PALMER earned medalist honors at North Conway Country Club last week. (Photo by Joshua Spaulding) (click for larger version)
September 16, 2021WOLFEBORO — Kingswood golf coach Jeremy Fuller knew that the early season was going to be a good test for his team.
That continued with a match at Windham Country Club to start last week, with the Knights finishing with a 212 to finish second behind the host Jaguars at 187. Pembroke finished in third at 231.
"Windham has been impressive in our first two matches," Fuller said, noting their top player was two under par and the second player was one under. "I hope over the season we can drop 10 to 15 strokes and get to around 200. To be able to be competitive against Windham and Oyster River, we need to find a way to shave some strokes."
Michael Palmer had the top score for Kingswood on the day with a score of 40 from the second spot in the lineup.
Brady Clarke had a good day out of the sixth spot, finishing with a 42 for second place amongst the Knights and Henry Saunders in the top spot and Tyler Sprince in the third spot both finished with 43s.
Will Crane rounded out the scoring with a 44 from the fifth spot in the lineup for Kingswood.
Will Danais had a 46 in the fourth spot, Max Roark had a 51 in the seventh spot and Jackson Hall had a 57 in the eighth spot to round out the field of Knights.
"Henry and Mike were not too happy with their scores and are looking to improve, which I know they will," Fuller said. "We have left a few strokes out on the course with three-putts. If you're going to play well, you can't afford to three-putt greens.
"Our sophomore duo of Brady Clarke and Will Crane continue to post scores that are in our top five," the Knight coach continued. "Tyler continued to drive the ball well. He made a nice birdie on the sixth hole, hitting his tee shot to five feet and making the putt."
The 10 to 15 strokes that Fuller was hoping the team would drop over the course of the season came all in one swell swoop on Wednesday, Sept. 8, as the Knights teed off at North Conway Country Club.
Kingswood had four kids finish with scores under 40 for the day, finishing with a 199 to sweep the three-team match. Portsmouth got a 204 for second and host Kennett had a 228 for third.
Palmer earned medalist honors, sharing them with Ben Daugherty of Kennett, with both finishing with 37s.
The next three scorers all finished with 39s, with Henry Saunders in the top spot in the lineup, Tyler Sprince in the third spot and Will Danais in the fourth spot all getting the same score.
The final score for the Knights came from Christos Zavas in the sixth spot with a 45.
Quin Dickey had a 48 from the eighth spot, Caden Laing had a 50 in the seventh spot and Matt Jacobs played at number five and had a 52.
The Knights will be in action today, Sept. 16, at Sagamore Golf Club for a meet hosted by Winnacunnet. They will then head to Amherst Country Club for a meet hosted by Milford on Tuesday, Sept. 21, and will host Goffstown, Kennett and Alvirne on Thursday, Sept. 23, all with 3:30 p.m. starts.
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