After being denied a championship celebration a year ago, Farmington Hills Mercy played the role of spoiler and had it this year in the Catholic League girls golf tournament.
The Marlins crushed pre-meet favorite Macomb Lutheran North's hopes for a victory by winning the team title Monday at Edgewood Country Club in Commerce Township.
"Last year, we were the favorite going in, and Ladywood snuck up and beat us," Mercy coach Vicky Kowalski said. "This year, Lutheran North was the favorite, and we snuck up and beat them.
"I was talking with Lutheran North coach Lori Gill, and she said, 'I guess it's not a good idea to be a favorite.' Our girls played really well today."