Golfers road woes continue

Sep 30, 2015 by

Published in the September 30, 2015 edition

BELMONT — Being on the road hasn’t helped the defending Middlesex League Freedom division champion Warriors very much this season.

The Wakefield Memorial High golf team dropped its fourth contest of the season and third on the road as it suffered a 47.5-24.5 setback against Belmont yesterday afternoon at the Belmont Country Club.

Wakefield fell to 3-4 overall and 2-4 in the league, while the Marauders remained undefeated on the season at home.

Coach Dennis Bisso made a few lineup changes but that didn’t provide the spark the Warriors needed.

“We’ve had our trouble on the road this season,” said Bisso.

Wakefield won just one individual contest and that came at number five where Austin Collard, a junior, pulled out a 5.5-3.5 triumph over his foe.

The rest of the contests went in the Marauders’ favor.

At number one, junior David Melanson dropped a 7.5-1.5 match. Melanson had been playing as well as any golfer in the M.L.

At the second spot, Mike Guanci, a junior, moved up. Guanci lost by a 6.5-2.5 tally.

Senior co-captain Dylan Melanson played at three and dropped a 6.5-2.5 contest.

At four, Tim Hurley, a junior, suffered a 6-3 setback.

Kevin Murray, a senior, moved up to number six. Murray played well but dropped the last couple of holes and lost by a 5.5-3.5 tally.

At seven and eight, senior co-captain Steven Melanson and sophomore John Evangelista both lost by identical 6-3 scores.

Wakefield went 1-1 in the two alternate matches. At number nine, senior Stephen Marino dropped a 5.5-3.5 contest. At 10, junior Justin Sullivan pulled out a 5-4 win.

The Warriors are scheduled to take on Swampscott in a non-league contest this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. (weather permitting) at the Thomson Country Club in North Reading.

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