Sunday, October 6, 2013

Windham varsity golf team update - By Jim Beers

CASCO - The Windham High School varsity golf team was back in action Tuesday afternoon, hosting Bonny Eagle, at the beautiful Point Sebago Golf Course. The 2013 regular season is coming to a close, and Windham Coach Adam Manzo spoke before the match. "In less than a week we will be going to the States for the Qualifier. Of course we would like to win our last two matches, (Bonny Eagle today, Westbrook on Thursday), but I'd rather see us go out and post low team totals, and work on putting in good scores as we end the regular season." Coach Manzo knows the importance of going into the Qualifier on a roll, and if Tuesday's rounds are any indication--the Eagles appear to be doing just that. 

With temps in the mid-70s and not a cloud in the sky, Windham's leading duo of junior Eli Williams and sophomore Alex Spiller got the rounds started. Playing the front 9 today, the Eagles' ball striking was crisp from the start. Although Williams and Spiller didn't have their best days, they were ably backed up by the rest of the team. Senior co-captain Keith Sample and sophomore Bryce Rolf led the second pairing, and it was Rolf's day from the beginning. Displaying great drives and accurate irons, Rolf turned in a veteran performance and was low medalist on the day, firing a 42. Eagles' senior co-captain Andrew Whiting, sophomore Zack Hough, juniors Jack Butts and Sam Coons, all turned in great rounds as well to help Windham defeat Bonny Eagle, 10.5 to 2.5,(222-236 total), and improve to 3-6 on the year. Bonny Eagle, who played well today, dips to 1-7. 

Coach Manzo after the match: "It was close...they all came down to the last hole. Our goal was to shoot 215 today as a team, and we finished at 222. The boys played a lot over the summer and it’s really showing." One more regular season match to go for the Eagles and it’s off to the State qualifier on October 7th. "We are heading up there in hopes of obtaining our season-long team goal of qualifying to play for a State Championship." 

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