ANDREW HEDERMAN tees off at Lochmere Country Club on Monday, Sept. 17. Joshua Spaulding. (click for larger version)
September 24, 2012ALTON — With only two matches left in the regular season, the Prospect Mountain golf team remains on the cusp of qualifying for the state championship tourney after a week that saw them pick up three wins, but dropping four.
On Thursday, Sept. 20, the Timber Wolves made the long trip to Hillsboro-Deering, where they took on the host Hillcats and the Kearsarge Cougars.
Senior Ethan Henderson and sophomore Mitchell Ford both had banner days for the Timber Wolves, allowing them to earn a split of the afternoon.
The host Hillcats won the match at 159, with Prospect firing a 166 and Kearsarge shot a 167 to finish third.
Indiana Jones and Andrew Hederman led the way for the Prospect kids, as they both shot 40s for the day, while Henderson and Ford both shot personal bests of 43 to round out the scoring,
On Wednesday, Sept. 19, the Timber Wolves played in a makeup match at Pheasant Ridge in Gilford, taking on the host Golden Eagles and the Winnisquam Bears.
The host Gilford kids finished with a 173, followed by a 181 for Winnisquam and Prospect finished with a 188.
"That one really hurt," coach Paul Hitchings said. "We are touch and go to make the state tourney and that may have sunk our ship."
The match came two days after the Timber Wolves had beaten both the Golden Eagles and the Bears in Tilton.
Jones led the way for the Prospect squad with a 44, while Jay Mousseau finished with a 46 to finish as the second Timber Wolf scorer.
Andrew and Michael Hederman both shot a 49 for the day to round out the scoring.
The Timber Wolves opened the week with a trip to Lochmere Country Club in Tilton for a match featuring Gilford, Winnisquam and Conant on Monday, Sept. 17.
Conant was able to walk off with the win with a 178, but the race for second was a tight one, with the other three teams finishing within one point.
The Timber Wolves and Winnisquam both finished at 182 for the day and Gilford shot a 183.
Mousseau led the way for the Timber Wolves with a 41, followed by Andrew Hederman with a 44.
Jones was the third Prospect scorer, firing a 47, and Michael Hederman finished with a 50 to round out the scoring.
With the Timber Wolves and Bears tied at 182, the tiebreaker went to the fifth scorer for each team.
Henderson was the fifth Timber Wolf scorer and he finished with a 52, besting Winnisquam's fifth scorer at 58.
"That's the first time I've seen a tiebreaker," Hitchings said.
The Prospect team finished up its regular season after deadline on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Canterbury Woods. On Monday, Oct. 1, the team will be at Waukewan in Meredith for the Lakes Region championships and the Division III tournament gets under way at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, at Newport Golf Club.
Joshua Spaulding can be reached at email@example.com or 569-3126