Thursday's golf: Taconic, Lee earn road victories in openers


GREAT BARRINGTON -- Monument Mountain's Owen Hunter took medalist honors with a 38 on the par-36 course (holes 1-8 and 10) at Wyantenuck Country Club, but Taconic's golf team earned a 15-stroke win, 170-185, in the season opener for both teams Thursday.

Matt Ferris led the way with a 41 for the Braves, while John Keegan, Mike Kays and Ross Omelenchuck shot 43s.

Hunter, meanwhile, worked around two bogeys in his round to lead the way for the Spartans.

"It was really windy down there, [but] he hit the ball real solid and didn't make any mistakes," Monument coach Rick Iemolini said.

"We didn't have much time to prepare. We've only had 1 1/2 practices [due to the weather]. It was kind of short notice for our first match, but I think they're going to do great."

Dylan Buffoni carded a 48 for Monument. Aaron Coons (49) had the day's lone birdie for Monument, on No. 10.


TACONIC (170) -- Mitch Omelenchuck 44, Matt Ferris 41, John Keegan 43, Mike Kays 43, Ross Omelenchuck 43, A.J. Bowman 49.

MONUMENT (185) -- Owen Hunter 38, Alex Scarboro 55, Dylan Buffoni 48, Aaron Coons 49, Mike Basile 56, Bryce Schuler 50.

Birdies: Coons (No. 10)

Lee 171, Hoosac Valley 194

ADAMS -- Devyn Olds was the medalist for the victorious Wildcats, shooting a 39 on the par-34 Forest Park Country Club course.

Olds was backed up by a 43 from Thomas Fraser, a 44 by Bryce Whalen and a 45 from Colin Finnegan. Whalen birdied the par-4 eighth hole.

Matt Burdick's 44 led the way for Hoosac Valley, which features many seventh and eighth graders and had two golfers -- Nate Lapine and Derek Alibozek -- playing in their first-ever varsity match.

"We're just a young team," coach Jay Sniezek said. "We need a lot more experience. We need to work on the all-around game. Irons, short game, putting, you name it."


LEE (171) -- Devyn Olds 39, Thomas Fraser 43, Bryce Whalen 44, Colin Finnegan 45, Hunter Roosa 50, David Belanger 49.

HOOSAC (194) -- Mike Lemanski 47, Eric Sniezek 52, Matt Burdick 44, Jack Sniezek 54, Nate Lapine 51, Derek Alibozek 60.

Birdies: Whalen (No. 8)


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