WORCESTER — The Xaverian golf staff might have had just a few hiccups in the course of the common season, however they discovered the treatment on Monday afternoon on the Catholic Convention Shootout.
The Hawks topped the six-team discipline with a stroke play complete of 299, edging host St. John’s of Shrewsbury (301) by two photographs at Worcester Nation Membership. Xaverian cut up a pair of twin matches with the Pioneers this fall and was swept by St. John’s Prep, which was third at 310.
“We now have made a journey as a staff this 12 months. Not that we have been taking part in poorly early, however we misplaced some shut ones early, and naturally the convention assessments you a lot, match in and match out,” mentioned Xaverian coach Gerry Lambert. “I’m actually pleased with the fellows at this time. They stayed inside themselves and performed one shot at time — not straightforward to do when you understand each shot theoretically may very well be the match.”
The format for the season-ending occasion, organized for this 12 months with no MIAA postseason match, mirrored sectional and state competitors, with every staff counting the highest 4 scores from six gamers. The Hawks have been clearly probably the most full unit on the course as all six to tee it up shot 80 or higher on a tricky day that featured cool situations and fast, sloping greens on the hilly Donald Ross structure.
Senior Eric Boulger, a UConn commit, led the best way for Xaverian with a 1-over 71, junior Joey Lenane was a pair again at 73 whereas classmate Spencer Dumas carded 76. Xaverian had its selection of 79s from Ryan Scollins and Trevor Connolly to spherical out its top-four, and Dan Brady was only one behind with an 80.
“I believe as a staff we have been just a bit inconsistent all 12 months however I believe all of us felt good coming in right here,” mentioned Boulger, a Walpole native.
Ethan Whitney of St. John’s (S) was the lone participant to interrupt par on the day because the Temple-bound senior fired a 1-under 69 to place his staff into competition. Ray Dennehy and Jacob Mrva added 76s and John Pagano an 80 for the Pioneers.
Junior Alex Landry posted a 75 to the lead St. John’s Prep, which matched Xaverian with 5 scores of 79 or higher. BC Excessive was fourth in 321, with Catholic Memorial (360) in fifth and Malden Catholic (386) sixth.
“It’s a fickle recreation. Generally it’s your day and typically it isn’t, and typically you’re on the best facet of some success,” mentioned Lambert. “You’re looking at two photographs out of six guys taking part in 18 holes. That’s two lip-outs someplace on the market on the course and that’s the distinction.”