2014

2014 CHS Varsity & JV Golfers 

Coach Daniel, Megan Sims, Sara Preston, Leah Petrick, Lauren Bonds, 

Abby Schreiner, Mikala Sims, Emily Veenhuis and Ariana Stewart

Comstock High School Fall 2014 Girl's Golf Roster

1. Ariana Stewart - 12 ***Captain

2. Megan Sims-12 ***Captain

3. Mikala Sims-11 **

4. Abby Schreiner-11 *

5. Sara Preston-11

6. Leah Petrick-10

7. Lauren Bonds-10

8. Emily Veenhuis-11

* denotes varsity letters earned


 

2014 CHS Girl's Golf Season Results

1. Wednesday, August 20th - Gull Lake Tournament @ Gull Lake View West  Par 72

  On a gorgeous day for golf, the 2014 CHS girl's varsity squad began their season shooting 426, placing 7th out of 13 teams, on a very tough Gull Lake View West course. Senior co-captain Ariana Stewart tied for 10th place shooting a 92, 2 strokes better than her score last year. Senior Co-captain Megan Sims also shot 2 strokes better than last year with a 93. Short game and approach shots seemed to be our issues today, but the experience gained was invaluable. Bring on GK!

1. Ariana Stewart     44/48 = 92  (ties for 10th)

2. Megan Sims 46/47 = 93 (birdie on hole #3)

3. Mikala Sims   55/56 = 111

4. Leah Petrick 61/69 = 130

5. Lauren Bonds   60/80= 140

Team Result = 426    7th/13

2. Thursday, August 21st - Greater Kalamazoo Tournament @ Stonehedge North Par 72

   On back to back perfect days for golf, the CHS Varsity golfers shot 26 strokes better than yesterday shooting a 400 placing 4th out of 10 teams representing the Greater Kalamazoo area.  Megan Sims improved by 1 stroke from last year's GK Tny with an 85 medaling in 6th place. Ariana Stewart also medals shooting a 92 placing 12th out of a field of 55. Nice to see Leah knock off 10 shots from yesterday's score! These two great opening events definitely prepared us well for what's to come!

1. Ariana Stewart     43/49 = 92   (5 pars)

2. Megan Sims         41/44 = 85   (7 pars)

3. Mikala Sims          52/57 = 109

4. Abby Schreiner     60/54 = 114 (1 par)

5. Sara Preston        55/59 = 114 (2 pars)

6. Leah Petrick         67/53= 120

Team Result = 400    4th/10

                      

Mikala, Megan, Ari, Abby, Sara & Leah           Megan shoots 85 and receives medal from Vix AD Mike Roy, 5th place!

 

         

    Ari also medals shooting 92.         2014 Top 15 High School female golfers in Kalamazoo!

       

 Ari, Maddie, Megan & Alyssa medal!      Today's competitors thank Lauren for her support!  Go COLTS!

3. Wednesday, August 27th @ CHS Meadows Challenge Tournament - GVSU the Meadows Golf Course Par 72

  After several months of planning, CHS GVSU Meadows Challenge finally came to fruition! Special thanks to Don Underwood and his terrific staff at the Meadows, for all their help and assistance in making this event at the D4 state championship venue a reality!  Weather was perfect again and led to some of the best scores of the young season, even on one of the toughest courses we will play this year! The team finished 3rd out of 5 strong teams shooting a 412.  Leading the way for the Colts was Ariana Stewart placing 4th overall shooting an 87 which featured birdies on holes #1 & 4. Teammate Megan Sims also medaled placing 7th,  firing a 90. Both players currently are tied with a 9 hole scoring average of 45.16.  Nice to see Mikala shoot a fine 48 on the tough back 9 at the Meadows!  Really feel like she is ready to go low soon!  She has worked so hard on her game, so have all the younger players. Can't wait to see what is ahead for this group!  We have the weekend off to recover and recooperate before September brings  a tough schedule!  GO COLTS!

1. Ariana Stewart   45/42 = 87 (4th) [2 birdies, 5 pars]

2. Megan Sims   46/44 = 90 (7th) [5 pars]

3. Mikala Sims 58/48 = 106  [4 pars]

4. Abby Schreiner 67/62 = 129 [1 par]

5. Sara Preston   73/67 = 140 [1 par]

6. Leah Petrick 75/84

Team Result  =  412   3rd / 5

Tournament Results:

1. Hackett   358

2. Frankenmuth   409

3. Comstock 412

4. Lansing Catholic 424

5. Farwell (only 3 players)

TOP 10:

MEDALIST:  Megan Watkins 78 Frankenmuth

2. Bria Colosky  83   FW

3. Lizzie Stull 84 HCP

4. Ariana Stewart  87  Com

  Carrie Radomsky  87  HCP

  Shayna Schneider  87  Frank

7. Megan Sims  90 Com

8. Erin Scott  91  HCP

9. Naomi Keyte 96  HCP

  Becca Radomsky  96  HCP

   

Top 10 pic Meadows Tny Champions- Hackett Catholic Prep

 

4. Tuesday, Sept. 2nd Match vs. Three Rivers @ Sauganash Golf Course  3:00 [front 9  par 36, 2415 yds

  The varsity girl's golf team competed in a dual at Three Rivers at Sauganash Golf Course on Tuesday and defeated the Wildcats shooting a SCHOOL RECORD 183. Senior Megan Sims shot the low score of the day with a 43 while sister Mikala fired her best 9 hole score of the year with a 44, birdieing #6. One back was teammate and senior captain Ariana Stewart with a 45. Also shooting her best score of the young season was Junior Abby Schreiner. Great job girls! Nice to see newcomer Emily Veenhuis hit some great shots out there today including a nice bogey on the hardest hole on the course, #6!

1. Ariana Stewart   45 [3 pars]

2. Megan Sims 43  [ 1 birdie #9, 2 pars]

3. Mikala Sims 44 [1 birdie #5, 2 pars]

4. Abby Schreiner 51 [1 par]

5. Sara Preston 57  [1 par]

TEAM TOTAL = 183  [SCHOOL 9 HOLE RECORD!]

JV

1. Leah Petrick 67

2. Emily Veenhuis  83

Friday, Sept. 5th  Teacher, Family & Friends Scramble @ Eastern Hills @ 3:30

The Annual Teacher, Family and Friends Scramble once again proved to be a popular and fun event with 8 teams and 32 players!  This year's winning team was Team Stewart (Ariana, dad Lee, mom Gerielle and Colleen Grueter, who made a birdie putt on #9) with a score of 31 or -4, taking second was Team Megan Stewart who tied at 31 but lost in the card readback as they had a par on the 4th toughest handicap hole.  Special thanks to all the teachers who played....Mr VanDis, Mr. Mutch, Coach House, Mrs. Dailey, Mrs. Grueter, Mrs. Ramsey and lots of friends and family including CHS legend Pat Ashby and my mom, Ginny Geary!  It is always great to get together and have fun out on the golf course and eat a great meal...thanks to all the parents for making all the food...especially Mindy Sims for organizing the after event potluck taco meal! Also thanks to Denise Phillipson for getting some of the prizes. Probably the biggest story of the night was us avoiding the HUGE STORM that hit just as we were finishing. I will never forget riding out in the golf cart yelling for Team Petrick and Veenhuis to GET OFF THE COURSE NOW, AS THE TORNADO WAS COMING! WOW... thank goodness we were all safe! We were a little wet and shook up but safe! 

5. Tuesday, Sept. 9th  KVA EVENT @ Eastern Hills w/ KCHR & HCP

In our first official KVA Event we hosted Hackett & Kal Christian on the front 9 at Eastern.  Hackett won the event shooting a 172, we took 2nd with a 200 and KCHR shot a 208. Leading the way for the Colts was Ariana who shot a 7 over par 43. Our JV girls also played in this event, with Lauren shooting her best score of the season with a nice 56!

1. Megan Sims 53

2. Ariana Stewart  43 [2 pars]

3. Mikala Sims 52

4. Abby Schreiner  52 [1 par]

5. Sara Preston  62

TEAM TOTAL = 200   2nd/3

JV Results

1. Leah Petrick 61

2. Lauren Bonds  56

3. Emily Veenhuis  76

KVA PICS:

           

Lauren lines up her putt.     Emily with good etiquette!   Leah nice backswing! Emily great follow thru & hold!

           

Sara nice turn & finish!   Lauren works on alignment.     Ari goes thru the process: line it up, tee it high let it fly!

Friday, Sept 12 Deb Dart JV Memorial Tny @ Hickory Ridge Blue Course

The JV Colt team hosted 8 teams in the 9th Annual Deb Dart Memorial JV Tny. The team took 4th place shooting a 219 and featured Emily Veenhuis breaking into the 50's for the first time in her Colt golf career Winning the event once again for the 3rd year in a row was St. Joe. It was a wonderful day dedicated to a wonderful woman taken from us WAY TOO SOON!  I am sure that Deb was looking down super proud of all the girl's participating on her golf course!  :]

1. Lauren Bonds   53

2. Sara Preston 53

3. Leah Petrick   54

4. Emily Veenhuis 59

TEAM TOTAL = 219 4th / 9

OVERALL RESULTS:

1. ST JOE  171

2. STURGIS  195

3. KAL CHRISTIAN  218

4. COMSTOCK 219

5. PORTAGE NORTHERN 220

6. OLIVET 224

7. BIG RAPIDS 228

8. SOUTH HAVEN 253

9. VICKSBURG   X

TOP TEN

1. MADDIE WRIGHT 42* STJ WON IN CARD READBACK

2. KATIE SCHMIDT 42  STJ

3. CLAIRE STEBBINS 43  STJ

4. KAYLEE SHARAI 44 STJ

  CLAIRE KAVANAUGH  44 PN

6. COURTNEY O'BRIEN 45  STURGIS

7. ELERI JOHANSEN   46  BR

8. RACHEL WEBB 47  STURGIS

9. REBECCA HERZOG  48 BR

10. LINDSAY HALL 49  PNHS

SUZAN ROACH  49  STURGIS

EVENT WINNERS:  LONGEST DRIVE #5: REBECCA HERZOG CTP #6 & LONGEST PUTT #9:  KATIE SCHMIDT

6. WED., SEPT 17TH MATCH VS. KCHRISTIAN @ Crestview Golf Course  [front 9 par 36, 2535 yards]

The varsity girl's golf team defeated KVA foe KCHR tonight on their home course shooting a 183 to tie the school record they set 2 weeks ago at Sauganash!  Going low for the Colts was Ariana Stewart with a season low 41! Every Colt player beat their KC opponent tonight, nice to see newcomer Emily Veenhuis shoot a 65!

Varsity Results: COMSTOCK WON  183-217

1. Ariana Stewart   41  (4 pars)

2. Megan Sims  43  (4 part)

3. Mikki Sims 49

4. Abby Schreiner  50  (1 par)

5. Lauren Bonds  53

TEAM TOTAL = 183   TIES SCHOOL RECORD

JV Results:

1. Leah Petrick   59  (2 pars)

2. Emily Veenhuis  65

7. Th., 9/18 KVA EVENT w/ Hackett & KChristian @ Milham Park GC   [back 9, par 37,  2606 yards]

1. Comstock 189

2. Hackett 197

3. KChristian 225

A win is a win, but Hackett did not have 3 of their best players...but WE WON, so we will take it!  Great weather and conditions put up some good scores with once again Ari leading the way as she was medalist tonight with a fine 43! Wonderful to see Lauren Bonds figure in the scoring with a terrific 50, her low 9 of the season on a really tough course. Proud of our efforts, continual focus and great attitudes on the course!  We are doing a great job of staying in the moment and leaving bad shots behind us. Really helping in our improvement and consistancy!  Way to go Colts!

TEAM RESULTS:

1. Ariana Stewart   43  (birdie #10, 2 pars)

2. Megan Sims   46  (2 pars)

3. Mikki Sims   53  (birdie #12)

4. Abby Schreiner  50 (1 par)

5. Lauren Bonds 50 (1 par)

TEAM TOTAL = 183  TIES SCHOOL RECORD  set 2 weeks ago at Sauganash!

JV Results:

1. Leah Petrick 61

2. Emily Veenhuis  71

8. MONDAY, SEPT 22ND TRI W/ MARSHALL & GULL LAKE @ Marshall CC

On a spectacular night for golf, the CC girl's traveled to a new course Marshall CC to take on 2 very tough opponents, Marshall and Gull Lake. The girls had their hands full as both of these teams are having great seasons and we were playing on an unfamiliar course that both of our opponents had played before!  The girls gave it their best effort but lost to both teams however, Megan Sims led the Colts with a 46. It was definitely a learning experience on an old style golf course!

TEAM RESULTS:

1. Ariana Stewart   47  [1 PAR]

2. Megan Sims 46  [3 PARS]

3. Mikala Sims 50 [2 PARS]

4. Abby Schreiner   58

5. Lauren Bonds   67

JV RESULTS:

Leah Petrick 75

Emily Veenhuis 74

TEAM TOTALS AND PLACE:

1. Marshall 180

2. Gull Lake   190

3. Comstock 201

9. Wednesday, Sept. 23rd KVA Event w/ HCP & KCHR @ Crestview GC

The girl's golf team shot a SCHOOL RECORD 181 but finished in 2nd place behind Hackett (167) today, however, we did beat Kalamazoo Christian (204) to secure a 2nd place finish in the KVA!  Low scorers for the Colts were seniors Megan Sims & Ari Stewart who both fired 44's. Junior Mikala Sims shot her season best 45 playing in the tough #1 spot and junior Abby Schreiner also shot her season best with a 48!  Nice to see Leah Petrick and Emily Veenhuis bounce back with low scores! 

TEAM RESULTS:

1. Mikala Sims 45 [3 PARS]

2. Abby Schreiner 48  [1 PAR]

3. Megan Sims 44  [2 PARS]

4. Ariana Stewart 44 [1 birdie #3, 2 pars]

5. Lauren Bonds 64

JV RESULTS:

Leah Petrick  54 [1 par]

Emily Veenhuis 63

TEAM TOTALS AND PLACE:

1. Hackett  167

2. Comstock 181

3. Kalamazoo Christian 204

10. Th., Sept. 25th Kate Kwasny Memorial Tournament @ Eastern Hills GC 18 holes

The Varsity CHS Team placed 3rd out of 6 teams competing in the 9th Annual CHS Kate Kwasny Memorial Tny this year! We had a new format as the tournament began at 10:00 and was increased to an 18 hole event! Gull Lake won this year's tny with a fine 367... BUT Comstock's Ariana Stewart was the overall medalist firing a 10 over par 82!  This was the 1st time since our inaugural event in 2007 that a Comstock player was medalist and a career best and school record for Ari! Senior Megan Sims also medaled shooting an 89 taking 5th place overall. It was a wonderful day remembering an amazing teacher, Kate Kwasny, who was taken from us way too soon!

TEAM RESULTS:

1. Megan Sims 89 [5 PARS]

2. Ariana Stewart 82 *MEDALIST! [7 PARS]

3. Mikala Sims DNP injured

4. Abby Schreiner 103 [2 PARS]

5. Lauren Bonds 112  [2 PARS]

6. Leah Petrick  120

TEAM TOTALS AND PLACE:

1. Gull Lake 367

2. Portage Northern 384

3. Comstock 386

4. Coldwater 392

5. BC Harper Creek  460

6. Niles  467

7. Martin (1 player)

Top 10 Results Individuals

Medalist 1. Ariana Stewart 82

2. Emma Dwyer- Coldwater   83

3. Morgan Janke-Wolff  - PNHS 87

4. Jenna Vandenberg - GLK   88

5. Megan Sims 89

6. Cydney Martell - GLK 90

7. Grace Beam - PHNS 94

Taylor Ramage - GLK   94

9. Riley Martell - GLK 95

10. Haley Linton - Coldwater 98

11. Wednesday, Oct 1 Hosting Wolverine Conference Teams @ Eastern Hills front 9

Playing its final home event of the season, the Comstock girls golf team shot a 187 to win its own jamboree Wednesday at Eastern Hills. Allegan finished second with a 215, followed by third-place Otsego with a 244. Megan Sims led the way for Comstock with a 42, but junior Abby Schreiner and sophomore Lauren Bond came up big for the Colts, Schreiner shot a 46 and Bond carded a 52, as both finished in Comstock's top four golfers. It was nice to have those girls step up. For Sims and fellow senior Ariana Stewart, who shot a 47, Wednesday was extra special, considering it marked the final home match of their careers. It was an emotional night for us! It's been a blessing and a joy to coach both of them for four years. The season isn't over as the Colts will compete in the Division 4 Regional on Oct. 10 at Silver Lake Country Club.

TEAM RESULTS:

1. Ari Stewart  47 

2. Megan Sims  42 *MEDALIST! [1 birdie #7, 2 PARS]

3. Abby Schreiner 46 [1 PAR]

4. Lauren Bonds 52

5. Leah Petrick 59

6. Emily Veenhuis  72

TEAM TOTALS AND PLACE:

1. Comstock 187

2. Allegan 215

3. Otsego 244

4. Vicksburg 247

5. Plainwell (only 3 players)

Top 10 Results Individuals

Medalist 1. Megan Sims  42

2. Hanley Truhn - V  45

3. Abby Schreiner 46

4. Ariana Stewart  47

  Anna Southwick - A  47

6. Lauren Bonds  52

  Kara Dangremond - A 52

8. Sadie Clark - A  54

9. Abby Owens -O  58

10. 3 players with 59:  Leah Petrick, Kayla Kosher-O, Madison Prebenda - V

12. Friday, Oct. 10th,  Regionals hosted by GR Northpointe Christian @ Silver Lake CC

[par 72  5262  rating 71.2/ slope 120]

The Varsity girls golf team traveled an hour and 20 minutes north to Silver Lake CC in Rockford to compete in the D4 #17 Regional and placed 4th out of 12 teams shooting a 393. Megan Sims placed 5th overall with an 86 featuring a birdie on par 5 #4 and qualified for State Finals once again!  Also qualifying was Ariana Stewart who started out slow but came back strong on the inward 9 to fire a 42 and 92 overall!  Great to have both seniors going to state together.  It was our lowest regional score by 1 stroke over last year and would have been good enough in every other D4 Regional in the state to qualify our team, BUT unfortunately, we are in the toughest region in the STATE and as they say...IT IS WHAT IT IS!  Great season for the team, and so happy to once again have COLT PLAYERS AT THE STATE D4 FINALS AT GVSU! 

GO COLTS! 

TEAM SCORE = 393 4TH PLACE

TEAM RESULTS:

1. Ariana Stewart 50/42 = 92 [ 5 pars ] (9th overall)

2. Megan Sims 43/43= 86  [1 birdie #4, 4 pars]  (5th overall)

3. Mikala Sims 50/49= 99  [ 4 pars]

4. Abby Schreiner  62/60 = 122

5. Lauren Bonds 64/52 =  116

 

REGION #17 TEAM OVERALL PLACES:

1. HACKETT   361

2. GR NORTHPOINTE CHRISTIAN 366

3. GR WEST CATHOLIC   368

4. COMSTOCK 393

5. LANSING CATHOLIC 413

6. GRANDVILLE CALVIN CHRISTIAN  428

7. KALAMAZOO CHRISTIAN 434

8. PORTLAND 437

9. ST JOE LAKE MICH CATHOLIC  460

10. ST. JOE LM LUTHERON 506

11. DOWAGIAC  551

12. MARTIN

13. Friday, Oct. 17 & Sat., Oct 18th  MHSAA D4 STATE FINALS @ GVSU- the MEADOWS GC

On day 1 of the D4 Girl's Golf State Finals, Comstock's Ariana Stewart and Megan Sims not only battled the top golfers in the state, but a tough GVSU course and mother nature!

Several of the tees where pushed back to lengthen the course and on a cold, windy day that made scoring a real challenge!  Ariana opened up on Hole #2 playing with Grace Zimmerman from Almont & Hayley Cooper from East Jackson. Ari started out strong with a par and ended up shooting a 44 on the front 9 but ran into some trouble on the back finishing with a 49 coming in for a day 1 total of 93, where she had 5 pars on the day. This put her into 23rd position after day 1.

Megan started her first round on hole #4 opening up with a par. Her playing partners where Alayna Kersten from Lutheran Northwest and Bria Colosky from Farwell. Megan had a tough first day, grinding out at 48 on the front and a 47 on the back, finishing with only 4 pars on the day!  Dissappointing with her 29 position in the field, but ...Tomorrow is another day! 

Day 2 saw improved weather conditions and tees, as the sun shined and the distance was shortened on several holes! So scoring possibilities were out there... It was still cold but not as windy!  Ariana began the day on Hole #4 and played with Abbie Alfree from WM Christian and Bria Colosky from Farwell. Ari opened nicely with a 43 and struggled on the back again with a 49. Finishing with 5 pars and in the top 25 in the state with a respectable 23rd position!  Same spot as last year, ironically! 

Megan made the most of her 2nd day... and after a disappointing first day came out with a new and better attitude! She played with Haley Cooper from East Jackson and Fallon Gates from Manistee. Megan started on hole #4 and opened up with a double only to bounce back and birdie hole #8 and went out with a 42!  She followed up that great play by coming in with a 43 to card a fine 85!  Terrific 10 shot improvement from day 1!  WOW... that moved her all the way up to 20th in the state!  

It was a great and memorable weekend! One I am sure Ari and Megan their families and our team will never forget!  Being at the State Finals and competing is a true honor and takes a ton of work to get there and to be amongst the best in the state is a direct correlation to how much time these young ladies have put in to be at that level! They should be so proud of what they accomplished this year!  It has been an honor to coach these 2 outstanding players 4 for the last 4 years. I am so proud of what they have done! 

It was another outstanding women's golf season here at Comstock. I am so thankful for such wonderful student-athletes and parents!  Thanks to all who contributed to make this season such a memorable and rewarding experience! Special thanks to Gerielle and Lee Stewart and all their support over the past 4 years. Once again to Papa for helping out with transportation and to our great Athletic Director Justin Ansel for all his help along with his secretary Shirley Doorlag!

We have a lot of talent coming back, but it will once again take a lot of work in the off season and this summer to prepare for next year!  Thanks again everyone and GO COLTS!  FIRE UP FOR 2015