The St. John’s Prep and B.C. High golf teams have had some epic battles over the years and yesterday afternoon at Salem Country Club the two Catholic Conference rivals added another chapter to the book.
St. John’s avenged an early-season loss and pulled even in the Catholic Conference by edging out B.C. High, 235-236.
Jeff O’Connor and Josh Wingardner each shot 1-over-par 37s, and freshman Steven Dilisio added a 39 to help the Eagles close it out.
”We did know it was that close coming down the stretch,” St. John’s (8-2) coach Larry O’Neill said. “Everybody was behind the ninth green watching the fourth group come in. The best (score) we got was a 40 (in that group) and B.C. High had a 39 to narrow the lead to next to nothing. If it was a tie, it would have gone to the seventh score. We’ll take the one-shot victory.”
Triton 147, Ipswich 133: Junior Austin Rubino was the match’s highest scorer with 31 points, while senior Jeremy Stelline contributed 27 but the Tigers dropped to 2-7.
Salem 41, Revere 31: Will Parr (5 1/2-3 1/2), Madison Ballou (8-1), A.J. Darmody (5-4), and Adam Maggiacomo (7-2) had wins for Salem, which improved to 4-7.
Marblehead 45, Winthrop 27: The Magicians (8-0) were led by Connor Green and Owen Picariello, who each shot 38s, and Trevor Jones, who contributed a 39.
Danvers 41, Swampscott 31: Danvers (7-5) bumped its Northeastern Conference record to 6-2 with wins from Colby Sedler, Dan McKenna, Trent King, Mike Plansky, Kevin Anderson and Wes Milbury. Swampscott’s Victoria Malatesta won her match.
Beverly 25.5, Lynn English 14.5: The match ended after five holes because of the rain, but enough golf was played to give Beverly (10-1-1) the win as the Panthers improve to 8-0 in the NEC.
ME 120 H-W 102: Brian Nicoll and Spencer Bergholtz had 24 points each for H-W (1-10) and Scott Hughes chipped in 18 points.