In an early-season Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B Southern Division showdown of talented, unbeaten squads, Lincoln Academy of Newcastle bested Belfast 7-2 Sept. 10 in a match much closer than the final score indicates.

On the par-36 Northport Golf Course, Lincoln Academy finished with a four-golfer stroke total of 165 and Belfast at 171. Lion Jamie Jackson finished at 1-under 35 as the nine-hole medalist.

Belfast fell to 3-1 on the young season, while the Eagles improved to 4-0.

The individual results, with Lions listed first, were: Jackson (35) defeated Malcolm Oliver (39); Stephen Simmons (43) beat Seward Matel (46); Dustin Howes (48) lost to Stephen Quinlan (40); Tyler McDevitt (48) lost to Jalen Lincoln (46); Tim Sticht (45) lost to Goron Johanson (40); and Jack Smith (56) lost to Casey Poland (48).

In jayvee matches, with Eagles listed first, Alex Cosgrove (45) defeated Jordan Luther (52); Kelsey Leeman (56) beat Allie Njaa (67); and Alex Graves (43) bested Grant Starrett (59).

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