1994 Golf team

  • Matthew Achatz
  • Jason Bednarek
  • Brian Bowman
  • Troy Dean
  • Brad Hitchings
  • Michael Leavitt
  • Ronald Miller
  • Coach Ross Green

The 1994 SC4 golf team started quite a run of success for the program.

The Skippers won the Michigan Community College Athletic Association championship, which wound up being the first of three straight under coach Ross Green.

SC4’s tournament performance was a dominant one, as they finished with a team score of 983 in the three-round tournament. Henry Ford CC was second with 1,008, while Mott was third at 1,010.

Sophomore Troy Dean and freshman Brian Bowman – who are both being inducted into the Skippers Athletics Hall of Fame as individuals – finished in the top two spots in the eight-team tournament. Dean finished first with a score of 235, while Bowman was second at 236. Each earned a spot on the All-Conference team for their efforts.

The Skippers also won the state tournament, and Bowman would go on to qualify for the National Junior College Athletic Association National Tournament.

Other members of the team were Michael Leavitt, Matthew Achatz, Jason Bednarek, Brad Hitchings and Ronald Miller.

Several of the team members made careers in the sport. Bowman is the PGA professional at the Port Huron Elk’s, Achatz is a caddy on the PGA Tour and Leavitt is the Superintendent at Kaufman Golf Course in Grand Rapids. Dean spent several years as the assistant golf pro at Port Huron Golf Club.

“They worked really hard,” Green said. “That team liked to practice, and they liked to do the things they needed to do to be good golfers. I really enjoyed the time I had with them.”