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Balanced Adams golf team captures regional championship WITH PHOTO GALLERY

  • The Rochester Adams golf team celebrates after winning the Division 1 regional title Wednesday at Twin Lakes Golf Club in Oakland Township. The Highlanders shot a 318 to edge Utica Ford. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams' Bailey Adams chips onto the green during Wednesday's Division 1 golf regional at Twin Pines Golf Club. Adams shot an 80 to help his Highlanders capture a regional championship. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • The Stoney Creek boys finished third Wednesday and also qualified for the Division 1 state finals next week in East Lansing. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Rochester Adams topped the field at Twin Lakes Wednesday, advancing on to the Division 1 state finals along with Utica Ford and Stoney Creek. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)

Stoney Creek finishes third, also advances on to state finals

OAKLAND TWP. — Both Rochester Adams and Utica Ford had one end goal is sight Wednesday at the Division 1 golf regional at Twin Lakes Golf Club.

And that was to qualify for the state finals next weekend in East Lansing.

The Highlanders and Falcons both got it done, albeit in slightly different ways. Ford (319 team score) hopped on the back of senior standout Drew Tucci, who steamrolled the competition by firing a 71. Adams won the team championship, firing a 318, using an extremely balanced approach en route to the victory. Michael Costabile and Matt Moriwaki each carded 79s, while Bailey Adams and Jonathan Stanton were close behind with their rounds of 80.

“We don’t have what we call a ‘Superstar’, a player who goes low on this team,” Adams head coach Dan Picot said. “It’s kind of the first year we haven’t had someone who’s been a standout player that we could count on, so it’s a complete team effort.”

Ford did have that standout performance, and it couldn’t have come at a better time for Tucci and the Falcons. His round was six strokes clear of the next-best player. Tucci credited his home course (The Orchards) for preparing him for Wednesday’s windy conditions.

“I play in the win a lot. I know how to hit different shots,” said Tucci, who will be playing at the University of Detroit Mercy next year. “I just stayed within myself and I executed everything I needed to do (today). I adapted to it like have been doing all year.”

Bloomfield Hills’ Braedon Creal and L’Anse Creuse North’s Steven Wehby finished tied for second, each shooting a 77. Sterling Heights Stevenson’s Justin McCown was fourth with a 78. All three qualified individually.

Even Tucci was surprised by his wide margin of victory.

“Usually it’s my brother (Owen) who’s right there with me but he wasn’t there, and I thought there might have been one or two other people there, but there wasn’t,” Tucci said. “I think a lot of it (high scores) had to do with the pin placements. They were tough and I think a lot of players were aggressive. I didn’t play aggressive. I played smart for the most part.”

Owen Tucci did tie McCown for fourth place with his 78. Ryan Conway (81) and Peyton Thomas (89) also scored for the Ford.

Stoney Creek, which finished third with a score of 326, will be joining the Highlanders and Falcons next weekend on the state’s biggest stage at Forest Akers Golf Course. Kory Gabrielson (79), Ian Catallo (81), Rob Mooney (82) and Hunter Deutsch (84) helped the Cougars to a 326 team score.

L’Anse Creuse North was fourth with a 330 and Lake Orion rounded out the top five with a team score of 331.

Adams is making its second straight trip to the finals, while Ford (2015) and Stoney Creek (2013) return after having missed out last year.

“We shoot right between 77 and 80 (per player) all the time and that’s who we are,” said Picot, whose team finished 13th at last year’s finals. “We’ve played tough competition all year long and it has prepared us for a day like today. And the boys came through. I’m proud of them.”

Division 1 Golf Regional

(at Twin Lakes Golf Club)

TEAM SCORES: Rochester Adams 318, Utica Ford 319, Stoney Creek 326, L’Anse Creuse North 330, Lake Orion 331, Bloomfield Hills 333, Romeo 334, Chippewa Valley 337, Macomb Dakota 337, Utica Eisenhower 337, Anchor Bay 342, Troy Athens 351, Troy 353, Sterling Heights Stevenson 358, L’Anse Creuse 358, Rochester 364, Utica 366, St. Clair Shores Lake Shore 372, Fraser 373, Sterling Heights NTS

TOP 10 INDIVIDUALS: 1. Drew Tucco, Utica Ford, 71; T2. Braedon Creal, Bloomfield Hills, 77; T2. Steven Wehby, L’Anse Creuse North, 77; T4. Justin McCown, Sterling /Stevenson, 78; T4. Owen Tucci, Utica Ford, 78; T6. Michael Costabile, Rochester Adams, 79; T6. Matt Moriwaki, Rochester Adams, 79; T6. Evan James, SCS Lake Shore, 79; T6. Kory Gabrielson, Stoney Creek, 79; T10. Bailey Adams, Rochester Adams, 80; T10. Jonathan Stanton, Rochester Adams, 80; T10. Gio Procopio, SCS Lake Shore, 80; T10. Adam Schornak, Dakota, 80; T10. Dillon McCallum, Lake Orion, 80; T10. Noah Winters, Romeo, 80

Last Updated: 5/31/2017 10:12:24 PM EST


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