The high school golf team playoffs are in full swing and in opening league postseason matches Camden Hills and Belfast holed home victories, while Oceanside of Rockland suffered a home defeat.

Thus, as of Monday, Sept. 26, the Windjammers and Lions remained alive in their bid to win Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class A or B titles.

Camden Hills’ Aiden Aselton. Photo by Ken Waltz

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, the No. 2 Windjammers will play at No. 1 Messalonskee of Oakland at 3:30 p.m. at Belgrade Lakes in a Central Division match, as the winner will head to the league’s Class A shootout on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. in Brunswick.

Also Tuesday, the No. 2 Lions will play at No. 1 Nokomis of Newport at 3 p.m. in a North Division match, as the winner will head to the league’s Class B/C shootout on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. in Rockland.

Camden Hills’ Garrett Hall. Photo by Ken Waltz

The regular season took its final swings as area teams came up short on the links in matches.

On Tuesday, Sept. 20, Medomak Valley of Waldoboro, Mount View of Thorndike and Camden Hills of Rockport mustered a combined one point between them as the Panthers, Mustangs and Windjammers fell to Morse of Bath, Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield and Edward Little of Auburn.

Belfast’s Bobby Banks. Photo by Mark Haskell

The final regular-season matches for area teams were played on Wednesday, Sept. 21 by Belfast and Medomak Valley.

The final regular-season records for area teams were: Belfast, 7-3; Oceanside of Rockland, 6-4; Camden Hills, 5-5; Medomak Valley, 0-10; and Mount View, 0-10.

The league playoffs began on Friday, Sept. 23 and Monday, Sept. 26.

The playoffs, which remain medal/match play format, include three divisions for league Class A and B/C.

For Midcoast squads, Belfast, Oceanside and Camden Hills qualified for the league playoffs.

Belfast’s Zach Sanderson. Photo by Mark Haskell

In the KVAC Class A Central Division playoffs, No. 2 Camden Hills beat No. 3 Skowhegan 6-3 on Monday, Sept. 26 at Goose River Golf Club in Rockport.

In the South, unbeaten Brunswick is No. 1 and in the North Bangor, Brewer and Hampden will battle for a place in the shootout.

The league’s Class B/C shootout will be on Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. at the Rockland Golf Club. Belfast is No. 2 in the North and Oceanside No. 2 in the South and hosted first-round playoff matches. Nokomis, Maranacook of Readfield and Leavitt of Turner were ranked first in the three divisions.

Belfast’s K.J. Payson. Photo by Mark Haskell

Belfast beat No. 3 Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield 8-1 on Friday, Sept. 23 at Northport in its first playoff match and, the same day, Oceanside lost 7.5 to 1.5 to No. 3 Lincoln Academy of Newcastle at Rockland. The Lions move on to play in the next round on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at Nokomis.

The division winners from the playoffs in Class A and B will vie for league titles and coveted spot in the state team championships in the shootouts.

The KVAC state qualifier, which is medal play, will be on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. at the Natanis Golf Club in Vassalboro. This includes a team and individual component.

Camden Hills’ Wilson Fedarko. Photo by Ken Waltz

New this year is a girls state qualifier on Thursday, Sept. 29 at noon at The Meadows Golf Club in Litchfield. The event is open to any high school female golfer. There is expected to be a handful of Midcoast golfers at the event.

The state team and individual championships will be on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Natanis.

The following is a recap of reported playoff and regular-season results:

Playoff: No. 2 Camden Hills 6, No. 3 Skowhegan 3

At Goose River Sept. 26, the Windjammers earned three valuable points by four shots over the nine-hole match. Camden Hills finished with a four-golfer, nine-hole stroke total of 187 to 191 for the River Hawks. The opponents split the individual matches 3-3 so those three points, given to the team with the lowest overall stroke total, proved invaluable to determine a winner.

 

The individual results, with Windjammer golfers listed first, were: Jack Edgar (43) lost to Eddie Goff (41), Wilson Fedarko (48) lost to Silas Tibbetts (47), Aiden Aselton (52) lost to Ollie Barden (49), Owen Berez (55) beat Jackson Hight (61), Bennett Gardner (50) beat Zaylan Leblanc (54) and Garrett Hall (46) beat Tyler Clark (54).

From left, Camden Hills’ Kyra Anderson, Mary Hastings and Brooke Hoppe watch teammates compete. Photo by Ken Waltz

Playoff: No. 2 Belfast 8, No. 3 Maine Central Institute 1

At Northport Golf Club Sept. 23, the Lions used their course knowledge and consistent play to earn a victory and move on in the league tournament. The Lions finished with a four-golfer, nine-hole stroke total of 187 to 208 for the Huskies of Pittsfield.

The individual results, with Lion golfers listed first, were: James Ritter (47) lost to Owen Moore (44), K.J. Payson (47) beat Carter Kennedy (54), Zach Sanderson (48) beat Jill Plomardio (51), Gary Gale (46) beat Martha Weinstein (59), Hagen Chase (49) beat Heidi Dechaine (65) and Bobby Banks (47) beat Noley Littlefield (60).

Moore finished as medalist at 44.

Belfast’s James Ritter. Photo by Mark Haskell

Playoff: No. 3 Lincoln Academy 7.5, No. 2 Oceanside 1.5

At Rockland Golf Club Sept. 23, the host Mariners and Eagles of Newcastle were embroiled in a close match essentially decided by two strokes. The Eagles finished with a four-golfer, nine-hole stroke total of 195 to 197 for the Mariners — as the opponents were separated by two shots. The team with the lowest stroke title earns three valuable match points.

The individual results, with Mariner golfers listed first, were: Noah McLellan (41) halved with Kellen Adickes (40); Bryson Mattox (45) beat Damon Ellingwood (53), 3+1; Levi Philbrook (51) lost to Sebastian Chessbro (49), 2+1; and Parker Darge (60) lost to Brandon Kelsey (53), 1-down. Additionally for LA, Grady Burns shot 67 and Gabe Hanley 52. Oceanside had four golfers.

Adickes finished as medalist at 40.

Belfast 8, Lawrence 1

At Northport Golf Club Sept. 21, the host Lions capped a strong campaign with a convincing win over the Bulldogs of Fairfield. Belfast finished with a four-golfer, nine-hole stroke total of 191 to 197 for Lawrence.

The individual results, with Belfast golfers listed first, were: James Ritter (41) beat Matt Quigley (42), K.J. Payson (49) beat Caleb Luckern (51), Zach Sanderson (51) beat Braden Eaton (56), Gary Gale (50) beat Ryan Brown (54), Hagen Chase (56) lost to Liz Holden (50) and Bobby Banks (51) beat Zack Hill (78).

Ritter shot 41 to earn medalist honors.

Leavitt 9, Medomak Valley 0

At Rockland Golf Club Sept. 21, the Panthers celebrated seniors Logan Look and Tyler Metcalf in their final home match. Medomak Valley could not keep pace with the unbeaten Hornets of Turner, as Leavitt finished with a four-golfer, nine-hole stroke total of 166 to 219 for Medomak Valley.

The individual results, with Medomak Valley golfers listed first, were: Tyler Metcalf (41) lost to Billy Visconti (39), 1-down; Logan Look (56) lost to Aidan Lind (47), 3+1; Griffin Holgerson (58) lost to Jade Haylock (41), 5+3; and Aiden Abbotoni (64) lost to A.J. Davis (43), 4+2. Alexis McCormick shot 43 and Jace Velozo 56 for Leavitt. Medomak Valley had four golfers.

Visconti shot 39 as medalist.

Morse 8, Medomak Valley 1

At Bath Golf Club Sept. 20, the Shipbuilders collected a late-season win over the visiting Panthers. Morse prevailed with a four-golfer, nine-hole stroke total of 198 to 229 for Medomak Valley.

The individual results, with Medomak Valley golfers listed first, were: Tyler Metcalf (45) beat Caleb Harvey (47), 2-up; Logan Look (62) lost to Max Owen (59), 2+1; Taj Lichti (64) lost to John Johnston (48), 5+3; Griffin Holgerson (58) lost to Tuck Mencer (48), 4+3; and Aiden Abbotoni (68) lost to Anders Savage, 2+1. Kadyn Doyle also shot 79 for Morse.

Metcalf nabbed medalist honors with 45.

Maine Central Institute 9, Mount View 0

At Country View Golf Course in Brooks Sept. 20, the Huskies penned in the host Mustangs and swung to victory. MCI prevailed with a four-golfer, nine-hole stroke total of 183 to 275 for Mount View.

The individual results, with Mount View golfers listed first, were: Evan Aspinall (66) lost to Owen Moore (35), Garrett Fowler (69) lost to Joseph Parker (44), Jonas Holmes (70) lost to Jillian Plamondon (50), and Lacey Landers (79) lost to Marta Weinstein (61). Additionally, Heidi Dechaine shot 54 and Noley Littlefield 56 for MCI.

Moore shot 35 to earn medalist honors.

Edward Little 9, Camden Hills 0

At Fox Ridge Golf Course in Auburn Sept. 20, the Red Eddies made quick work of the visiting Windjammers. Edward Little prevailed with a four-golfer, nine-hole stroke total of 169 to 210 for Camden Hills.

The individual results, with Camden Hills golfers listed first, were: Jack Edgar (53) lost to Joey Samson (40), Owen Berez (56) lost to Connor Turcotte (41), Micah Fagonde (62) lost to T.J. Kramarz (46), Wilson Fedarko (53) lost to Tyler Turcotte (48), Aiden Aselton (56) lost to Gavin Levesque (42) and Bennett Gardner (54) lost to Gage DuCharme (51).

Samson shot 40 to net medalist accolades.

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