Renaissance boys repeat as PSL golf champs, win fifth-straight title
By Harry M. Anderson, Jr.
Special to the Michigan Citizen
DETROIT — For the fifth consecutive year, Renaissance High captured the Detroit Public School League Boys Golf Championship. Held May 23 at the Palmer Park Golf Course, the Phoenix, coached by Harry Kennedy, had a combined low score of 189 to clinch the title outright. Southeastern took second with a score of 208, followed by King (251), Southwestern (258), Henry Ford (289), Denby (293), Osborn (295) and Crockett Tech (297).
The individual winner was Jameel Lockhart of Renaissance. The senior shot a nine-hole 38 to win the championship meet. There was a three-way tie for second as fellow Phoenix golfer John Elrod, Devin Hill of Mumford and Wilborne Kelly of King each shot a score of 45 points. Finishing tied for fifth were Jamil Hague of Renaissance and DeMarcus Tipton of Southeastern with a score of 46. Jaylon Ganson of Renaissance was seventh with a score of 60.
“I have a young team in terms of how long they’ve been playing,” Kennedy said. “But they’re very committed.
“As a team, they’re always prepared and they have demonstrated that on the course.”