The air was freezing, the wind was fast, snow was spitting, and angular patches of ice bobbed over the chop of the Detroit River. Yet skimming downstream at 25 mph, hard on the course taken by Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac one milder day in 1701, was Nancy Rideout, a world champion on water skis. Miss Rideout, semisnug in thermal undies and a yellow skin-diver's suit, was enduring this uncivil weather to alert the public to the Greater Michigan Boat Show. But in Detroit she also stirred this hope: if Nancy Rideout comes on skis, can spring be far behind?

PHOTODAVID KITZ
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
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Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)