Warriors crush Watertown in season opener
Published in the September 16, 2015 edition
STONEHAM — After two postponements, the Warrior golf team got its season underway yesterday afternoon and picked up right where it left off from last year as it posted a decisive 51.5-20.5 victory over Watertown at the Bear Hill Golf Club.
Wakefield started a week later than scheduled due to a pair of postponements, one due to a tournament being booked at Bear Hill and the other due to inclement weather last Thursday.
The Warriors won six out of the eight varsity matches and halved another. Wakefield also won the alternate matches at nine and 10 as well.
At numbers one and two, junior David Melanson and senior co-captain Dylan Melanson, both prevailed by 8.5-0.5 scores.
Steven Melanson, a senior co-captain, earned a 6-3 triumph at the third spot.
At four, Tim Hurley, a junior, returns to the spot he played quite a bit a year ago. Hurley posted a 5.5-3.5 win.
Senior Stephen Marino halved his match at number five by a 4.5-4.5 score, while Justin Sullivan, a junior, was edged on the last hole by a 5-4 score at the sixth spot.
Austin Collard, a junior, posted a 7-2 victory at number seven, while at the eighth position, junior Mike Guanci returned from an injury and won a decisive 7.5-1.5 contest.
Kevin Murray, a senior, played at the ninth position and won 8-1, while newcomer John Evangelista, a sophomore, prevailed 8.5-0.5 at number 10.
“It was nice to get our first win. Our top two guys played extremely well. From three to 10 we’re pretty solid,” said Coach Dennis Bisso. “We are going to change the lineup around over the course of the season. We have nine guys who are returning which helps. We’ll find out what we’re about today. We have Winchester and they may be the best team in the Middlesex League.”
The Warriors take on the Sachems this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at the Thomson Country Club in North Reading, Wakefield’s other home course.