August 28, 2016
Michael Holtz | Golf
Holtz, a senior for the Marquette Catholic Explorer boys’ golf team, kicked off his final prep campaign in fine fashion.
On Aug. 16, Holtz finished second individually at the Alton Tee-Off Classic at Spencer T. Olin Golf Course. He fired a 72, which helped the Explorers secure the team title. They shot 298 as a team to outdistance Edwardsville (302).
Holtz had 11 pars and four birdies at the Alton Tee-Off Classic.
He followed that up by carding a 71 at the Madison County Tournament to share the small-school division individual title and tied for second overall. The Explorers turned in a 293 to successfully defend their small-school MadCo crown. They tied EHS, which also shot 293 and was the large-school division winner, for best overall.
“I hope this is a preview of what could be for us this season,” Holtz said of the Explorers. “It’s a confidence-booster for us to start the season this way. Everybody is playing well right now.”
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