It does not take super-low ratings to win a group state golf title. It’s everything about depth, and Wellesley High showed that Wednesday at Heritage Country Club.
Without a golf enthusiast breaking 90, Wellesley caught the ladies’ state champion with a four-player finest overall of 383, 2 shots lower than Notre Dame Academy of Hingham (385) and 6 shots lower than two-time safeguarding champ Notre Dame Academy of Worcester (389).
” We had a great season,” stated NDA coach Dennis Streeter, whose group went 13-3 in the routine season and completed second in the sectional competition at Gardner Municipal previously this month. “I informed the senior citizens that in 4 seasons at the states, we had 2 titles, one 2nd and a 3rd, so we’ll take that.”
The Rebels were led by Annie Spellane, who carded an 82 on among her preferred courses. Contributing to the Rebels’ overall were Ashley Coburn and Maddie Streeter, both at 94, and Molly Cloutier and Anna Belle Smith, both at 119.
Starting the shotgun competition on the 8th hole, Spellane, who is gone to Presumption College in the fall, dealt with a bogey and double-bogey. She re-grouped rapidly, sinking a 30-foot par putt on the 10th.
” That long putt sort of got me going,” stated Spellane, who fired a great, 2-over par 38 on the back nine.
She chipped in for a birdie on the 4th hole as well as birdied the 15th.
” Annie played well, and I sensed that she would,” Spellane stated. “She constantly appears to install an excellent rating here.”
Behind Hingham (391) and ahead of Duxbury (419), Westboro completed fifth at 401. The Rangers were led by junior Erica Ross, who shot a 90, a rating applauded by her coach Sandy Robichaud, thinking about Ross’ leg injury.
” Erica has actually 3 torn tendons in her ankle and she has actually been a cannon fodder for all of us season long,” Robichaud stated. “She injured herself 10 months back and is going to have surgical treatment, however she waited till the golf season ended.”
After guideline play was finished, it took 2 extra hours prior to a specific champ was crowned as Anne Walsh of Boston Latin and Gabrielle Sheih of Concord-Carlisle fought 8 holes in sudden-death prior to Sheih dominated with a bogey on Heritage’s 280-yard par 4 eighth.