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Nelson cards 2nd hole-in-one in 2 weeks

Many golfers go a lifetime without shooting a hole-in-one. Tyler Nelson, obviously, isn’t most golfers. The Central Catholic senior yesterday fired his second ace in two weeks and third in the last 15 months. Nelson’s ace on the 138-yard 17th hole at the Black Swan Country Club in Georgetown helped him finish fourth at the Division 1 State Golf championship. He finished one stroke back with a 73. “I was using a pitching wedge,” explained Nelson, last year’s Eagle-Tribune MVP in basketball. “It took a hop and went past the hole and spun in. I saw it go in. I was just shocked.” So was Raider assistant Pete Desjardins. “He was shocked when I got the second one,” said the Fairfield basketball recruit. “He’s never had one and he’s been playing forever.” Sometimes it seems like Nelson has been playing forever, too. “I live on Bradford Country Club,” he said. “I’ve been playing since I was 6 or 7. I compete in everything I do.” This may have been his last competitive round of golf. Or at least the last for several years. “Golf’s a hobby,” he said. “But I’ll definitely still play. I can definitely see myself playing golf for the rest of my life.”

Duke recruit Jake Shulman of Needham won a three-way playoff with a birdie on the second hole to repeat as Division 1 state champ. He beat Matt Organisak of Lincoln-Sudbury and Jon DiLisio of St. John’s Prep. The Prep won the team title on a tie-breaker (No. 5 golfer). The Eagles and Xaverian both shot 312 through their top four. Central placed fourth in the Division 1 team standings with a 317. Nelson was backed by Pat Silk (74), Mark Mancini (84) and Kyle Dunn (86). At Division 2 States, North Andover placed fifth with a 328 led by Justin Myerson with a 77 and Sam Caron with an 82. Concord-Carlisle (303) captured the title and Masconomet’s won the individual title with a 73.

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Golf, 10/28/13 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Astros take third

Eric Byrne made the cut with an 82 as Pinkerton placed third as a team at the New Hampshire Division 1 golf championship. Bishop Guertin was first as a team. The top local placed was Londonderry's Curtis Harper with an 81.

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Pelham takes second

Behind a sparkling 71 by Jake Vaiknoras, Pelham took second at the New Hampshire Division 3 championship with a 337, behind just No. 1 Bow (301).

"That is the best finish Pelham has ever had," said Pythons coach Joe Vaiknoras. "We were third last year and graduated three of our top four guys. So they are just thrilled."

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Terrific tie

Methuen's John Pierce shot a 36 to earn medalist honors as the Rangers played favored North Andover to a 10-10 tie. Ryan Adams was next best for Methuen (2-2-10) with a 40 while while Will Berberich fired a 37 to lead the Scarlet Knights (8-2-2).

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Greenleaf leads Windham to state title

Defending individual state champion Connor Greenleaf shot a one-over-par 73 at Beaver Meadow Golf Course in Concord to lead Windham golf to this year's Division 2 state championship. Greenleaf, who usually shoots a two-under-par, actually shot a 64 on the same course a couple weeks ago. So yesterday wasn't his best but good enough to earn the Day 1 medalist spot.   "He started out not so good," Windham coach Ken Bourassa said. "His putting was not as good as it usually is. He bogeyed a couple holes on the front nine." But Greenleaf was stellar on the back nine. As a team, the Jaguars shot a 395. St. Thomas was the Division 2 runner-up, shooting 407. Team scores are finalized on the first day. The second day of play will be tomorrow and it determines the division's best individual golfer. The top 24 players from the first day made the cut.   Greenleaf is three shots ahead of the Day 1 second-place finisher, who is from Portsmouth. "He usually plays better on the second day," Bourassa said. That certainly was the case last year when Greenleaf prevailed despite entering the second four shots behind three other golfers. "He was on fire," Bourassa said about Greenleaf's second-day effort last year. "The kid is good. He's really good." James McKee (78), Adam Dolan (80), Patrick Higgins (81), Matt Howard (83) and Eric Butler (83) all advanced to the second round. Butler is Windham's No. 8 player, so Windham's depth certainly came into play yesterday. "Connor can't do it alone," Bourassa said. "We have great scorers."

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Andover's in

After a slow start to the season, Andover golf has heated up. Yesterday's 13-7 win over Billerica clinched a tourney berth. Medalist Brett Krekorian (1-under 35) and sizzling sophomore No. 2 man Hunter Guidoboni led the way.

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Upset on links

 

Andover's golf team kept its playoff hopes alive by stunning Central Catholic 12 1/2-7 1/2. Medalist Brett Krekorian won at No. 1, shooting a 36 to defeat Central ace Tyler Nelson, while Nick Scarpa win his match with a 37.

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Golf, 10/09/13 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Hillie game moved

 

Haverhill's home football game against Dracut this weekend, originally scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m., has been switched to Saturday at 2 p.m.

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Golf, 10/07/13 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

Bellemore shines

 

In a battle of two of the top golfers in the area, Haverhill sophomore Sean Bellemore shot a 36 to edge Andover's Brett Krekorian as the Hillies clipped the Warriors 11 1/2 to 8 1/2.

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Golf, 10/02/13 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars

60-0!

Windham golf completed its third straight 20-0 regular season by drubbing Pembroke and Kennett. The Jags shot a 178 led by Connor Greenleaf (33, 3-under par), James McKee (34) and Jack Grubbs (36).

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Golf, 10/01/13 » 0 Comments & 0.0 Stars
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