Golfers complete busy week
The Houlton golf team continues to make strides on the golf course as the Shires now boast an impressive 12-1 record on the year. The Shires fell for the first time on the links Friday against Mount Desert Island, but rebounded nicely with two wins Monday over Hodgdon and Greenville.
“Everyone is contributing,” Houlton coach Dave Grant said. “It seems it is always someone different every match who steps up. It’s been a great season so far, but still a long way to go.”
Coach Marc Weeks’ Carlisle team won five of its seven matches to improve to 9-4 on the season.
The Ashland, Hodgdon and Central Aroostook squads had several competitions against each other and are getting ready for the Aroostook League Championships at Portage Hills Country Club on Sept. 19. The event serves as the individual and team qualifier for the state tournaments in October.
Summaries of matches played from Sept. 4-8 are as follows:
Central Aroostook golf vs. Ashland at Portage Hills CC: Central Aroostook 6 match points, Ashland 5 points. Panthers’ top performers: Will Durost, 50; Stetson Nicholas, 54. Hornets’ top performers: Graham Berry, 54, Jack Routhier, 55.
Houlton golf vs. Old Town and Dexter at Old Town: Houlton 172 strokes (defeats Old Town and Dexter). Shires’ top performers: Nick Brewer, 42; Isaac Vega, 42; and Collin Moody, 42.
Carlisle golf vs. PVHS and Orono at Barnes Brook CC: Carlisle, 181 strokes (defeats PVHS, Foxcroft Academy and Orono): Carlisle’s top performers: Libby Boone, 42; Seth Roy, 45; Andrew Hewitt, 47; and Riley Roderick, 47.
Central Aroostook golf vs. Hodgdon at Mars Hill CC: Central Aroostook 10 match points, Hodgdon 1 point. Panthers’ top performers: Will Durost, 41; Stetson Nicholas, 495. Hawks’ top performers: Nathan Tuttle, 50; Brian Barton, 54.
Carlisle golf vs. Mattanawcook and Hermon at Presque Isle CC: Carlisle 188 strokes (loses to Hermon and Mattanawcook.) Carlisle’s top performers: Seth Roy, 42; Ian MacKinnon, 47; Gabe Rand, 49.
Houlton golf vs. MDI, Mattanawcook and John Bapst at Brewer: Houlton 165 strokes (loses to MDI, defeats Mattanawcook and John Bapst). Shires’ top performers: Wyatt Harvey, 40; Isaac Vega, 41; and Duncan McCormack, 41.
Ashland golf vs. Hodgdon at Portage Hills CC: Ashland 10 match points, Hodgdon 1 point. Hornets’ top performers: Graham Berry, 49; Sean Montpetit, 52. Hodgdon’s top performers: Brian Barton, 53; Nathan Tuttle, 54.
Carlisle golf vs. Ellsworth and Foxcroft Academy at Bar Harbor: Carlisle 183 strokes (defeats Ellsworth and Foxcroft.) Carlisle’s top performers: Seth Roy, 44; Gabe Rand, 44; Libby Boone, 47.
Hodgdon golf vs. Houlton and Greenville at Houlton: Houlton 161 strokes (defeats Hodgdon and Greenville). Shires’ top performers: Duncan McCormack, 40; Isaac Vega, 40; and Wyatt Harvey, 40. Hodgdon’s top performers: Brian Barton, 53; Elijah Matheson, 60.