Golfer Jake Kieronski wins MCCAA State Tournament Again!

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HFC Golfer Jake Kieronski wins MCCAA State Tournament for a second year in a row!

Jake Kieronski, a member of the HFC golf team, won the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) Individual Championship title for the second consecutive year at the MCCAA State Tournament at Elks Lodge in Port Huron on May 10.

“I put in a lot of work. It was a mild winter, so I was able to get out and golf as much possible. I made a few swing changes and they flourished at the right time,” said Kieronski, who hails from Wyandotte.

In addition to winning, Kieronski also graduated with his associate degree in Business Administration from HFC May 7.

“It was an all-around beautiful day,” he said.

There were three rounds at the MCCAA State Tournament. On the first day, Kieronski played 36 holes, shooting 66 in the first round and 74 the second round, taking the lead on a field of 65 golfers. On the second day, he teed off and shot 69, winning by nine shots. This was more than enough to retain his title and advance to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XII Golf District Championship, alongside teammates Conner Greenlee, Trevor Monaco and Robert Salter. The Championship is May 16-17 at the Bedford Valley Golf Club in Battle Creek.

“Jake is a good golfer and a very hard worker. He worked very hard again this year and it shows. He’s always looking to better himself, to better his game. I’m very proud that he won the MCCAA State Tournament two years in a row. But he’s not one to rest on his laurels – he’s looking forward to playing in the Championship next week,” said Jim Uelmen, who has been the HFC golf coach for two years.

An alumnus of Wyandotte-based Roosevelt High School, Kieronski attended HFC on a golf scholarship. He plans to transfer to Eastern Michigan University (EMU) this fall to continue his education. Additionally, Kieronski has an associate degree in Sports Management from the College of Golf at Keiser University in Port St. Lucie, Fla. His ultimate goal is to coach golf at the college level.

“I want to thank Coach Uelmen and HFC Athletic Director Rochelle Taylor for all of their support. Coach Uelmen has been a great influence on my golfing career. If there was anything I needed in terms of golf or school, Rochelle made sure that I got it. I also want to thank HFC for giving me the opportunity to play for them,” said Kieronski.