Host Knights second

NORWAY – L’Anse, behind medalist Tristan Leaf’s one-over par 73, captured the Norway Invitational boys golf meet Wednesday at Oak Crest Golf Course.

The Hornets registered a 331 in holding off the host Norway Knights, 335, in the 15-team test. Houghton, 336, snared third place while Iron Mountain and Negaunee shared fourth at 339.

Three other area teams crashed the top 10 – Niagara, sixth, 341; Kingsford, seventh, 343, and Forest Park, 10th, 355.

Leaf covered the front nine in par 36. The Hornets also tallied Raymond Miron and Brett Martinez, 84, and Andre Richards, 90.

Runner-up medalist Hunter Eichhorn of Carney-Nadeau shot a 76, completing the back nine in one-over par.

Iron Mountain’s Nate Markell placed third with a 77 and teammate Austin Blomquist added a 79. Four other golfers shot sub-80 rounds – Negaunee’s David Renaldi and Houghton’s Wyatt Liston, 78; Niagara’s TJ Liebergen and Norway’s Austin Hansen, 79.

Austin Waara’s 81, with a three-over on the back nine, paced West Iron. Iron Mountain’s Tony Ward opened with a 39 and finished with an 81.

Kingsford’s Derek Carpenter also shot 39 on the back nine for a Flivver best of 83. Kevin Stankewicz paced Forest Park with an 83.

Results follow:

Standings – 1. L’Anse 331; 2. Norway 335; 3. Houghton 336; 4. Negaunee and Iron Mountain 339; 6. Niagara 341; 7. Kingsford 343; 8. Calumet 346; 9. Hancock 346; 10. Forest Park 355; 11. West Iron County 365, 12. Westwood 375; 13. Carney-Nadeau 376; 14. Manistique 377; 15. Ishpeming 393; Gwinn NTS.

Iron Mountain – Austin Blomquist 79, Nate Markell 77, Tony Ward 81, Levi Verrette 102.

Ishpeming – Matt Kilberg 88, Cody Kugler 90, Joe Nault 106, John Tapio 109.

L’Anse – Tristan Leaf 73, Raymond Miron 84, Brett Martinez 84, Andre Richards 90.

Manistique – Josh Hentschell 98, Alex Anderson 85, DK Boyd 99, Tyler Tobin 95.

Negaunee – David Renaldi 78, Mike Wilber 83, Brett Argall 93, Andrew Icatona 85.

Niagara – TJ Liebergen 79, Colin Anderson 86, Zach Zychowski 87, Joey Coppens 89.

Calumet – Reese Lassila 81, Bryce Johnson 81, Austin Rilei 94, Kaden Kangas 90.

Carney-Nadeau – Hunter Eichhorn 76, Keenan Lampanen 102, Mason Linder 96, Devon Brand 102.

Forest Park – Mitchell Bal 89, Kevin Stankewicz 83, Brett Smithson 89, Steven West 94.

Gwinn – Matt Moilanen 87, Alex Morse 99, Phillip Robinson 112.

Hancock – Tanner Kearly 86, Kyle Hauswirth 86, Tony Fisher 82, William Lucier 92.

Houghton – Wyatt Liston 78, Brendan Longhini 87, Cole Hagwell 81, Tristan Foltz 90.

Norway – Justin Anderson 86, Mike Zygiel 88, Austin Hansen 79, Bryce Kelly 84.

West Iron County – Austin Waara 81, Riley Thomson 91, Max Maloney 99, Kyle Maki 94.

Westwood – Connor Mason 88, Eric Farley 100, Trevor Burke 87, Hunter Mahoski 100.

Kingsford – Nick Baldwin 88, Cole Michaud 88, Derek Carpenter 83, Luke Wahoviak 84.