Golf loses to Wellesley, must win one of next three matches

The Newtonite

by Ryan Condon

Losing by a score of 62.5-45.5 at home to Wellesley Thursday, Oct. 4, golf, 6-5, must win one of its next three matches in order to qualify for the state tournament, according to coach Bob MacDougall.

“We played well. Wellesley just played much better,” said MacDougall. “We put up good scores, only to be outdone by them.”

Senior Robert Anderson shot a three-over par 36, while senior Brendan Ryan, a captain with senior Mark Vrahas and junior Charlie Goldberg, shot a 37, according to MacDougall.

“I am proud of the way we played. We knew the type of team they had,” said MacDougall. “We battled back, but it just wasn’t enough this time. I give them all the credit.”

According to Goldberg, the squad is developing its less experienced players. “Our new players are adapting really well, especially Owen Boucher, our only freshman on the team,” he said.

MacDougall said he has been happy with the progress of the new players. “They are getting the exposure in matches that I hope will give them experience and confidence in the future,” he said.

One win out of the team’s three remaining matches will qualify the Tigers for the State Tournament. The team faces Needham away today and will face Norwood in its last home match Monday, Oct. 15. The last match of the season will be the next day, Tuesday, Oct. 16 against Dedham.

“We’re looking forward to playing against Needham,” Goldberg said. “If not a win there, hopefully we can rattle off a win or two against Norwood and Dedham.”