Post decisive triumph over defending co-champion Burlington
Published in the October 6, 2015 edition.
NORTH READING — The Wakefield Memorial High golf team dropped its final match of the season on the road against Burlington a year ago and was forced to share the Middlesex League Freedom division crown with the Red Devils as a result.
Yesterday afternoon at the Thomson Country Club, the Warriors exacted a measure of revenge against the Red Devils as they played one of their best contests of the year and prevailed by a 42.5-29.5 score.
Wakefield increased its overall record to 5-4 and is 3-4 in the league as it still pursues Burlington in the league standings. The Red Devils have a 6-2 league record as both teams have several league matches remaining on the schedule.
“It was a big win for us. It was huge,” said Coach Dennis Bisso. “We played very well losing only one match. It was a home match and that made a big difference.”
The Warriors won five contests, halved two and lost only one as they had a dominating effort.
At number one, David Melanson, a junior, posted a 6-3 triumph, while Mike Guanci, a junior, earned a 6.5-2.5 at the second position. Both players had a great effort said Bisso.
Senior co-captain Dylan Melanson pulled out a 5-4 victory at number three, while at four, junior Tim Hurley halved his match, 4.5-4.5.
At five, Austin Collard, a junior, continued to play well as he pulled out a 5.5-3.5 win.
The one loss came at number six. Kevin Murray, a senior, won the last four holes and was edged by a 5-4 score as he made the contest a close one.
Steven Melanson, a senior co-captain, played his best round of golf of the year as pulled out a 6.5-2.5 triumph at number seven.
At eight, senior Stephen Marino halved his match, 4.5-4.5.
The two JV matches went in favor of the Red Devils. At number nine, junior Justin Sullivan lost, 7-2. At 10, sophomore John Evangelista dropped a 6-3 decision.
Wakefield has a non-league match scheduled for this afternoon at 3:15 p.m. as it hosts Swampscott at the Bear Hill Golf Club.