Brandi Kautz signs her letter of intent with Northwood as her mom Susie, sisters Jesse and Tyler, and dad Devin look on.

ALMONT — Almont girls’ golf standout Brandi Kautz signed a letter of intent to continue her playing days with Northwood’s squad recently.

This past fall Kautz attracted their attention by averaging 83.1 per 18-hole round for Almont.

She shot her best score, a 75, en route to medalist honors at the Blue Water Area Conference Championship.

Holly Meadows Golf Course, in Capac, served as the tournament venue.

Kautz also earned medalist honors among 42 participants at a Washtenaw Golf Club-based Division 4 regional as well.

She also ranked fifth with an 86 during the Lapeer Tuneup at Lapeer Country Club; attained fifth medalist status among 107 contestants with an 81 at the Division 4 state finals hosted by Forest Akers West Golf Course in East Lansing; was fifth with an 80 during the Fourth Annual Byron Eagles Fall Shootout at Hunter’s Ridge in Howell; tied for 10th of 72 competitors with an 82 during the Troy Invitational at Twin Lakes Golf Course; plus added a 37th out of 72 participants at the Lady Falcon Invite at Stony Creek Metropark.

She wrapped up her senior season as an All-Blue Water Area Conference (she was voted the League MVP) and All-State selection.

Kautz was also an All-Blue Water Area Conference first team choice her sophomore and junior campaigns.

As a junior, Kautz was named her conference’s MVP.

This was her fourth season on Almont’s squad.

Kevin Kissane

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.