Schooners swing to third in state championshipsCape Elizabeth wins crown with impressive 18-hole scramble score of 63
Bar Harbor — The Camden-Rockport Middle School golf team participated in the state championships on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Kebo Valley Golf Course, with the Schooners and five other squads vying for the coveted crown.
The Schooners shot well in the 18-hole, four-golfer scramble, but could not outshoot talented Cape Elizabeth, which finished with a combined 63 to secure the state crown.
Camden-Rockport, which finished third at 70, included Cole Anderson, Brayden Fisher, Sam Conlan and James Orne. The team is coached by Alex Plummer.
“I thought they played great through very difficult conditions,” said Plummer. “The weather was horrible, the wind was swirling [and] there was a little bit of rain. They didn't put too well, but they hit the ball very well. Sportsmanship was great as always.”
Bar Harbor shot 69 and nipped the Schooners to finish second, while St. Dominic of Auburn (80), Greely of Cumberland (82) and Northeast Harbor (94) rounded out the six-team field.
Needless to say, Plummer was impressed with Cape Elizabeth.
“We've had two matches against Cape in the last two weeks,” he said. “They're phenomenal players. The talent level is really high down there. They have a great coach [Ron Keating] and there's a lot of potential. These are kids we're going to be seeing in the state tournament when my guys play high school.”