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Canton boys golf team earns another CIAC state tournament berth

HEBRON, June 4 – The Canton High boys golf tournament earned an invitation to the CIAC’s Division IV golf tournament for the sixth time in the last seven years.

The Warriors finished 14th in the Division IV tournament with a score of 373, led by Jordan Horvath, who had an 88 on the par 72 course at Tallwood Country Club.

In a close match, Immaculate-Danbury beat out Northwest Catholic by one stroke for the Division IV championship, 323-325 with Coginchaug (326) and Old Lyme (327) right behind.

Alex Lederman (92), Tristan Witzgall (96) and Matthew Schuman (97) played for the Warriors in the Division IV tournament.

Canton went 8-5 this year and 7-4 in the NCCC under long-time coach Bill Phelps. The Warriors won their final five dual matches including a 156-178 victory over Bolton on May 28 with a season-low score of 156. Canton also beat Rockville, Stafford, Windsor Locks and Housatonic in their strong end of the season finish.

2019 NCCC Tournament
At Blackledge CC-Hebron
Team results –  1. Ellington 340, 2. Coventry* 346, 3. Suffield 346, 4. Bolton 351, 5. Somers 357, 6. Rockville 362, 7. Granby 367, 8. East Granby 374, 9. Canton 385, 10. SMSA 408, 11. Windsor Locks 422, 12. Stafford 430
*Tie broken by fifth player
Individual results – 1. Sean Dowd, Granby, 75, 2. Greg Gouvin, Suffield 77, 3. Cameron Lucas, Rockville 78, 4. Keaton McGill, Bolton 80, 5. Ryan Trottier, Ellington 80

2019 NCCC boys golf standings
Team NCCC DM LCM Pts Overall
x-Coventry 11-0 33 20 53
y-Ellington 10-1 30 22 52
Suffield 7-4 21 18 39
Somers 8-3 24 14 38
Granby 8-3 24 10 34
Canton 7-4 21 6 27 8-5
Rockville 4-7 12 12 24
Bolton 2-9 6 16 22
Windsor Locks 4-7 12 2 14
Stafford 4-7 12 0 12
East Granby 0-11 0 8 8
SMSA 1-10 3 4 7
Teams earn three points for each NCCC dual meet (DM) victory and two points for each team they beat at the league championship meet (LCM)

x-won league championship
y-won league tournament

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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