Prep Golf: WIC girls win Hancock Invite

HOUGHTON – West Iron County’s girls won the Hancock Invitational at Portage Lake Golf Course.

Houghton boys placed first with a team score of 339. West Iron County took second with 340 and Calumet came away with 345 for third place.

WIC girls, led by a 98 from Tori Bociek, shot a 438 to beat Ontonagon 441 and Houghton 466. Medalist Payton Dube of Hancock carded a 75.

West Iron County sophomore Nate Thomson medaled for the boys with a score of 75. He tallied a 39 on the first nine holes.

“I had a good front nine,” Thomson told The Mining Gzette. “(I had a) couple bad holes. The long par three on the back nine was a tough green, so I took a double there and bounced back with a birdie on 18. The front nine always plays a little harder, but I just kept going and finished with a pretty solid score.

“My short game (went) very well today. Other than that, I thought the greens putted very nice. We’ve had two meets so far. The warm weather plays a huge effect into it. You’re not cold (and) your swing is more loose then it would be if you played in the cold.”