The Lakota West Firebirds Capture First GMC Title in 14 Years

The last time the Lakota Werst Firebirds stepped into the GMC spotlight with a league championship, the year was 2009.  After a 14 year hiatus, the Firebirds rose to the occasion against an outstanding field of league competitors to claim the coveted conference crown. With Walden Ponds Golf Course as the setting, Lakota West turned in a two-day team total of 597 to best "sister school" Lakota East by 3 strokes (600). Led by Sophomore Toku Fujiwara's medalist performance (70-73=143), Coach Chris Conway's contingent led "wire to wire" (293-304=597) to bring home the title.

Complete Boys Tournament Results: GMC Boys Golf Tournament Results - Baumspage

2023 GMC Boys Golf Champions  Lakota West Firebirds

(Photo compliments of Lakota West Athletic Department)

DICK'S Sporting Goods Honors GMC Boys Golf Achievers

With the 2023 GMC Boys Golf Tournament now in the books, DICK'S Sporting Goods pauses to honor special golf achievements in the Greater Miami Conference. After a 13 year absence at the top (2009-10) of the ever competitive GMC, the Lakota West Firebirds, led by Head Coach Chris Conway and GMC medalist Toku Fujiwara, reclaimed the coveted conference title, breaking a three-year stranglehold by the Mason Comets. 

Based upon his consistent leadership over the years and bringing the league title back to Lakota West, his fellow GMC Head Coaches have selected Chris Conway as the "GMC Coach of the Year".  This is Coach Conway's second such league "COY" honor.

Chris Conway - Lakota West "GMC Coach of the Year"

(Photo compliments of Lakota West SID Darren Walters)

Based on an outstanding tournament, composed of two stellar rounds of 70 and 73 producing a league best 143 stroke total, Toku Fujiwara brought home the hard earned medalist honors in the GMC Tournament. Toku edged Thomas Niere from Mason who posted an outstanding 71-74 for a two day total of 145, just 2 strokes off the winner's circle.  Even though only a sophomore, this is Toku Fujiwara's second year as an elite first team All-GMC performer.  Needless to say, Lakota West's golfing future looks bright!

Toku Fujiwara - Lakota West Firebirds   "GMC Golfer of the Year"

(Photo compliments of Lakota West SID Darren Walters)

GMC Boys Golf Championships Set For September 19th and September 20th

Welcome to the 2023 GMC Boys Golf Tournament to be played at Walden Ponds Golf Course on Tuesday, Sept. 19, and Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023. Six golfers per team will be playing with the first tee times at 8:30 AM both days. We will be using Golf Genius for live scoring for the fans again this year.  The Mason Comets are the three time defending conference champions.

Sycamore's Girls Golf Team Wins Second Straight GMC Title

The Sycamore Aviator girls golf program continued their GMC dominance by winning their second consecutive league title. Placing 6 golfers within the top 13 finishers, the Aves ran away with the title over second place Lakota West.

Exhibiting strength throughout their lineup, the Aviators turned in an impressive set of scores that simply overwhelmed the rest of the field.   Led by Eva Becerril (133), along with Caroline Thompson (144), Jenna Dejonckheere (146), Sonali Singla (152), Yeonhwa Jung (166) and Isabella Golin (170), this group turned in a two-day team score of 575 to easily outdistance a Lakota West squad (647).

Complete GMC Tournament results: Girls GMC Tournament Results - Baumspage

Additional congratulations to Aviator Head Coach Matt Starr, who was recognized by his peers as the GMC "Coach of the Year" for 2023.

Sycamore Aviators - 2023 GMC Champions

(Photo compliments of Sycamore Athletic Department) 

DICK'S Sporting Goods Salutes GMC Girls Golf Standouts

DICK'S Sporting Goods appreciates the accomplishments in GMC Girls Golf.  In the Greater Miami Conference Championships just completed at Walden Ponds Golf Course, Lakota East's Clare Yeazell took home medalist honors with a two-round total of 132 (65 + 68) to best Sycamore's Eva Becerril by a scant one stroke at 133.  One the team side of the links,  Head Coach Matt Starr's Sycamore Aviators brought home their second consecutive GMC title with a 575 stroke two-day team total.   

In recognition of their achievements GMC Head Coaches have selected Clare Yeazell (Lakota East) as the GMC "Golfer of the Year" and Head Coach Matt Starr (Sycamore) as the GMC "Coach of the Year".

Clare Yeazell - Lakota East     GMC "Golfer of the Year

(Photo compliments of East SID Dan Hilen)

Matt Starr - Sycamore     GMC "Coach of the Year"

(Photo provided by Sycamore Athletic Department)