J-L GOLF 2018

Chrencik avoids 'trouble swings,' Cardinals win NWGC match at Rogers City

J-L Golf News

The J-L Golf team kept their conference championship hopes alive by winning their four team match on 5/16 shooting a team score 204.  Joey Chrencik took first place with a one over par 37, Ezra Gascho 6th with a 52 and Joe Perry 12th with a 57. 
In the 5/17/19 Quad match in Mackinaw City the golf team took second place with the team score of 225. 

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Jordan Crane shot a PR. 
The golf team competes tonight at home (Treetops).  Dismiss them at 2:30

Chrencik avoids 'trouble swings,' Cardinals win NWGC match at Rogers City
By Brandon Folsom - Gaylord Herald Times

The weather hasn't been great, but those extra practice rounds are paying off for Joey Chrencik.

The Johannesburg-Lewiston junior shot 1-over-par 37 to become the individual medalist Thursday at Rogers City Country Club. The Cardinals carded 204 as a team to beat the host Hurons, Gaylord St. Mary and Fairview in the North Woods Golf Conference match.

"We've been talking about how he makes about two swings during the course of the round that put him in a bit of trouble," said J-L coach Curt Chrencik, Joey's father. "So we talked to him about not making a couple of those swings that add three or four strokes to his score and put him in the low 40s vs. the high 30s.

"He had maybe one trouble swing today. Other than that, he put himself on the green, around the green and made pars. He was consistent, and he's been working hard."

Coach Chrencik said Joey has stayed after practice to walk an extra nine or 18 holes. He's also worked on the weekends when the team doesn't have practice or an invitational it's competing in.

"He's really focused, and he has taken it on himself to be a steward of the game," Coach Chrencik said. "It's really paying off."

Also scoring for the Cardinals, who battled tough weather early on, were Ezra Gascho with 52, Joe Perry with 57, Zeek Lindbert and Keegan Kellogg each with 58 and Joe Hoy with 64.

"It was cold and raining," Coach Chrencik said. "An hour in, the sun tried to kick out, and it got better as it went on. We were supposed to play at 4 p.m., but we bumped it to 1 p.m. to beat the storm. But that's what everyone in northern Michigan is playing through. Just crappy, cold weather. You just have to muscle through it."

Tristan Glasby shot 48 to place third individually and lead the Snowbirds, who shot 234 as a team and took third place. Johne Burkhardt shot 53, followed by Megan Loffer with 64, Mac Milne with 70 and Brooke Stevens with 74.

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J-L Golf 2019

Chrencik takes 1st, Cardinals soar at NWGC match
By Brandon Folsom - Gaylord Herald Times

Johannesburg-Lewiston’s Joey Chrencik carded 4-over-par 40 to become the individual medalist during a North Woods Golf Conference match Tuesday at Michaywe Pines.

The Cardinals shot 211 as a team to tie for first place with Inland Lakes, while Mackinaw City shot 213 for third and St. Mary shot 232 for fourth.

Also helping J-L were Ezra Gascho (51 strokes), Zeek Lindbert (54), Joe Hoy (66), Keegan Kellogg (66) and Joe Perry (68).

Mackinaw City’s shot 43 for second individually, but St. Mary’s Tristan Glasby finished with 47 for third. Other Snowbirds golfing were Johne Burkhardt with 53, Mac Milne with 63, Claire Gilling with 69 and Brooke Stevens with 80.

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J-L Golf News
The J-L golf team took first place at yesterday's 4 team match. 
Inland Lakes was second, Mackinaw City third and Gaylord St Mary's fourth.
Joey Chrencik took first place individually, Ezra Gascho 5th, Zeek Lindbert 10th. 
Joe Hoy and Keegan Kellogg tied for 17th. 
Great job Team!

Is it finally Chrencik’s year?
By Brandon Folsom - Gaylord Herald Times

If it weren’t for St. Mary’s Noah Kole and Meisner, Chrencik would have been the NWGC individual champion by now. And it’s not going to get any easier for the J-L junior to win the crown this season either. He’ll have a target on his back, especially after everyone saw him take Meisner to a three-hole playoff to determine who was last year’s top golfer in the conference. Last spring alone, Chrencik was the individual medalist during three matches, placed top 20 in his regional and was the No. 1 scorer in the regular season in his conference. Hopefully, for him and the Cardinals, he can have another successful season and get that monkey off his back by winning it all in the NWGC. But St. Mary’s Glasby will be gunning for him as will a host of newcomers in the league. Perhaps this could be J-L’s year to win the league title, too. They lost PJ Bucy and Joe Bush to graduation, but they bring back four from last year’s squad. Aside from Chrencik, a second-teamer on our 2018 Dream Team, they return sophomore Ezra Gascho, who was probably the Cardinals’ highest riser by season’s end, sophomore Zeek Lindbert and junior Casandra Baur. A pair of juniors in Racheal Galehouse and Chloe House join the team this time around as well as freshmen Joe Hoy, Keegan Kellogg and Joe Perry (that’s three Joe's for Joburg this spring). Back in the golf carts again are coach Curt Chrencik and assistant Mark Peppin.

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2019 Johannesburg-Lewiston Golf Roster

Joey Chrencik - Junior
Casandra Baur - Junior
Racheal Galehouse - Junior
Chloe Johnson - Junior
Ezra Gascho - Sophomore
Zeke Lindbert - Sophomore
Joe Hoy - Freshman
Keegan Kellogg - Freshman
Joe Perry - Freshman

Coaches: Curt Chrencik & Mark Peppin




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Updated 5/20/19