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2014 All-News-Herald golf team PHOTO GALLERY

  • Nick Bonamici-Grosse Ile
  • Nick Sanscrainte-Cabrini
  • Nick DaBrowa-Trenton
  • Patrick Hesson-Carlson
  • Trevor Monaco - Woodhaven
  • Stephen Mehr-Grosse Ile-
  • Tyler Olson-Huron
  • Chris Hass- Riverview
  • Adam Kopp-Grosse Ile
  • Trent Olson-Huron
  • Brendan Meadows-Carlson
  • Grady Bennett - Grosse Ile
  • Christian Mercure - Trenton
  • Michael Mayberry- Flat Rock
  • Jalen Teifer-Trenton
  • Matt Simone - Grosse Ile
  • Mitch Wendell - Grosse Ile

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Jalen Teifer, Trenton- Teifer was a team co-MVP for the Trojans this season as well as the Downriver League Champion. The senior was a major contributor to the team’s success this season, earning four top-10 spots in tournaments and helping the team win the Huron and Jefferson invitationals as well as the Downriver League title. In the DRL, Teifer was the top point man for the Trojans. “As a coach, I couldn’t ask for more from a senior player,” Coach Steve Burks said.

Nick Sanscrainte, Cabrini. The senior ended the season as the captain and top player on the Monarchs. He won the News-Herald Invitational and won the Division 2 CHSL championship. He led Cabrini to a 5-2 league record with a 39 average. He was offered and accepted a scholarship to Sienna Heights for his upcoming college career. “He is the best golfer ever to come out of our high school,” Cabrini Coach Kevin Logan said.

Michael Mayberry, Flat Rock. The senior had a nine-hole average of 40.7 and an 18-hole average of 83. Mayberry won in a playoff at Districts. He shot a season-best round to qualify at Regionals. “Micheal is a very dedicated and mature athlete,” said Flat Rock coach Jeffrey Potratz. “While running track at the same time as playing golf, his practice time was limited early on in the year. His on course demeanor is fantastic. Nothing seems to bother him, which is a good trait for a golfer to have. With his steady improvement he has the potential to be a really good golfer at the next level.”

Nick DaBrowa, Trenton- DaBrowa earned All Downriver League honors in his junior season and finished seventh at the annual News Herald meet. At the Bedford invite, he helped the Trojans finish second by shooting a 74. “Nick was a big part of an undefeated season for the Trojans in league play this season,” Coach Steve Burks said. “As a senior next season, Nick will help lead a young and talented team become tournament ready for the 2015 season.”

Trevor Monaco, Woodhaven. The senior was All-Downriver League selection and was a medalist at Districts. He averaged 39.5 in dual meets and 80.5 in tournament play. “It was a pleasure working with Trevor the past three years,” said coach Mike Krogel. “He was our most consistent player this year. Trevor's focus and ability to bounce back from an errant shot or missed putt contributed greatly to his success this year.”

Nick Bonamici, Grosse Ile. The junior was Grosse Ile's No. 1 player this season and will captain the team during the 2015 season. Bonamici takes his golf very seriously, often practicing until dark. “While Nick thrives on competition, he always wants to play against the best players available and he is one of the most level headed players I've coached,” said GI Coach Charles Butler. “Nick keeps his emotions in check when others might be frantic.” Bonamici has played qualifying rounds for the Michigan Amateur and the U.S. Amateur and will be playing college golf after he graduates from GI.

Brendan Meadows, Gibraltar Carlson. The sophomore finished as the No. 2 golfer in the Downriver League, finishing with a 39.9 average. His low score was 35 for nine holes and 75 for 18 holes. He was First Team All-Downriver and First Team All-Monroe County. “Brendan is a great player who is very good around the greens,” said Carlson coach Rocco Giorgi. “He typically gets up and down from anywhere around the green. The best short game player I have coached as well as incredibly consistent. He’s a great player and student with a lot of potential being so young.”

Tyler Olson, NB Huron. The senior was selected First Team All-State for the third consecutive year. He finished in the top 10 in every tournament, winning twice. He was First Team All-League and took fourth at the state championships. He will play golf at Madonna University alongside former Huron Golfer Nick Corbeil. “Tyler is an exceptional athlete,” said Huron coach Martin Salazar. “His ball striking and on-course attitude is what makes him a great player.”

Patrick Hesson, Gibraltar Carlson High School. The sophomore finished with All Downriver League first-team honors. He posted low scores of 38 for nine holes and 76 for 18 holes. “Patrick is a great young player,” said Carlson coach Rocco Giorgi. “He has an all-around good game. He is a great player, student with a ton of potential.”

Trent Olson, NB Huron. The junior was selected All-State honorable mention for the first time. He finished in the top 10 at seven out of eight tournaments and was Medalist at the Wayne County Championships. He was First Team All-League. “Trent is a tireless worker and very coachable athlete,” said Huron coach Martin Salazar. “He has a great attitude for golf. He is also an exceptional athlete.”

Adam Kopp, Grosse Ile. The sophomore played the No. 2 spot in 2014 and was one of Grosse Ile’s most consistent golfers all season. “He always has a level attitude and is highly competitive,” said GI Coach Charles Butler. “He knows what he is capable of on the golf course and stays focused on the goals he sets for himself.” Kopp has a variety of athletic interests however golf is his passion.

Chris Hass, Riverview. The senior had a tournament average of 80 and placed in top 10 in four tournaments. He was selected First Team All Huron League. “Chris pushes himself to improve everyday while still enjoying the game,” said Riverview coach Dan Mercure. “He is willing to help teammates improve their game. He was a pleasure to coach.”

Chris Mercure, Trenton- In his junior season, Mercure earned All Downriver League honors as finished seventh for the Trojans at the annual News Herald meet. He shot a 75 at the Bedford invite to help his team shoot a 304 low score for the season. At the DRL championships, Mercure finished fifth. “Chris had a strong junior season, improving in all aspects of his game,” Coach Steve Burks said. “He received the coach’s award for Trenton for his hard work and dedication on and off the course. He will be a strong player for Trenton next season.”

Mitch Wendell, Grosse Ile- Wendell was a big part of Grosse Ile’s success this season. At the annual News Herald meet, he shot an 83 for a 14th place finish. At the MHSAA state meet, he shot a 97 each day for a two-day combined score of 194.

Grady Bennett, Grosse Ile- Bennett helped his Red Devils to an 11th place team finish at the MHSAA state finals this season. At the two-day meet, he shot a 93 the opening day and a 91 the second for a 184 total at the outing.

Stephen Mehr and Matt Simone, Grosse Ile- Mehr and Simone traveled to the MHSAA state meet with Grosse Ile and helped the Red Devils come home with an 11th place team finish. The two combined for a 179 total; 90 on the first day and 89 on the second.

Last Updated: 8/5/2014 9:29:09 PM EST