Talented Windjammers start new campaign with bangLow scores, hole-in-one, dominant effort for defending state champs
Rockport — After winning the last two Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B championships and the state Class B title last fall, what possibly could the talented Camden Hills golf team do for an encore to start the new season?
Well, start with having three Windjammers shoot in the high 30s and three more in the low 40s, which, on most days, is an unbeatable combination against any high school team in the state.
Oh, and also crowned the medalist for the season-opening match with Belfast on Friday afternoon, Aug. 29 on the Samoset Resort Golf Course.
And, of course, let us not forget to mention that one of the team's student-athletes recorded a rare hole-in-one.
All of that added up to an impressive, dominating performance for Camden Hills, which looked every bit as good as when the Windjammers won the state crown a year ago.
At the par-34 Samoset Resort, the Windjammers bested the visiting Lions 9-0.
The Windjammers finished with a eye-popping, four-golfer, nine-hole stroke total of 151 to 199 for the Lions.
Windjammer Drew Holt finished as the medalist, with the low score for nine holes, and Camden Hills saw Julian Starbird record an ace on the third hole (read other story).
The individual match results, with Windjammers listed first, were: Daulton Wickenden (38) beat Alex Fritz (41); Holt (37, medalist) beat Zach Alden (43); Starbird (38) beat Doyle Bailey (54); Jared Garske (41) beat Alex Lind (61); Drew Long (38) beat Jessica Clapp (61); and Casey Rouleau (44) beat Katy King (78).
Additionally, Quinn Holt shot 41 and Louis Laurita 50 for the Windjammers.
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Ken Waltz has been member of the media 30 years and has received hundreds of Maine Press Association and New England Press Association awards for his writing, photography and page design. He studied journalism at the University of Maine in Orono. He lives in South Thomaston with his wife, Sarah. The couple has an adult son, Brandon.
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