by the Beacon Sports Staff
With one more match slated on the 2019 fall season schedule for the SeaWolves golf team before the Yankee Small College Conference Champion- ship at Pease Golf Course in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the SeaWolf squad seems poised for a breakout round.
New to this year’s squad are freshmen, Sam Winslow, Ethan Laverriere, Chase Locke and Connor Ward, who have been scoring in the 80’s, 90’s, low 100’s and north of 110 by a few strokes respectively. Robert Caron is the only returning golfer from last years squad which struggled to find their game on the course and has posted rounds in the low 90’s and north of 100. The squad, which carries nine golfers also includes: Guy Tink, Dylan Pooler, Benjamin Clifford and Tucker Dineen.
To date, the best outing the team has posted was at Augusta Country Club on September 21st, when they posted a team score of 365 falling 20 strokes behind New Hampshire Technical Institute (345).
Sam Winslow posted his lowest score for the season, tallying an 85 for 18 holes, as Ethan Laverriere followed with an 89 and Robert Caron carded his lowest score of the season a 91.
This past Saturday, the SeaWolves hosted the third tournament of the season at Pur- poodock Country Club in Cape Elizabeth. The Wolves would finish the day shooting a team score of 379 as Winslow carded an 87, Laverrierre a 92 and Caron and Locke 100’s. While the result was not what the team and coach Ott had set their sights on, the Wolves will continue to work on aspects of the game which should open the door for that breakout round. The next few weeks leading up to the YSCC Championships at Pease Golf Course should set the stage for a breakout round.
When asked for a comment regarding the development of this year’s team, coach Ott shared these thoughts: “considering that the YSCC is a competitive league
in golf, both NHTI and Paul Smith’s College field fundamentally sound teams whose players score in the 70’s and 80’s, we need to focus on eliminating shots which pad our score in the wrong direction.”
Ott continued his thoughts by stating: “I believe that this squad has the potential to move closer to NHTI and Paul Smith’s team scores and to even sneak in and leapfrog one of those schools. But for that to happen, we need to have two solid weeks of practice focusing on hitting targets, staying focused, staying out of trouble and recovering in the best possible manner when we find ourselves in trouble. I’m excited about the possibilities.”
After an off weekend, the Wolves host one more tournament at Purpoodock Country Club on the 13th, and then head to Portsmouth on the 19th.