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Avon golfers wins 2nd straight NCCC tourney

AVON, June 4–  The Avon High boys golf team won its second straight NCCC Tournament championship sparked by Alex Stekler, who finished second with a 74, two strokes behind tournament champion Mike Thibodeau of Ellington. Avon slipped past Coventry by two strokes, 311-313 and nine strokes ahead of league champion Ellington (320). The Falcons (12-4, 10-2 NCCC) finished third in the regular season behind Ellington (18-0, 12-0 NCCC) and Coventry (18-1, 11-1).

At the CIAC Division II tournament, Avon stumbled with a score of 338, good enough for 13th place. Ryan Karbowicz was the only Falcon to break 80 with a 75 at Timberlin Golf Club in Kensington. Stekler shot an 85 while Matt Bergman shot an 87. Justin Hufsmith and Peter Levine each shot a 91. It was the lowest finish in the state tournament since tying for 14th place in 2006.

Boys Golf
NCCC Tournament
At Twin Hills, Coventry
Team results – 1. Avon 311, 2. Coventry 313, 3. Ellington 320, 4. Granby 334, 5. Suffield 337, 6. Bolton 338, 7. East Granby 340, 8. Stafford 351, 9. Canton 359, 10. Enfield 363, 11. Somers 378, 12. Windsor Locks 384, 13. Sport Medical Science Academy 445

Individual results – 1. Mike Thibodeau, Ellington, 72, 2. Alex Stekler, Avon, 74, 3. Tyler Noske, Coventry, 75

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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