Windjammers shoot to ninth in state team championshipsClass A Gorham, Class B Erskine Academy, Class C Mattanawcook Academy win titles
Vassalboro — High school state golf team championships were on the line on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Natanis Golf Course and a Midcoast squad's bid for glory fell a bit short.
In Class A, Gorham edged Mount Ararat of Topsham in a tiebreaker for first and second, while Falmouth was third.
In Class B, Erskine Academy of South China finished first, Cape Elizabeth second and Old Town third.
In Class C, Mattanawcook Academy of Lincoln won the title, while St. Dominic of Auburn was second and Winthrop third.
Camden Hills, the lone Midcoast squad to qualify for the event, finished ninth among 11 Class A teams which played the Tomahawk course.
For the Windjammers, Cole Anderson shot 76 for 18 holes, while Connor Russell finished at 84, Connor O'Dwyer 89, Braden Fisher 93 and Lewis Laurita 100.
The Class A team scores were: Gorham 317, Mount Ararat 317, Falmouth 322, Scarborough 323, Greely of Cumberland 327, Cheverus of Portland 331, Thornton Academy of Saco 334, Edward Little of Auburn 341, Camden Hills 342, Messalonskee of Oakland 351 and Lewiston 372.
In Class B, the top three teams were Erskine Academy at 317, Cape Elizabeth 325 and Old Town 331. In Class C, the top three were Mattanawcook Academy 311, St. Dominic 329 and Winthrop 347.
Class A and B golfers played 18 holes on the Tomahawk course and Class C golfers toiled away on the Arrowhead course.
The best individual round of the day for Class A and B golfers on Tomahawk came from Mount Ararat's Caleb Manuel at 73. The best score for Class C golfers on Arrowhead came from Mattanawcook's Logan Thompson at 68.
Midcoast qualifiers will join others in the quest for individual state titles on Saturday, Oct. 14 back at the same Natanis course. Those area golfers who qualified to play in the next tourney were Camden Hills' Anderson, Russell and Laurita in Class A and Oceanside's Ryan Lawrence and Medomak Valley's Brent Stewart in Class B.
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