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MI State High School Tournament - Controversy


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#1 spartan6910

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:40 PM

Two teams seem to have....ahem....exceeded expectations in their regional tournament en route to a showing in the state final tournament.  I'll let the article and the final standings do the talking. All I'll say is....wow.

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 04:40 PM

Something's amiss.  Surely there were parents keeping the scores of their kids and opponents.

This is not the last we'll hear on this.

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 07:02 PM

View PostBob Cat, on 10 June 2018 - 04:40 PM, said:

Something's amiss.  Surely there were parents keeping the scores of their kids and opponents.

This is not the last we'll hear on this.

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If both teams conspired to “improve” each other’s scores, maybe the players were able to act alone. Do parents really walk the course and keep score, especially for these two teams that likely didn’t win a single tourney?

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 07:33 AM

Cheating in junior golf...who would have thought?  lol

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 09:50 AM

Pretty sure the two schools that "cheated" practice together and share the same home course.

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 09:58 AM

Wow.... those scores in the tournament proper. Not a team that could drop -4

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 08:46 AM

View PostBertGA, on 10 June 2018 - 07:02 PM, said:

View PostBob Cat, on 10 June 2018 - 04:40 PM, said:

Something's amiss.  Surely there were parents keeping the scores of their kids and opponents.

This is not the last we'll hear on this.

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If both teams conspired to “improve” each other’s scores, maybe the players were able to act alone. Do parents really walk the course and keep score, especially for these two teams that likely didn’t win a single tourney?

The only way that they would have been able to do this is if their schools were the only ones in their group, which is unlikely. Typically there is at least 3 players per group and they are all from different schools.

Edited by LoganHecky, 01 August 2018 - 08:47 AM.

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 08:51 AM

View PostLoganHecky, on 01 August 2018 - 08:46 AM, said:

View PostBertGA, on 10 June 2018 - 07:02 PM, said:

View PostBob Cat, on 10 June 2018 - 04:40 PM, said:

Something's amiss.  Surely there were parents keeping the scores of their kids and opponents.

This is not the last we'll hear on this.

Judgement reserved.

If both teams conspired to “improve” each other’s scores, maybe the players were able to act alone. Do parents really walk the course and keep score, especially for these two teams that likely didn’t win a single tourney?

The only way that they would have been able to do this is if their schools were the only ones in their group, which is unlikely. Typically there is at least 3 players per group and they are all from different schools.

Not unlikely at all in High School golf.  If there are 5 teams in the tournament, two teams will be paired together as two's in each group.  There are districts in Florida that only have 4 teams.  They pair them as two and two.

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Posted 01 August 2018 - 09:33 AM

Pretty obvious once you see their tournament scores they cheated in the qualifiers. The question is, why post such low scores in the qualifier? Making it so obvious. Why not +10 or something and not -4?

Edited by irvtrain, 01 August 2018 - 12:00 PM.


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Posted 01 August 2018 - 05:34 PM

View Postheavy_hitter, on 01 August 2018 - 08:51 AM, said:

View PostLoganHecky, on 01 August 2018 - 08:46 AM, said:

View PostBertGA, on 10 June 2018 - 07:02 PM, said:

View PostBob Cat, on 10 June 2018 - 04:40 PM, said:

Something's amiss.  Surely there were parents keeping the scores of their kids and opponents.

This is not the last we'll hear on this.

Judgement reserved.

If both teams conspired to “improve” each other’s scores, maybe the players were able to act alone. Do parents really walk the course and keep score, especially for these two teams that likely didn’t win a single tourney?

The only way that they would have been able to do this is if their schools were the only ones in their group, which is unlikely. Typically there is at least 3 players per group and they are all from different schools.

Not unlikely at all in High School golf.  If there are 5 teams in the tournament, two teams will be paired together as two's in each group.  There are districts in Florida that only have 4 teams.  They pair them as two and two.

Article clearly states they played in 3 some with the third team also shooting lower than their average.


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Posted 26 August 2018 - 10:13 PM

We saw some cheating in middle school golf but the cheating at the high school level has been worse. Some kids/parents will do anything to win.
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