The Farmington Hills Mercy golf team is making big strides late in the season and is planning for a peak performance next week in the Division 1 state tournament.
The Marlins and Livonia Stevenson tied for first place Wednesday in the regional event at Dearborn Country Club with four-player totals of 328.
The Spartans were awarded the team title, however, based on a fifth-person tiebreaker. Stevenson had a 91 and Mercy a 98.
"They beat us at Fox Hills, and they beat us at Glen Oaks. We tied them this time," Mercy coach Vicky Kowalski said. "We're making progress; we've closed the gap. Hopefully, next week we can get ahead of them."
The state meet will be played Oct. 14-15 at Forest Akers East on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing.