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Mariners drive, chip, putt past Schooners, Cougars for Busline League crown

Young golfers also enjoy coveted post-round pizza party
By Staff | Oct 13, 2017
Photo by: Mark Haskell Oceanside Middle School golf champions in the Busline League this fall include, from left, coach Kevin Martin, Bryson Mattox, Jameson Bell, Collin Landry, Nick Tavernakis and Derek Emerson. Not pictured are Austin Chilles, Noah McLellan and Nate Fogarty.

Walpole — Three Midcoast middle schools competed for the coveted Busline League golf championship on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at the Wawenock Golf Course, with, ultimately, only room for one at the top as king of the links mountain.

That distinction this year went to Oceanside Middle School of Rockland/Thomaston as the Mariners outshot the competition — namely Camden-Rockport Middle School and host Great Salt Bay of Damariscotta — to claim the crown.

The championships saw five golfers participate from each team in groups of three in individual stroke-play competition. The lowest score of each threesome scored three points for their team, the second lowest two points and third lowest one point.

In the end, the Mariners compiled 14 points, Cougars 10 and Schooners six as Oceanside collected the championship.

Click for photos from a Sept. 14 middle school meet at Rockland Golf Club.

The first two groups completed seven holes and third and fourth groups six holes each. The fifth group lost its scorecard, so each player in that group was awarded two points.

Great Salt Bay coach Kyle Feltis said the golfers ran out of daylight and matches at the middle school level typically are timed at two hours. Plus, the golfers were anxious to finish so they could attend their championship pizza party, he said.

Oceanside’s Noah McLellan was the individual champion and medalist, as the youngster finished at 37 for seven holes on the afternoon.

The individual scores for Oceanside, coached by Kevin Martin, were Austin Chilles (40 through seven holes), Noah McLellan (37 through seven holes), Jameson Bell (48 through six holes), Nate Fogarty (40 through six holes) and Bryson Mattox (no score listed). The team's additional golfers are Collin Landry, Nick Tavernakis and Derek Emerson.

The individual scores for Camden-Rockport, coached by Alex Plummer, were Jordan Peasley (51 through seven holes), Jack Edgar (66 through seven holes), Declan Buchanan (55 through six holes), Colin Wright (53 through six holes) and Owen Morong (no score listed). Names of additional team members were unavailable.

The individual scores for Great Salt Bay, coached by Feltis, were Aiden Gallagher (48 through seven holes), Will Farrell (41 through seven holes), Patrick Minor (49 through six holes), Ryan Sullivan (48 through six holes) and Grady Burns (no score listed). Other team members are Jack Lee, Kolby Feltis, Wyatt Stone, Maggie Kastelein, Cameron Macleod, Henry Maddox, Nate Zimmerman, Fritz White and Gary (last name unavailable, student from Nobleboro).

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