The West Ottawa Panthers qualified for the MHSAA Div. 1 State Finals for the first time since 2002 with a 3rd place finish at the Div. 1 Regionals @ Thornapple Pointe GC today. Forest Hills Central  edged Rockford  by a single stroke to take home the regional trophy. The Panthers , waiting for the final score from Portage Central  to be added to their scoreboard, ended up beating PC by one stroke. The Panthers were led by T4th individual scorer Sr. Hunter Myrick who shot a 79. Soph. Drew Dykens added an 83, while Sr. Jace Garza and Jr. Nick Wehrmeyer both carded 85’s. The 3rd place finish advances the Panthers to the State Finals next weekend @ Forest Akers West GC on the campus of MSU.