CANTON, May 30 — It’s hard to say but the Canton High boys golf team probably set a new school record with a 149 in a 149-171 win over Enfield earlier this week at Tower Ridge in Simsbury. It is the lowest score in the last 16 years for Canton, beating the previous low team score of 153 in 1995 against Granby at the old Canton Golf Course.
All five Canton players were under 40 in the 23-stroke win over Enfield. Ryan Allen was medalist with a 36 on the par-36 course while Dave Roux had a 37, Blaine Houlihan and Brad Parliament each had 38 while Jon Phelps had a 39.
“The kids were pysched,” Canton coach Bill Phelps said. “To shoot like that at Tower is nice just before the state tournament.”
Canton (12-4-1, 7-3-1 NCCC) will compete in the CIAC Division IV tournament at Crestview Country Club in Watertown on Monday, June 8.
The Warriors followed that up with a 156 in a three-team match with St. Paul (171) and Portland (190) on Thursday. They finish with Granby on Monday and compete in the NCCC Tournament on Thursday, June 4.
Avon will probably win the league but Bill Phelps isn’t disappointed with Canton’s performance in the league. “We lost three matches by a combined total of seven strokes,” he said. “That’s a very small margin of error.
“The team is feeling good because they are getting better and they’re playing well as a team,” Bill Phelps said.