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|Golfers clinch league title|
|Thursday, 16 October 2008 10:02|
Apparently itâ€™s not a good idea to upset the Duxbury boysâ€™ golf team. After a stunning one-stroke loss to Hingham that ended the Dragonsâ€™ winning streak at eleven, they took it out on the rest of their Patriot League foes last week, along with a 10-stroke victory over Xaverian.
In the process, Duxbury wrapped up the Patriot League crown with a 197-214 win over Silver Lake on Friday at the Halifax Country Club.
Coming off the Hingham loss, the Dragons began the week with an easy victory (207-234) over Quincy, as senior captain Mark Tedeschi (39/5 pars), freshman Curtis Owen (39/5 pars), and sophomore James Magner (39/4 pars/one birdie) tied for medalist honors.
Seniors Andy Puopolo (43/4 pars) and Wes Barrington (47/4 pars) rounded out the Duxbury scoring.
The thought of four matches in four days didnâ€™t seem to faze the Dragons, as they hosted the Scituate Sailors on Wednesday at the DYC course and walked a way with a 29-shot win (194-224).
Duxburyâ€™s top five golfers all scored better than Scituateâ€™s Nate Kelly (41), with sophomoreâ€™s Jonathan Stoddard (39/5pars/one birdie), Phil Sciretta (39/7 pars), and Billy Curley (39/2 pars/2 birdies) sharing the low score of the afternoon.
The consistency and depth that has marked this yearâ€™s team was never more evident then when Barrington (38/4 pars/2 birdies) and Tedeschi (40/3 pars/2 birds) contributed to the teamâ€™s lowest score of the week.
Stoddard was on fire Thursday afternoon in the 323-333 victory over Xaverian, as the red-headed sophomore toured the DYC course with a par round of 36, including four birdies to beat Xaverianâ€™s Anthony Breen by a stroke.
Fridayâ€™s title clinching win over Silver Lake advanced the Dragonsâ€™ record to 15-2, as sophomore Kevin Kuckuk came out of no where to record a 37 for medalist honors.
The trio of Stoddard, Sciretta, and Puopolo all scored 39, while Tedeschi came up the rear with a 43.
After taking on Whitman-Hanson yesterday afternoon in Duxbury, the team will travel to Barnstable this afternoon for a tri-match with the Red Raiders and powerhouse BC High. Itâ€™s a good way to end the season for Coach Jack Stoddardâ€™s squad, as the Eagles should bring out the best in the Dragons, who will start their drive for a State title on Tuesday morning when they travel to the Easton Country Club for the MIAA Division II South Sectionals.