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High school golf

Teeing it up: Lions, Mariners, Windjammers back on course

Belfast's Parker, Camden Hills' Hilchey earn medalist honors in first matches
By Ken Waltz | Sep 22, 2020
Photo by: Ken Waltz Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. Lion Thomas Parker blasts from the greenside bunker on the first hole.

Northport — The head covers came off the drivers, balls were hit from tees, blasted from sand traps, chipped onto greens and putted into the cup as the official start of the Midcoast high school links season began on Monday, Sept. 21 at the Northport Golf Club.

On a glorious, warm, late-summer afternoon, Belfast hosted Oceanside of Rockland and Camden Hills of Rockport to tee up the campaign under COVID-19 safety protocols.

Watch video and see nearly 50 additional photos below.

When the final putt had been holed amid ideal playing conditions at the par-36 Northport GC, the overall matches proved close, as the Lions grabbed two match victories, while the Mariners edged the Windjammers.

While the match scores may not appear close, the overall four-golfer team scores were decided by a few strokes one way or another.

There are six individual points for grabs in the individual matches between golfers, then the low four individual scores for each team is added to come up with the final score, worth an often pivotal three points. Some times, in individual matches, golfers split and earn half a point.

The match results included:

Belfast 7, Camden Hills 2

At Northport Sept. 21, the host Lions finished with a four-golfer team stroke total of 168, while the Windjammers ended at 175.

The individual match results, with Belfast golfers listed first, were: Thomas Parker (36) beat Parker Hilchey; Tommy Walker (41) beat Aiden O'Connell (48); James Ritter (39) beat Jordan Peasley (44); K.J. Payson (52) beat Bryler Fisher (56); Casey Balicki (63) lost to Caden Sawyer (54); and Hagen Chase (56) lost to Aidan Schecter (44).

Belfast's Thomas Parker finished even-par 36 to earn medalist honors.

Oceanside 6.5, Camden Hills 2.5

At Northport Sept. 21, the Mariners finished with a four-golfer team stroke total of 173, to 175 for the Windjammers.

The individual match results, with Oceanside golfers listed first, were: Austin Chilles (41) lost to Parker Hilchey (39); Rhys Jones (45) beat Aiden O'Connell (48); Bryson Mattox (44) tied Jordan Peasley (44); Noah McLellan (43) beat Bryler Fisher (56); Mason Curtis (50) beat Caden Sawyer (54); and Nate Fogarty (63) lost to Aidan Schecter (44).

Camden Hills' Parker Hilchey finished 3-over par 39 to earn medalist honors.

Belfast 7, Oceanside 2

At Northport Sept. 21, Belfast finished with a four-golfer team score or 168, while Oceanside ended at 173.

The individual match results, with Belfast golfers listed first, were: Thomas Parker (36) beat Austin Chilles (41); Tommy Walker (41) beat Rhys Jones (45); James Ritter (39) beat Bryson Mattox (44); K.J. Payson (52) lost to Noah McLellan (43); Casey Balicki (63) lost to Mason Curtis (50); and Hagen Chase(56) beat Nate Fogarty (63).

Belfast's Thomas Parker finished even-par 36 to earn medalist honors.

As high school fall athletics gear up under pandemic safety protocols, the area's regular-season golf schedule essentially will be contained by region, as Oceanside, Belfast, Camden Hills and Medomak Valley of Waldoboro square off a handful of times at different courses.

The remaining dates of those four-team matches include: Friday, Sept. 25 at Rockland Golf Club; Monday, Sept. 28 at Rockland; Wednesday, Sept. 30 at Northport; Thursday, Oct. 1 at Rockland; and Monday, Oct. 5 at Samoset Resort in Rockport. The matches start at 3:30 p.m.

Belfast plays home matches at Northport, Oceanside and Medomak Valley at Rockland and Camden Hills at the Samoset.

The Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference qualifier is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 6 and the state championships on Saturday, Oct. 10, both at Natanis Golf Club in Vassalboro.

High school golf
High school golf. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Zack Miller)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
(Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Scene from high school golf on Sept. 21 with Oceanside, Camden Hills and host Belfast at Northport Golf Course. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
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