McGovern Blasts Out

Mashpee High’s Owen McGovern blasts out of a sand trap on the first hole of Falmouth Country Club’s Talon Course on September 9.

The season has gotten off to a great start for the Mashpee High School boys’ golf team. The Falcons, considered to be amongst the favorites in the Division 3 south contenders, improved to 3-0 with a win against Abington on September 11.

Mashpee beat their rivals by a score of 153.5-138.5.

Collin Spencer had himself a great round at Strawberry Valley Country Club, firing a round of 35 in the top spot for the Falcons. He bested his opponent in match play, 6-3. Playing partner Kyle Puchol was also hitting greens with regularity as he fired a 37 and won 6.5-2.5 in match play.

Jack Spencer, at the third spot, tied his older brother for the low round of the day. Jack Spencer also carded a 35 and won in match play by a 7-2 score. Jack Howard played the fourth position and did well for MHS, carding a 45. He halved the match play portion of the match.

Casey Fitzgerald had a great day in the fifth spot for Mashpee. Fitzgerald scored 40 and halved his match. Ross Smith had a 52 in the six spot and lost in match play, 7-2. Owen McGovern finished with 54 at the seven spot and lost in match play 8-1. Cullen Dunn shot 51 in the eight spot and lost in match play, 2.5-6.5.

Mashpee High’s golf team improved to 2-0 on the season with a victory over East Bridgewater at Falmouth Country Club on Tuesday, September 9. Playing at FCC for the first time this year, the Falcons handled the layout like veterans as they rolled to a 137-106 victory.

Senior Kyle Puchol was the low scorer in the match, shooting an even par 37 out of the second spot for MHS. He beat his opponent by six shots in stroke play and won the match play portion by a 5.5-3.5 tally. Collin Spencer, playing at the top spot, beat his opponent 6-3 in match scoring and 41-45 in stroke play. Jack Spencer also shot 41 and beat his opponent by six shots. In match play he took a 6.5-2.5 victory.

Owen McGovern had some early scoring issues but was able to tough it out to tie his opponent in stroke play. In match play he managed a 5-4 win in the fourth spot.

In the fifth spot Casey Fitzgerald won by four shots, 49-53. He also won in match play, 6-3. Rounding it out for Mashpee, Ross Smith fell by one shot in stroke play, 55-54. He was also edged by one hole in match play, 5-4.

Mashpee had opened its season on August 28 against Sturgis, winning that day by one point, 110-109. Coach Shawn Chicoine said that he thinks that the team has strong potential. With a top three that is good as anyone’s in southeastern Massachusetts, the Falcons will be in great shape once the bottom half of the lineup rounds into shape.

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