Kate Brody ♦ Grand Blanc
Golf ♦ Junior
The matchup of past Division 1 individual champions this weekend at The Meadows at Grand Valley State may be the most compelling of many storylines heading into this weekend’s Lower Peninsula Girls Golf Finals. The preview came during the Oct. 4 Regional at Davison Country Club – and Grand Blanc junior Kate Brody showed again why she’s been one of the most acclaimed high school golfers in the state from her first step on the course as a freshman.
Brody – the reigning Division 1 Finals champion – shot a 5-under-par 67 to outpace by four strokes Okemos senior Allison Cui, who won the Division 2 championship in 2020 and Division 1 in 2019. That Regional victory came a week after an impressive run of two tournament wins in two days, when she fired a 77 to win the Saginaw Valley League championship at The Fortress in Frankenmuth and the next day shot a 68 at Warwick Hills to top the leaderboard at the Grand Blanc Invitational.
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Sept. 23: Riley Hough, Hartland cross country - Report
Sept. 16: Josie Bloom, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep volleyball - Report
PHOTOS courtesy of the Brody family.
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Below is this week's segment – Animal Interference - Listen
In golf – it’s common to hear about birdies, eagles, maybe even an albatross. Or in my case, a snowman. But what if an actual animal interferes with your ball while in play?
There are two kinds of interference.
The first involves a ball still in motion. If you are putting and a squirrel darts out and stops or redirects your putt, you simply get a do-over from the original spot.
Off the green, if a moving ball is stopped or re-directed, you play the ball from where it ultimately stops.
If your ball is stopped and a seagull picks it up and carries it off – you just replace the ball to its original spot and proceed.
It doesn’t happen often, but now you know how to deal with squirrels and seagulls … in addition to birdies and eagles.
(PHOTO by Gary Shook.)