Wins from the top of the lineup results in two victories
NORTH READING — Belmont may have won the Middlesex League shootout at the Bear Hill Golf Club but the Marauders were in unfamiliar territory when they took on the Wakefield Memorial High golf team yesterday afternoon in a makeup match at the Thomson Country Club.
As a result, the Warriors came up with one of their biggest victories of the year as they pulled out a 39-33 triumph.
Wakefield also competed against Watertown in a tri-match and the Warriors easily handed the Red Raiders, 46.5-25.5 to remain undefeated at the North Reading course with a 5-0 record there.
The Warriors are 11-3-1 overall on the season and 7-2 record in the Middlesex League Freedom division.
The Warriors came up with a big win in M.L. competition against the Marauders which were just coming off a terrific showing at the M.L. Golf Shootout. So to get three victories at the top three spots loomed large for Wakefield.
At number one, junior co-captain Dylan Melanson prevailed by a 5.5-3.5 score.
At two, David Melanson, a sophomore, moved up. Melanson came through with a clutch 5-4 victory.
The difference in the match was at the third position where Mike Guanci, a sophomore, posted a 7-2 win.
Senior co-captain Kevin Lamattina played at the four spot due to injury and dropped a 6-3 contest.
Sophomore Tim Hurley won at number five by a 5-3 score.
At six, Austin Collard, a sophomore, halved his match, 4.5-4.5.
Steven Melanson, a junior, also had a big victory at number seven.
At eight, Stephen Marino, a junior, suffered a 6.5-2.5 setback.
“This was a big win for us because is was a league match,” said Coach Dennis Bisso. “Belmont won the shootout and their top three golfers are very good. Our guys came up big.”
Wakefield also had two players in the alternate matches at numbers nine and 10. At nine, sophomore Justin Sullivan won 5-4, while at 10, junior Kevin Murray was edged 5-4.
While the Warriors came up with a big win over Belmont, they had very little difficulty against Watertown. Wakefield won six of the eight individual contests.
Dylan Melanson won his match at number one by the same, 5.5-3.5 score.
At two, David Melanson was edged by 5-4 as the top two Red Raider golfers are as good as anyone in the M.L.
But Wakefield won by some big scores after that as Watertown didn’t have the depth overall through its lineup.
Guanci won by a 6.5-2.5 score at the third sport, while Lamattina pulled out a 5.5-3.5 victory at the fourth positions.
Hurley and Collard both prevailed by 6.5-2.5 scores at numbers five and six.
At seven, Steven Melanson blanked his Red Raider foe, 9-0.
Marino lost at the eighth spot by a 6-3 score.
Sullivan and Murray played at nine and 10, the JV matches. Sullivan won 5-4 and Murray was edged by a 5-4 score.
Wakefield takes on Belmont again this afternoon at 3:15 p.m. at the Belmont Country Club. The match will count as a non-league contest in the standings.