GREAT BARRINGTON -- The first four golfers for the Monument Mountain and Mount Greylock golf teams needed a tiebreaker to decide Thursday's season opener at Wyantenuck, and the Spartans' Kevin Murphy was two shots better than his Mountie counterpart in a 227-229 win.
The tiebreaker was the score of the fifth golfer for each school, and the Spartans' Murphy recorded a 50 to Greylock's Steven Jayko's 52.
"They may not have won a match all last year, but coach [Luke] Polidoro has done a great job with these kids," said Monument coach Tom Kinne. "Their top players outplayed our top players."
The Spartans' Owen Hunter was medalist with a 38.
MONUMENT (227): T.J. Shumsky 46, Jeff Spratt 44, Owen Hunter 38, Dylan Buffoni 49, Kevin Murphy 50.
GREYLOCK (229): Matt Wiseman 41, Aaron St. Martin 42, Nick Dastoli 45, Lily Crolius 49, Steven Jayko 52.
Birdies -- Monument: Spratt (No. 10), Hunter (No. 3); Greylock: Wideman (No. 1).
Hoosac 179, Everett 192
SHEFFIELD -- The Hoosac Valley golf team won its opening match of the season, beating Mount Everett 179-192 at Egremont Country Club.
The Hurricanes pulled out a victory despite the medalist-earning 1-over-par 35 by Devin Farnum of Mount Everett.
The Eagles return to action today at home against Taconic.
HOOSAC (179): Mike Barnes 41, Keith Pero 44, Eric Sniezek 45, Matt Burdick, Mike Lemanski 49.
EVERETT (192): Devin Farnum 35, Matt Morehouse 50, Kyle Smith 53, Jon Ovitt 54.