Wednesday after knocking off Saline, Tecumseh, and host Adrian in an SEC quad-meet at Lenawee Golf Club.

“Both teams shot-gunned of the front side,” said Skyline Coach Ashley Mantha. “Some players struggled while others had great performances; always nice to have your teammates back when you have a bad day.”

The Eagles fired a 153 to Saline’s 169, Tecumseh’s 176, and Adrian’s 183.

Shaunak Bhagat led the way with a 36. Right behind him were teammates Vimal Alokam and Cam Cowland, who both fired a 38 as the Eagles carded the three best individual scores of the day. Evan Griffith and Beau Chicoine both fired a 41 for the Eagles. Skyline’s CJ Bahr carded a 46 to round out the scorecard.

The JV team also improved to 5-0 on the season. The young Eagles fired a 188, narrowly beating Saline’s 190 but also beat Tecumseh’s 193 and Adrian’s 231.

The Eagles defeated 20 other teams on Sunday at a tournament at Fox Hills.

Skyline carded personal bests for two players and a great team score of 315 to start their stroke-play tournament events. Catholic Central was second with a 320 and Notre Dame Prep was third with 328.

Griffith and Alokam (78) tied for fifth and Chicoine (79) tied for ninth as the Eagles landed three in the top 10. Cowland shot an 80.

On Monday, Skyline hosted Chelsea and Bedford with varsity playing the back and JV playing the frontside of Lake Forest. Both Varsity and JV took two wins.

Varsity shot a team score of 158 while Chelsea shot 166 and Bedford shot 175.
The JV team shot 185 to Chelsea’s 186 and Bedford’s 201.

Earlier in the month, Skyline finished first in their first tournament of the season at the Lincoln Splitter at Pine View G.C. The fun event featured four pairings of two-man teams per school with the front being a best ball format and the back being a scramble format. The field featured 11 teams and 88 players.

All four of Skyline’s pairings were top 10 medalists: Shaunak Bhagat & Joe Trudeau – 73 (T-2nd); Evan Griffith & Nick Rybicki – 73 (T-2nd); Clay Piesxchala & Lucas Tomilo – 74 (6th); and CJ Bahr & Beau Chicoine – 75 (T-8th)

Skyline’s team score was 295.



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