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Special victory for girls golf team over Farmington

CANTON, May 3 – The past two seasons, the Farmington High girls golf team was the top seed going into the CIAC tournament. Four starters returned from last spring’s team that finished second in the state.

That made Canton’s big win last week over Farmington so much more special. The Warriors handed Farmington its first loss of the season, 199-206 and also beat NCCC rival Avon, 199-210 in the same meet.

Farmington sophomore Jen Whaley was clearly the best player on the course at Blue Fox Golf Course in Avon with a four-over-par 40. Teammate Amanda Failla shot a 45. But the remaining two Farmington players shot a 60 and 61.

That opened the door for Canton (9-1, 6-0 SCGGL). Nikki Liucci and Megan Roux each shot 47 while Kelly McAlindin had a 50 and Danielle Coutu had a personal-best score of 55.

Canton also got a bit of revenge for an earlier non-league loss to Avon (6-2, 2-1 SCGGL) with a 11-stroke victory. Jackie Serreta led Avon with a 46 with Alexa Gentile scoring 50. Blaire Jarvis and Alana Pulling each a 57. The Warriors also had wins over Mercy, 203-224, and Lauralton Hall-Wallingford, 201-203 last week.

BOYS GOLF: Canton beats contender Suffield
CANTON, May 3 – When the season began, Suffield was tagged as one of the contenders for the NCCC championship. Canton (4-1, 4-1 NCCC) nipped the Wildcats last week, 170-171 for its fourth straight win on a windy afternoon at Tower Ridge in Simsbury.

Brad Parliament shot a 37 to lead the Warriors, who were trailing by two strokes after the first three golfers into the clubhouse. Jon Phelps in the fourth spot came in and won by three strokes to give Canton the victory.

Canton gets a boost this week when three-time All-State golfer Ryan Allen returns. Allen broke his leg ice skating in February. “He gives us a more dangerous lineup,” Canton coach coach Bill Phelps said.

Canton also beat Windsor Locks last week by 31 strokes, 156-187 with Roux earning medalist honors for the second time this season. Three different Canton players have been medalists this spring with Blayne Houlihan and Parliament (twice) also earning top honors.

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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