High school golf

Lions, Mustangs, Vikings come up short in openers

Mount View's DeLorenzo, Searsport's Warren earn medalist honors
By Ken Waltz | Aug 31, 2014
Photo by: Ken Waltz Belfast's Alex Fritz hits a bunker shot on the first hole at the Samoset Resort Golf Course Aug. 29 in the Lions' season-opening high school match with host Camden Hills. The defending state Class B champion Windjammers won 9-0.

Waldo County high school golf teams hit the links for their first official matches of the fall season on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 28-29. Unfortunately, none of the three were able to secure opening wins.

The following are results from those first matches:

Camden Hills 9, Belfast 0

At the par-34 Samoset Resort Aug. 29 in Rockport, the defending state Class B champion and two-time defending Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B titlist Windjammers bested the visiting Lions.

The Windjammers finished with a eye-popping, four-golfer, nine-hole stroke total of 151 to 199 for the Lions. Talented Camden Hills had three golfers shoot in the the high 30s and three in the low 40s, which, on most days, is an unbeatable combination.

Windjammer Drew Holt finished as the medalist, with the low score for nine holes, and Camden Hills even saw Julian Starbird record an ace on the third hole (see other story).

The individual match results, with Windjammers listed first, were: Daulton Wickenden (38) beat Alex Fritz (41); Holt (37, medalist) beat Zach Alden (43); Starbird (38) beat Doyle Bailey (54); Jared Garske (41) beat Alex Lind (61); Drew Long (38) beat Jessica Clapp (61); and Casey Rouleau (44) beat Katy King (78).

Additionally, Quinn Holt shot 41 and Louis Laurita 50 for the Windjammers.

Click for photos from the Belfast at Camden Hills match.

Waterville 8, Mount View 1

At the Waterville Country Club Aug. 28, the host Purple Panthers were too much for the Mustangs. Waterville finished with a four-golfer team stroke total of 212 to 243 for Mount View.

One of the bright spots for the Mustangs was the fact Ross DeLorenzo finished as the medalist, with the low score for the nine holes.

The individual match results, with Mustangs listed first, were: Ross DeLorenzo (47, medalist) beat Adam Barre (51); Bo Curtis (70) lost to C.J. Gaunce (50); Cassidy Gerrish (54) lost to Keaton Launhanan (53); Kasey Roberts (80) lost to Adam Zarfos (53); Darrell Roberts (88) lost to Alex Maheux (65); and Stephen Koller (72) lost to John Violette (70).

Bucksport 202, Searsport 227, Sumner 336

At the Searsport Pines Golf Course Aug. 29, the visiting Golden Bucks beat the host Vikings, as well as Sumner, which had only one golfer. Bucksport finished with a four-golfer team stroke total of 202, Searsport 227 and Sumner 336.

Searsport's Rica Warren and Bucksport's Sydnie Howard finished as co-medalists at 48 for nine holes.

Searsport's individual scores were: Warren 48, Alex Woodward 53, John Guerette 61, Tyler Kendell 66 and Makenna Woodward 65.

Bucksport's individual scores were: Howard 48, James McAllian 49, Noah Lenor 51, Tyler Heath 54, Jordan Wadleigh 62 and Dylan Bunker 64.

Sumner's individual score was: Sam Tracy 66.

"Rica Warren began where she left off last season with a great performance on her first match of the 2014 season," said Viking assistant coach Gerry French. "Before the match began, Rica was chatting with one of her good friends and former schoolmate from Bucksport, Sydnie Howard. When the match ended, Rica and Sydnie were co-medalists with low scores of 48. How to renew an old acquaintance.

"Bucksport's James McAllian's contribution score of 49 to go along with Sydnie's 48 was a little much to overcome for the Vikings this afternoon.

"Scores were a little high, as they usually are for players first match of the season with only four practices so far this season. We look forward to lower scores with more practices as the season progresses."

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