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December 10, 2012

Salem News 2012 Golf All-Stars

SALEM NEWS GOLFER OF THE YEAR

CHARLIE MAY

Masconomet, Senior

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.

BRANDON BINGEL

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.

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