Look to keep momentum going against Saint Mary’s, Melrose

Published in the October 4, 2017 edition

TY DRAGO putts on the ninth green at the Hillview Golf Course. Drago had 4 points for the Warriors against Belmont. (Dan Pawlowski Photo)


NORTH READING — The Wakefield Warriors golf team defeated the Watertown Raiders in match play 49.5- 22.5.

The match was played Thursday, September 28, on Warriors home turf Thomson Country Club, in North Reading.

It was the Warriors first win of the season.

Wakefield shot well together as a team, as no Warrior lost their individual match.

Warriors coach Chris Keane said after the match, “We were excited to have our first league win of the season.”

The course par is 36. Tommy Galvin led the way from the one spot. Galvin matched his Watertown opponent with 4.5 points on 40 strokes.

Jack Ryan also shot well in the 2 spot for the Warriors. Ryan won six holes to his opponents three. He had just 38 strokes.

Keane knew a win was bound to happen soon for Wakefield. The team’s potential has been there in prior matches.

“I felt (the first win) could have come two or three other times, but one finally went our way,” said Keane.

Other notable performances for Wakefield were Calvin Tryder and Oliver Miller. Tryder had 8.5 points in the victory. Miller tallied 8 hole wins.

“No one on the team lost an individual match. I thought that was great,” said Keane.

On Wednesday, September 27 at Belmont Country Club, the Warriors fell to the Belmont Marauders, 43.5 to 28.5.

Chris Coombs and Tommy Galvin played well for the Warriors, with 5.5 points and 4.5, respectively.

Warriors coach Chris Keane said he was impressed with the play of Coombs and Galvin.

“Belmont is an undefeated team, so I was very happy we were able to keep the match close especially at their home course,” said Keane.

Ty Drago also chipped in a nice effort for the Warriors with 4 points.

Wakefield will face St. Mary’s today at Gannon Golf Course and Melrose tomorrow at Bellvue Golf Course. Both matches will start at 3:30 p.m.