A championship was not to be for the Farmington Hills Mercy golfers, but the Marlins still finished as one of the best teams in the state.
Mercy was sixth among 15 teams in the girls Division 1 tournament, posting a two-day score of 690 at Bedford Valley Golf Course in Battle Creek.
East Kentwood won the team title by 22 strokes over Lake Orion, 643-665. Dearborn (671), Novi (675) and Davison (682) placed ahead of the Marlins.
“After not going (to the state meet) last year, that was a good improvement,” Mercy coach Vicky Kowalski said.
“We shot our normal scores. We had 346 and 344 and that’s pretty much the average for us. We just didn’t shoot the outstanding scores we sometimes had this year like 335.