ALMONT — Almont had two of their players recognized when the Michigan High School Golf Coaches Association announced their Division 4 All-State lineup recently.

Almont golf standouts Jesse Hellebuyck (L) and Brandi Kautz (R) were honored at the state level recently.

Senior Brandi Kautz, who tied for fifth medalist honors at the state finals, was a first team selection.

In addition to that, Kautz also earned Academic All-State accolades. She posted a grade point of 3.85 or above to secure that accomplishment.

Senior Jesse Hellebuyck, who finished 11th at the state finals, was the other Almont player recognized. Hellebuyck landed a spot on the honorable mention portion of the Division 4 All-State lineup.

Kautz and Hellebuyck are joined on the squad by:

First team- Megan Brown, Montague; Sydney Buchanan, Royal Oak Shrine; Orianna Bylsma, Montague; Sara Hauptz, St. Catherine of Wixom; Georgette Kersman, North Muskegon; Sabrina Langerak, Northpointe Christian; Emma Lantis, Durand; Amanda Melling, Lansing Catholic; Jacque O’Neill, Harbor Springs; and Kamryn Shannon, Michigan Center.

Honorable mention- Annika Berg, Onsted; Meg Christian, Kalamazoo Hackett; Kayla Collins, Northpointe Christian; Mackenzie Goudreau, Montague; Ashley Hilderly, Jackson Lumen Christi; Colleen McNally, Kalamazoo Hackett; Jaime Metzger, Onsted; Gabriella Moreau, Montague; Madde Skeel, Shepherd; Sailor Somerville, Lansing Catholic; Katie Unger, Montague; and Taylore Wilson, Harbor Springs.

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.