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News from the high school course

Six Midcoast golfers take games to state individual tournament

Panther Murphy 12th, Parker 14th, Ritter, Sebrey tied for 15th in Class B
By Ken Waltz | Oct 13, 2019

Vassolboro — When high school golfers tee it up for the first hole of a round, it essentially boils down to them versus the course. One person, one ball and one shot at a time for nine or 18 holes.

And while in regular-season and most postseason events, those same golfers play for themselves and their teams, on Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Natanis Golf Club, the student-athletes specifically were on their own.

The outcome of their round depended on one person — namely, themselves.

That is because the state's best of the best qualified to participate in the Maine Principals' Association state schoolboy and schoolgirl individual championships.

In the case of six Midcoast golfers from Belfast, Medomak Valley of Waldoboro and Oceanside of Rockland, it was the state Class B championship event.

Three Lions — Thomas Parker, James Ritter and Tommy Walker — two Panthers — Carson Murphy and Sean Sebrey — and one Mariner — Austin Chilles — qualified to participate in the damp, cloudy conditions, with temperatures in the 50s.

For Midcoast golfers, all of whom competed in Class B, Murphy finished 12th at 87, Parker 14th at 90, Ritter and Sebrey tied for 15th at 91, Walker 19th at 93 and Chilles 26th at 102.

The individual champions included Mount Ararat's Caleb Manuel at 3-under par 69 in Class A, York's Tyler Rivers at 5-over par 77 in Class B, Kents Hill's Mitch Tarrio at 1-under 71 in Class C and Leavitt's Ruby Haylock and Morghan Dutill tied at 3-over 75 for girls.

There were 32 golfers in Class A, 29 in Class B and Class C and 25 girls.

The individual tournament concluded the high school golf season in Maine.

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