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Avon wins third CCC division title in four years; ties for 3rd at CCC championships

NEW BRITAIN, May 30 – Hall’s Mac Mahoney tied for medalist honors and teammate Will Hutensky finished in the top 10 as Hall High nipped East Catholic by a single stroke to win the Central Connecticut Conference boys golf tournament at Stanley Golf Course.

Hall finished with 302 with East Catholic coming in with a 303. Defending tournament champion Avon and Simsbury finished tied for third with a 304.

Avon’s Mike Hanratty was the medalist, winning the tournament in a playoff over Mahoney. Both shot a 70 on the par 71 Stanley Golf Course.

The Falcons (16-4-1, 9-2-1 CCC West) won their third divisional title in the four years they have been in the Central Connecticut Conference, edging out Simsbury (10-4, 9-3 CCC West) for the CCC West pennant.

Avon split with Simsbury during the season but the difference was Avon’s battling to a 161-161 tie with Southington on May 9 that gave the Falcons just two losses in the league. Simsbury had three. Avon captured CCC Central titles in 2016 and 2017.

2019 CCC Boys golf tournament
At New Britain
Team results – 1. Hall 302, 2. East Catholic 303, 3. Avon, Simsbury, NW Catholic 304, 6. Berlin 310, 7. Southington 313, 8. Glastonbury 324, 9. Tolland 325, 10. Farmington 327, 11. Conard 336, 12. Manchester 339, 13. Wethersfield 345, 14. Rocky Hill 351, 15. E.O. Smith 353, 16. RHAM 359, 17. Newington 365, 18. Middletown 372, 19. Plainville 405, 20. South Windsor 421, 21. Bristol Central 422, 22. Enfield 426, 23. Bristol Eastern 432, 24. New Britain 450, 25. Windsor 470
Top 10 individuals – 1. Michael Hanratty, Avon, 70, won in playoff at Stanley Golf Course (Par 71), 2. Mac Mahoney, Hall 70, 3. Jake Napoli, Southington 71. 4. Justin Matthew, NWC and James Bosworth, Simsbury, 72, 6. Jack Bosworth, Simsbury 73, 7. Colin Barrett, Avon, Mike Walling, East Catholic and Ryan Cyr, Tolland 74, 10. John Downes, Berlin, Jacob Lindsay, Berlin; Colin Luca, East Catholic, Ryan Zurcher, East Catholic; Will Hutensky, Hall; Justin DeFina, NWC 75
Other Avon golfers: Dan Cuyler 78, Cole Hahn 82

2019 CCC West standings

Team Div. Overall
x-Avon 9-2-1 16-4-1
Simsbury 9-3 10-4
Southington 8-3-1 11-3-1
N.W. Catholic 7-5 12-5
Hall 5-7 12-9
Farmington 4-8 9-15
Conard 0-12 1-17
x-won division title

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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