Published in the October 25, 2016 edition.
Warrior seniors play their final match
WEST BOXFORD — The Wakefield Memorial High golf team was one of seven Middlesex League squads to compete in the Div. 2 North Sectional Tournament yesterday at Far Corner Golf Club and the Warriors finished up the 2016 season with a score of 337.
The Warriors finished eighth overall in the team scoring out of 18 teams. North Andover (318), Belmont (322) and Winchester (324) are the three teams that qualified for the state tournament by finishing first, second and third.
Malden Catholic (328), Reading (333), Burlington (334) and Danvers (334) all finished ahead of Wakefield.
Wakefield beat out Gloucester (339), Boston Latin (344), Woburn (345), Arlington (351), Beverly (351), Shawsheen Tech (353), Tewksbury (355), Northeast Regional (356), Masconomet (379) and Medford (415).
The six Warrior golfers that played were the six seniors. Dave Melanson, Mike Guanci, Tim Hurley, Austin Collard, John Evangelista and Justin Sullivan were the representatives from WMHS.
Melanson, a captain, shot an 81, while Guanci, also a captain, shot an 84.
Hurley had a great day shooting an 82, Collard shot a 96, Evangelista scored a 108, and Sullivan recorded a score of 90.
The six seniors concluded their high school careers in golf.
“They’ve all been on the team for multiple years and deserved this opportunity to play in a state level competition together,” said Coach Chris Keane. “They’re a great group of kids who helped the transition between coaches go smoothly. More important than their play this season was their leadership and ability to teach the game to our newer players.”
Northeast Regional was the other Wakefield school to clinch a berth in the sectional tournament and the Knights had a score of 356.
The six golfers included Matt Gubitose (84), Jake Richardson (95), John Rogowicz (82), Pat Maloney (99), Anthony Betancur (115) and Steven Wesley (95).