Finishing with an overall record of 18-2, the Dragons took home the Patriot League crown with a 14-1 record that included Tuesdayâ€™s 200-222 win over Whitman-Hanson. Their lone league loss was a one-stroke defeat against Hingham (208-209).
This is the third straight Keenan Division title for the boys, who played in the MIAA Division 2 South Sectionals yesterday at the Easton Country Club. The boys won the South Sectional in 2007 and were Division II State champions in 2006. A top-three finish will send the team to the State championships at the Gannon Municipal Golf Course in Lynn next Monday starting at 9 a.m.
Playing at home early in the week, Jonathan Stoddard led the Dragons over Whitman-Hanson with a round of 37 that included five pars and a pair of birdies. Teammates Kevin Kuckuk (39/5 pars/2 birdies) and Wes Barrington (39/4 pars/one birdie) were close behind, while Mark Tedeschi (42/4 pars/one birdie) and James Magner (43/3 pars) rounded out the Duxbury scoring.
The team traveled to Barnstable on Wednesday for a tri-match with the Eagles and Red Raiders, hoping to get a feel for where they stand come tournament time.
To say Coach Jack Stoddard was thrilled would be an understatement, as his team was led by senior captain Tedeschiâ€™s round of 38 that included five pars and two birdies, while the quartet of Stoddard (5 pars), Phil Sciretta (5 pars), Billy Curley (2 pars/2 birdies), and Brayden Minahan (4 pars/one birdie) all carded rounds of 40. Barrington (41/4 pars/one birdie) was a stroke back of the pack at 41.
It was certainly a challenge for the Dragons, as BC Highâ€™s Brad Cadigan (37), Eric Anderson (38), and Noah Walky (39) beat five of Duxburyâ€™s six scores.
It wasnâ€™t as close versus Barnstable, as Jake Adams (38) was the only Red Raider golfer to crack 40.