It was a special day yesterday for a pair of Masconomet senior golfers after the Chieftains downed Triton, 148-139, yesterday afternoon.
The win gave Masconomet (12-1) the Cape Ann League title and enabled seniors Charlie May and Zack Staub to win their fourth straight CAL crowns.
“Zach and Charlie are going to graduate winning (the CAL) all four years they’ve been in high school,” head coach Ben Hodges said. “That’s something special.”
What made the occasion even more memorable was the fact that May became the all-time Masconomet leader in quota points after his 33-point effort yesterday took him to a career total of 1,581. He needed just 21 points entering the match.
“(May) really works as hard as anybody on his game. He’s polished,” said Hodges. “What stands out more than anything is how people talk, outside of golf, about how special he is. He’s always thinking two or three shots ahead. He’s got a great mind for the game.”
Staub struggled early, but a few birdies late allowed him to rally and finish with 25 points yesterday. George May, Charlie’s younger brother, chipped in with 31 points.
Beverly 481/2, Gloucester 231/2: The Panthers (9-0 league, 12-1) clinched at least a share of the Northeastern Conference championship and can win it outright today with a home win over Peabody. Winners included Sam Shorr (8-1) at No. 2, Dustin Dube (71/2 - 1 1/2) at No. 3, Shamus Desmond (71/2 - 1 1/2) at No. 4, Josh Cairns (61/2 - 2 1/2) at No. 5 and seniors Tom Lingren (6-3) at No. 8. In addition, seniors Jay Richardson (at No. 6) and Andrew Irving (at No. 7) both played extremely well in tying their matches.
Danvers 43.5, Salem 28.5: Colby Sedler, Mike Plansky, Kevin Anderson, Wes Milbury, Matt Alexander, Zach Tarricone and Nate Tarricone all won as Danvers (9-6) bumped its NEC record to 7-2.
Salem’s (5-11) lone winner was Kyle Doherty.
Peabody 411/2, Saugus 301/2: Four different Tanners — Matt Carnevale, Steve Ferrante, Patrick McCarthy and Chris Ciampa — all won their matches 6-3 to help their team improve to 8-3. Athan Goulos (51/2 - 3 1/2) and Matt McIsaac (5-4) were other winners for Peabody.