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Oceanside fifth, Belfast eighth, Mariner Chilles fourth in Class B

Lions Parker, Walker, Windjammer Hilchey finish among top 15 in state championships
By Ken Waltz | Oct 12, 2020
Photo by: Ken Waltz Oceanside's Austin Chilles tees his ball during a match at the Northport Golf Course.

Vassalboro — One day after one Midcoast high school golfer competed in the state Class A championships at Natanis, 10 others were back on the same course 24 hours later to challenge for individual and team titles in the Class B tournament.

When the final drives were struck, irons swung, chips bounced on greens and putts holed after two days and 36 holes of play, one area squad had finished fifth and four individuals earned top 15 spots — including one as high as fourth and a New England qualifier.

In the Class B championships on Saturday, Oct. 10 at Natanis, Oceanside finished fifth and Belfast eighth, while Mariner Austin Chilles was fourth and Lions Thomas Parker tied for ninth and Tommy Walker tied for 15th among 58 gofers.

In the Class A championships on Friday, Oct. 9 at Natanis Camden Hills' Parker Hilchey finished 13th among 65 golfers.

Chilles was the lone area student-athlete to qualify for the New England championships at the Bretwood Golf Course, date to be determined, in Keene N.H.

Maine can send the top four individual boys, plus ties, from each class (A, B and C), as well as the top 12 female finishers, plus ties, from the Maine Principals' Association individual tournament.

The state Class B 18-hole, four-golfer championship team scores were: Freeport 324, Yarmouth 336 (won on fifth-place golfer tiebreaker), Waterville 336, Leavitt of Turner 342, Oceanside 357, John Bapst of Bangor 371, Mount Desert Island 374, Belfast 377, Hermon 392 and Gardiner 402.

For the individual boys, Freeport's Matt Kempf finished first at 77 (+5) and teammate T.J. Wheeler and Maine Central Institute's Owen Moore tied for second at 79 (+7).

Chilles finished fourth at 80 (+8), while Parker tied for ninth at 83 (+11).

Additionally in Class B for the Mariner boys, Rhys Jones shot 90 (tied 21st), Noah McLellan 93 (tied 28th), Bryson Mattox 94 (tied 30th) and Darik Johnson 97 (tied 38th).

Additionally for Class B the Lion boys, Walker shot 84 (tied15th), James Ritter 98 (tied 41st), K.J. Payson 112 (52nd) and Hagen Chase 126 (58th).

For the Class B girls, Leavitt teammates Ruby Haylock and Morghan Dutil finished first and second, respectively, at 78 and 80.

Hilchey was the lone Midcoast golfer to qualify and participate in the state Class A team/individual championships on Friday. He finished 12-over par 84 to tie for 13th.

The St. George resident is the Windjammers' number one player and has found success in school and amateur tournaments around the state in recent years.

The state Class A 18-hole, four-golfer championship team scores were: Greely of Cumberland 322, Scarborough 336, Falmouth 337, Gorham 338, Mount Ararat of Topsham 352, Edward Little of Auburn 356, Messalonskee of Oakland 362 and Hampden Academy 374.

Individually for the Class A boys, Greely's Andrew Klein finished at 5-over par 77 to outdistance Scarborough's Peter Malia and Portland's Bennett Berg, who shot 79 to tie for second.

For the four-player Class A girls event, Bonny Eagle's Remy Levin finished first at 88, while Greely's Ruth Weeks was second at 89.

In Class C, also played Saturday at Natanis, the 18-hole, four-golfer championship team scores were: Orono 345, St. Dominic of Auburn 351, North Yarmouth Academy 357, Mattanawcook Academy of Lincoln 363, Winthrop 368, Houlton 378, Rangeley 386 and Monmouth Academy 387.

George Fahey of Waynflete (Portland) finished first for the boys at 74 and Abby Flanagan of Monmouth first for the girls at 84.

Final regular-season matches

Parker Hilchey shot 36 to finish as medalist at the Samoset Resort Golf Club in Rockport. The Windjammers finished 9-5 in exhibition matches this fall.

Camden Hills 6, Belfast 3

Oct. 5 at Samoset, the Windjammers finished with a four-golfer, nine-hole stroke total of 174 to 185 to the Lions.

The individual match results, with Windjammers listed first, were: Parker Hilchey (36) beat Thomas Parker (46); Jordan Peasley (48) lost to Tommy Walker (45); Aidan Schecter (48) lost to James Ritter (43); Bryler Fisher (44) beat K.J. Payson (57); Brit LaFuria (61) beat Hagen Chase (51); and Liam O'Dwyer (46) won by forfeit.

Camden Hills 7, Medomak Valley 2

Oct. 5 at Samoset, the Windjammers finished with a four-golfer, nine-hole stroke total of 174 to 195 for the Panthers.

The individual match results, with Windjammers listed first, were: Parker Hilchey (36) beat Sean Sebrey (43); Jordan Peasley (48) lost to Tyler Metcalf (44); Aidan Schecter (48) beat Matt Sirois (55); Bryler Fisher (44) beat Ntalie Stewart (53); Brit LaFuria (61) lost to Noah Crosby (56); and Liam O'Dwyer (46) beat Logan Look (66).

Oceanside 7, Camden Hills 2

Oct. 5 at Samoset, the Windjammers finished with a four-golfer, nine-stroke total of 174 to 166 for the Mariners.

The individual match results, with Windjammers listed first, were: Parker Hilchey (36) beat Austin Chilles (39); Jordan Peasley (48) lost to Darik Johnson (43); Aidan Schecter (48) lost to Rhys Jones (45); Bryler Fisher (44) beat lost to Bryson Mattox (43); Brit LaFuria (61) lost to Noah McLellan (41); and Liam O'Dwyer (46) beat Colin Landry (50).

Oceanside's Austin Chilles. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
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