SALEM NEWS GOLFER OF THE YEAR
It would be extremely hard to a find a Massachusetts high school golfer more consistent than Charlie May.
Of course, it’s not just May’s consistency that sets him apart from the rest of the field. May’s level of play is off-the-charts good, so good that this year he wrapped up his second straight Division 2 state individual championship by shooting a 70 at Beverly Golf & Tennis.
The Chieftains’ senior captain may not be blessed with the ability to crush the ball off the tee, but he’s an excellent putter and his knowledge of the game is virtually unmatched at this level. May avoids trouble with his accuracy and scores well because of his outstanding short game.
As a senior, May averaged 34.9 quota points in Cape Ann League matches and a 36.6 stroke average. He was the CAL Golfer of the Year and became the all-time career quota point leader. He also broke the school record for most quota points in a match with 42 (3-under par) this fall.
May had an outstanding postseason for the Chieftains. He shot a 79 at Far Corner Golf Course to help Masco to a second-place finish at the Div. 2 North sectional. Then, his 70 at Beverly Golf & Tennis lifted the team to a third-place finish in the state final.
May recently committed to play golf at Division 1 Lehigh University.
St. John’s Prep, Senior
Smooth and steady, Bingel set a new Prep record by hitting 86 percent of the fairways this season ... Shot a 2-under par 33 at Wachusett Country Club against St. John’s of Shrewsbury ... Placed third in Catholic Conference Individual Tournament by shooting a 75 at Black Swan Country Club ... Helped team advance to the Division 1 state final by shooting a 75 in the Div. 1 North sectional ... Qualified individually for the state finals for the third year in a row ... Will attend Bryant University on a baseball scholarship.
St. John’s Prep, Freshman
The Eagles’ low scorer in eight of 18 matches, Dilisio led St. John’s with a 37.5 scoring average over 23 nine-hole rounds ... Fired a 2-under par 33 against St. Mary’s of Lynn ... Shot an even-par 72 at Black Swan Country Club to capture the Catholic Conference Individual championship ... Advanced to State Individual Championship by shooting 76 in the sectional, then fired another 76 to place third in Div. 1 ... Focused on playing golf for a Div. 1 college.
Panthers’ captain finished with an 8-3-2 overall record in match play, competing in Beverly’s No. 1 spot ... Was also 6-1-2 in Northeastern Conference matches ... Named Beverly team MVP and NEC Large Player of the Year ... Tied for fifth at the Division 2 North sectional tournament at Far Corner Golf Course, shooting an 81 ... Qualified for the State Individual Championship and shot 83 at Beverly Golf & Tennis ... Hopes to play golf at either Johnson and Wales University or the University of North Florida.
Concluded tremendous high school golf career by shooting 79 at Kernwood Country Club to capture the Northeastern Conference Open ... Finished the season 9-2 playing at the Tanners’ No. 1 spot ... Placed 10th in the Division 1 North sectional tournament with a 77 at Bradford Country Club ... Among the top 15 finishers at the Div. 1 state tournament when he shot an 80 at Norton Country Club ... Considering a group of colleges in Florida to continue playing golf, or doing a post-graduate year.
Has been one of Marblehead’s top players for the past few years ... Named team MVP this fall ... Captain was also chosen as a Northeastern Conference all-star ... Shot a 35 at Tedesco Country Club for his low round of the season ... Credits his father, Tedesco Head Golf Professional Bob Green, for teaching him how to play the game and how to act off the course as well ... Looking at some colleges in the Northeast and some Patriot League schools.
Team captain posted 10 wins in match play to lead the Big Blue into the postseason ... Named team MVP and selected to the Northeastern Conference all-star team ... Considers his low score of 36 at Tedesco Country Club as his best individual performance this season ... Shot an 82 at Hillview in the Division 3 North sectional ... Intends to major in Engineering in college.
One-half of a dynamic family duo for the Chieftains, teaming up with his older brother Charlie to provide strength at the top of Masco’s lineup ... Averaged 31.25 quota points per match with the Cape Ann League’s scoring system ... Named CAL All-League ... Shot even par in four matches this season ... His 77 at Far Corner in the Division 2 North sectional was tops for Masco ... Carded a 78 in the Div. 2 state final at Beverly Golf & Tennis ... Hopes to someday play Division 1 college golf.
Capped a spectacular senior season by shooting a 76 at the Division 2 state final, good for fourth as an individual ... Shot a 78 to tie for third in the Div. 2 North sectional at Far Corner in cold, windy conditions ... Piled up the awards this year, including being named Salem team MVP and the Northeastern Conference Small Player of the Year ... Has a 3.25 GPA and intends to continue playing golf after graduation.
Tigers’ captain played well enough this season to garner Cape Ann League All-League status ... Also earned the Ipswich golf Player of the Year award ... Shot 2-over par at Ipswich Country Club to accumulate 32 quota points while leading the Tigers to a 153-118 win over Rockport ... Averaged 24 points per match for Ipswich this season ... Carries a 3.8 GPA ... Also plays baseball and swims for the Tigers.
Panthers’ No. 2 player posted a 10-0 record in Northeastern Conferences matches ... Overall had a 12-1-1 record ... Performed well late in the season, placing fourth in the NEC Open with an 82 at Kernwood Country Club ... Was selected as an NEC all-star ... Holds a 3.8 GPA and hopes to attend a design school.
The No. 2 player on a talented Chieftains team, Staub averaged 30 quota points in Cape Ann League matches ... Earned CAL All-League status and paired with Masco’s No. 1 player, Charlie May, to win the CAL Open ... Finished sixth with a 77 at Beverly Golf & Tennis in the Division 2 state final ... Hopes to continue playing golf in college.
St. John’s Prep, Freshman
Started the year as an unheralded newcomer, then caught fire down the stretch to become a key component to a strong St. John’s lineup ... Finished fourth on the team with a nine-hole stroke average of 40, but saved his best for last, firing a 71 at Bradford Country Club to place third in the Division 1 North sectional ... Concluded the season with a 78 at Norton Country Club in the state finals, good for sixth individually.
St. John’s Prep, Senior
A three-year starter for the Prep, Wingardner’s 38.7 scoring average was second best on the Eagles ... He was the only member of the team who had his score count in all 18 matches ... Shot a 78 at Black Swan Country Club in Georgetown to place fifth in the Catholic Conference Individual Tournament ... Shot a 79 in the Division 1 North sectional ... Catholic Conference All-Star ... His 34 at Kernwood Country Club was his best individual performance.
Beverly — Shamus Desmond, Jr.; Dustin Dube, Sr.
Bishop Fenwick — Brian Burke, Sr.; Matt Garofalo, So.
Danvers — Dan McKenna, Sr.; Colby Sedlier, Sr.; Trent King, Jr.; Mike Plansky, Fr.
Hamilton-Wenham — Brian Nicoll, Sr.
Ipswich — Quinn O’Connor, Jr.; Jeremy Stelline, Sr.; Adam Stelline, Sr.
Marblehead — Pitch Riley, Jr.; Owen Picariello, Fr.
Masconomet — Matt Peacock, Sr.; Dan Reblin, Sr.
Peabody — Nolan Franey, Jr.
Pingree — Alec Shelburne, So.; Brandon Franco, Jr.
Salem — Marc Gomes, Sr.; Will Parr, Sr.
St. John’s Prep — Jeff O’Connor, Jr.
Swampscott — Trevor Massey, Sr.