AGAWAM — John Soltys appeared down the place he had the person championship medal round his neck and the Western Massachusetts Department III trophy in his left hand.
Moments previous, Soltys and the remainder of the Ware golfing group huddled with different native techniques competing for the group identify, staring at as each and every end result made its manner onto the scoreboard. Soltys’ ultimate rating of 73 proved to be the low right through the sectional ultimate.
However that rating used to be only one a part of the larger image.
“I used to be simply hoping that we received as a group as a result of this,” Soltys mentioned, lifting up the Western Mass. trophy, “manner a lot more than that.”
Ware did take the identify, completing the day with a group rating of 330 to assert its first ever Western Mass. golfing crown after an afternoon on the Agawam Municipal Golfing Path.
“They deserve it,” Ware trainer Mike Bernier mentioned. “Ware, our the town, merits it. We struggled getting golfing groups in combination for years. Yr-in and year-out. Now we now have a in point of fact just right, younger program and confidently that is the primary of many to come back.”
Whilst Soltys completed the day with the low, the junior known as the spherical of golfing a “grind” after he completed the event two-over par. Soltys picked up a couple of birdies at the first few holes, however he needed to readjust in a while within the route.
“After that it used to be simply fairways and vegetables, two-putting and looking to grind via 40-foot putts,” Soltys mentioned. “Simply looking to two-putt the entirety and make some pars.”
Soltys performed along Monson’s Mason Dumas, who completed 2nd within the event.
“It’s great to play with him,” Soltys mentioned,” as a result of I do know he’s a just right participant. He’s going to stay me going simply as exhausting.”
For Bernier, Soltys end result used to be the end result of years of exhausting paintings at the a part of the junior.
“His golfing recreation is outstanding,” Bernier mentioned. “He’s an overly, very, excellent golfer. He’s been operating exhausting since almost definitely the 6th grade. He took it up and he’s on the route, he works on the route, he’s hitting ball always. He’s simply all the time training.
“That’s what it takes. Any golfer would know if you wish to be just right at golfing, it’s important to play. You need to stay taking part in. And that’s what he does. He’s simply getting larger, he’s getting more potent, he’s hitting the ball a mile. He’s doing in point of fact neatly.”
As Soltys got here off the route together with his 73, Ware confirmed off its intensity as a group when its scorecards confirmed 4 golfers below 87 and 5 below 90.
Mason Harper, who golfed out of the fourth spot for the group, completed with an 83. Doug Mulligan and Andrew Bonnayer, in the meantime, each and every completed with an 87. Chris Vadnais and Owen Welsh, whose rankings didn’t depend towards the overall group overall, completed with a 90 and a 106, respectively.
“It’s a end result in their exhausting paintings,” Bernier mentioned. “They’ve been at each and every follow each day. They arrive, they display up, they paintings exhausting.”
“We knew all of it 12 months,” Soltys added. “We knew lets do it. We simply needed to put it in combination. I knew after they got here in – even our 5, our 5 shot a 90 – you’ll’t beat that. Everybody performed neatly.
“It simply displays how exhausting they’ve labored all 12 months to get thus far. It’s just right to peer.”
Lenox took 2nd within the group event and can sign up for Ware on the Department III state ultimate on the Cranberry Valley Golfing Path in Harwich on Oct. 28.
Brendan Hayden had the low for the Millionaires, coming in with a 79. He simply slightly ignored a hole-in-one at the 13th gap, a par Three that he in the long run birdied. Mad Digrigoli, Max Shepherdson and Ben Haddad each and every completed with an 86 to offer Lenox a group rating of 337.
Dumas (75), Hayden (79), Mount Everett’s Cooper Rothvoss (79) and Smith Academy’s Daniel Cavanaugh (80), will input into the state event in addition to they rounded out the highest 5 of the person aspect of the event.
1. Ware — 330
2. Lenox — 337
3. Monson — 364
4. Franklin Tech — 368
5. Lee — 381
6. McCann Tech — 391
7. Westfield Tech — 407
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1. John Soltys, Ware — 73
2. Mason Dumas, Monson — 75
3. Brendan Hayden, Lenox & Cooper Rothvoss, Mount Everett — 79
5. Daniel Cavanaugh, Smith Academy — 80
6. Mason Harper, Ware — 83
7. Ben Haddad, Lenox; Max Digrigoli, Lenox & Max Shepherdson, Lenox — 86
10. Doug Mulligan, Ware; Andrew Bonnayer, Ware; Devan Patel, Lenox — 87
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