Morrisseuy takes medalist honors
BIG RAPIDS — Big Rapids’ Pierce Morrissey seems to be getting himself poised for a long and successful tournament run.
The junior Cardinal golfer was the top individual medalist over the weekend at the Katke Classic.
Morrissey won two trophies to take medalist honors on Friday with a 73 and for Saturday with a 71.
Big Rapids finished seventh overall among 12 schools at the event hosted by Ferris State University at Katke Golf Course/
“I was able to get it going on the putting green,” Morrissey said. “I scrambled real well.”
Big Rapids had rounds of 324 and 317. Flint Powers won with a 613 with rounds of 310 and 303.
“It was a good two days of golf,” Big Rapids coach Mark Posey said. “It was good to see Pierce go out and shoot even par for two days. I like how we handled the day today and kept our concentration. It’s a good step in the right direction.”
For Big Rapids on Friday, scorers after Morrissey were Owen Seay (77), and Ben Fath and Elliott Seay (88). Other scorers on Saturday were Owen Seay (78), Ben Fath (78) and Trevor Woodard (90). Because of heavy overnight rains, the tournament was delayed a few hours on Saturday and didn’t start until 1 p.m.
“The course was in great condition considering the rain we got overnight,” Morrissey said. “I struck the ball better (on Saturday). I’ve been in a slump the past few weeks, but I’m starting to get out of it.”
Owen Seay indicated the greens were softer on Saturday, thanks.
“I had a good putt on No. 9, about 15 feet,” he said. “I’ve improved a lot this year with hitting fairways and greens.”
Big Rapids has the CSAA meet on Tuesday and the Cardinal Invitational on Friday.