KEENE, N.H., June 20 – Avon High junior Tyler Hahn shot a three-under-par 69 to finish in a three-way tie for second place at the 2017 New England boys golf championship tournament Tuesday at Bretwood Golf Course. Ryan Quinn of Winnacunnet, New Hampshire won the event with a six-under-par 66.
Hahn, who qualified for the New England tournament by finishing third at the CIAC Division II tournament, is believed to be the third Avon boys golfer to compete in the New England tournament.
A year ago, former teammate Jake Avery was tied for sixth with a 74 while Jay Molchan shot an 84 in 2001.
Hahn had six birdies and just three bogeys. He began on the 10th hole with a par before a pair of bogeys at No. 11 and No. 12. But he rallied to consecutive birdies at 13, 14, 16 and 17. On the front nine, he birdied the first two holes. “The day was amazing,” Avon High coach Josh Glick said. “He played really well.”
Greenwich’s Jackson Fretty and Chris Francoeur of St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Mass., also shot a 69.
In the girls tournament, Farmington’s Mia Grzywinski finished tied for fourth with a 74. The top five golfers earned All-New England honors.
The best finish by an Avon at the New England tournament came in 2013 when Marissa Grillo tied for first place with a 75 but ended up fourth in a four-person playoff. Grillo competed in the New England for three consecutive years.
2017 New England boys golf championships
At Keene, N.H. (Bretwood Golf Course, par 72)
66: Ryan Quinn, Winnacunnet, N.H.
69: Jackson Fretty, Greenwich; Tyler Hahn, Avon; Chris Francoeur, St. John’s Prep, MA
71: Chris Fosdick, Xavier; Christian Emmerich, St. Mary’s, MA
72: Hogan Beazley, Middlebury VT; Sam Barton Kingswood N.H.; Tyler Smith North Country UHS VT Harrison Thayer, Rice Memorial High School VT
73: Thomas Graham, Dover Sherborn High School MA
74: Coale Kazounis, Barrington RI; Anthony Burnham, Scarborough High School ME 74
75: Doug Champagne, Bow NH; Mitchell Tarrio, Kents Hill School ME 75
76: Chris Kauppila, Old Town High School ME; Nick Ojala, Proctor High School VT; Chris Breeman, AMSA MA; Jon Reid Westerly RI; Eric Evans, Dover NH
77: Andrew Lemay, Bridgewater-Raynham MA; Kyle Wright Mt. Mansfield UHS VT; Andrew Sanzaro Wethersfield
Other Connecticut scores
Colin Luca, East Catholic, 82
Alexander Aurora, Hamden, 83
Thomas Kingsbury, Tourtellotte, 85
2017 New England girls golf championships
At Keene, N.H. (Bretwood Golf Course)
71: Lauren Thibodeau, Pinkerton, NH wins in a playoff; Isabella Premkumar, Groton Dunstable, MA
73: Elise Keane, Marshfield MA; Praewa Treekul, Mercy
74: Mia Grzywinski, Farmington; Emily Nash, Lunenburg, MA; Gabrielle Sheih, Concord-Carlisle MA