Two teams that share a home course part of the season squared off on it on Monday, September 30. The Mashpee Falcons, who have already qualified for an MIAA state tournament berth, continued to play well as they defeated their friends from Falmouth by a 263-272 count in a match where the top six scores counted.
Each team’s top player was in fine form as Colin Spencer took on Falmouth’s Jake McKenzie in the one spot and the tandem took turns making solid shots. McKenzie edged Spencer by one stroke, 37-38, in a back-and-forth match between two of Cape Cod’s premier shot-makers. McKenzie carded birdies on the second, seventh and eighth holes, while Spencer had one on the first. McKenzie’s three birds helped him overcome a double-bogey on the fifth hole. Spencer had bogeys on two and five.
Kyle Puchol shot well throughout his round at the two spot and matched McKenzie for medalist honors, with a round of 37. Puchol had three birdies in in round to shoot and shot even par for the day. His opponent, Harry Hennessey had a 46.
Mashpee’s second twosome was very strong throughout their rounds. Jack Spencer finished with a 41 for the day while Casey Fitzgerald was right behind him with a 43. Jack Howard (51) and Cullen Dunn (53) rounded out the scoring for the Falcons against the Clippers. Falmouth made things a little closer thanks to great rounds out of the seventh and eighth men in the rotation.
Kyle Souza (45) and Bud Driscoll (43) had it going in the final pairing for FHS.
In Mashpee’s previous match the Falcons dominated Sturgis West at Willowbend, 107-73, in their modified Stableford system.
Colin Spencer and Puchol were firing at pins all day long, with Spencer going three-over, with a 38, and Puchol finishing two over, at 37. Spencer picked up 31 points and Puchol got 32. Jack Spencer finished with a 48 and had 14 points, and Fitzgerald had a 49 and 13 points. Howard shot a solid 46 and had 17 points. Smith carded a 56 and got six points. Dunn had a 54 and eight points.
Mashpee was slated to play against Abington on Wednesday, but inclement weather forced that to be postponed to later in the season.