Local golf roundup: Taconic stays perfect with win over Lenox
PITTSFIELD >> It's been a perfect start to the 2016 school year for the Taconic golf team.
Mike Kays was medalist for the Braves on Thursday, as Taconic (5-0) beat Lenox (2-2) by a score of 166-183.
"I'm happy for the team," Taconic coach Mike Hillman said. "We've been playing well in the 160s. Today wasn't our best day, but it was nice to come out with a win."
Kays shot a 3-over-par 38 on the front nine at Berkshire Hills Country Club, with a birdie on the par-5 fourth hole. The fourth gave up three birdies, as Taconic's Ross Omelenchuck and Lenox's Noah Hunter also birdied the hole.
Taconic (166) — Mike Kays 38, Ross Omelenchuck 43, Tim Curry 43, Connor Champoux 49, Brett Murphy 49, Brent Arseneau 42.
Birdies: Kays (No. 4), Omelenchuck (No. 4), Arseneau (No. 3).
Lenox (183) — Matt Shields 42, Noah Hunter 44, Ricky Armstrong 49, Zach Zurrin 52, Max DiGrigoli 48, Ben Haddad 51.
Birdies: Hunter (No. 4).
MONUMENT MOUNTAIN 183, DRURY 221
GREAT BARRINGTON >> Sophomore Graham Herrick shot a 45 to earn medalist honors as Monument Mountain (2-2) evened its record with a win over Drury (1-3) at the Wyantenuck Country Club.
"We really needed a win to keep our Western Mass. hopes alive," said Monument coach Rick Iemolini, who also praised the performance of Herrick.
"This is his second year playing golf. He's starting to play well," said the coach.
All four of Monument's scoring golfers were within a stroke of each other.
Monument Mountain (183) — Lexi Shumsky 46, Max Joyner 46, Matt Iemolini 46, Dylan Tinker 47, Jackson Cunningham 52, Graham Herrick 45.
Birdies: Iemolini (No. 10).
Drury (221) — Jude Collins 53, Justin Cowell 57, Connor Kelly 54, Ryan Dubie 57, Seth Dupee 64, Brandon O'Donovan 57.
ST. JOSEPH 215, MOUNT EVERETT 223
GREAT BARRINGTON >> At Egremont Country Club, St. Joe's Mike Gingras shot a 4-over 38, was the only golfer to break 40, and was the difference as the Crusaders (1-5, 1-3) recorded their first victory of the season.
The Crusaders and Eagles (1-3, 1-1) played on opening day, and Everett came away with the win. On Thursday, it was all about Gingras.
"He's a very good golfer," Everett coach Fred Finkle said. "He's consistent. He knows how to play the course."
St. Joseph (215) — Mike Gingras 38, Connor Thurston 57, Jake Felix 58, Dakota Brazee 62, Mike Losardo 82, Joseph Rong 71.
Mount Everett (223) — Colby Stevens 54, Tucker Wilkinson 55, Kolby Bleau 55, Cooper Rothvoss 71, Spencer Broderick 60, Adam Pickert 59.
MCCANN TECH 14, GREENFIELD 10
ADAMS >> At Forest Park Country Club, McCann's Ryan Barron shared medalist honors as the Hornets (1-1) picked up their first win of the season.
Barron and Greenfield's Tyler Boissonneault each shot 43.
Cole Kratz and Dylan Tatro helped the Hornets win. Both beat their opponents 4-0.
McCann Tech (14) — Brad Tatro 45 (2), Brian Boudreau 55 (1), Jake Tower 51 (1), Cole Kratz 46 (4), Ryan Barron 43 (2), Dalton Tatro 47 (4).
Greenfield (10) — Tyler Boissonneault 43 (2), Christian LaPlante 48 (3), George Balis 46 (3), Gabe Larouche 56 (0), Ross Akey 48 (2), Connor Pedigree 57 (0).
LEE 162, PITTSFIELD 168
LEE >> At Greenock Country Club Thursday, Hunter Roosa was medalist with a 1-over-par 36 as the Wildcats held off visiting Pittsfield.
"He's been steadily improving," Lee coach Matt Carlino said. "He's doing everything better. He earned our No. 2 spot."
Roosa was followed by teammate Thomas Fraser, who shot a 2-over 37. Ricky Berrien led Pittsfield with a 37.
"It was a big win, playing against a tough Pittsfield team," said Carlino. "We just got the best of them."
Lee (162) – Thomas Fraser 37, Hunter Roosa 36, Bryce Whalen 47, ColinFinnegan 43, Sean McLaughlin 46, Camden Redstone 48.
Birdies: Fraser (No. 6, 9), Roosa (No. 1, No. 4).
Pittsfield (168) – Justin Martin 45, Jake Driscoll 47, Kevin Quinto 39, Ricky Berrien 37, Alex Parsons 57, Tino Burns 54.
Birdies: Quinto (No. 6), Berrien (No. 7).
PITTSFIELD >> The MCLA golf team finished fourth in the MCLA Invitational, held Thursday at Berkshire Hills Country Club.
Rhode Island College won the tournament with a score of 307, followed by Roger Williams at 320, Westfield State at 321 and MCLA at 326.
Derek Devereaux of Roger Williams was medalist, shooting a 2-over-par 74. He beat Westfield's Mike Sarkis by one stroke.
The top MCLA finisher was Quinn McCormack, who shot a 79.
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