Darien boys golf team completes regular season with just one loss
Updated 10:52 pm, Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Darien boys golf team won the FCIAC East Division Championship with a regular season record of 17-1.
Wednesday, May 15
Greenwich 153 (17-0), Darien 161 (16-1)
Round Hill Club in Greenwich, CT, Par 35
After eight holes, Greenwich held a slim two-shot lead with one hole to play in the battle of the FCIACs last two undefeated teams. Greenwich showed its talent and experience, as its top four players played the final hole in a collective one under par to Darien's five over and the Cardinals pulled away for an eight-shot victory.
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"Though disappointed with not taking advantage of the opportunity to pull off the upset, we gained some confidence from going toe-to-toe with the league's most experienced and talented team and an increased appreciation for the challenges of finishing strong that we hope will serve our young squad well in the postseason," Darien coach Tom O'Donnell said.
Thursday, May 16
Darien (17-1) 167, Wilton (9-5) 171
Woodway CC in Darien, CT, Par 25
Darien: Suri 40, Ostberg 41, Knowlton 42, Van de Graaf 44, Koorbusch 44
Though showing the signs of being mentally and physically fatigued from the rigors playing 18 opponents in six weeks, Darien was able to close out an outstanding regular season by defeating Wilton and finishing with a record of 17-1.
The Blue Wave will take several days off before looking forward to their postseason schedule that includes the Chappa Invitational, Holahan Invitational as well as the FCIAC and State Championships.
Suri and Ostberg finished the season with the two lowest averages and will represent Darien at the Chappa Invitational on Thursday. Qualifiers for the Holahan Invitational will be announced on Friday. The tournament will be played on Tuesday, May 28 at Wee Burn CC in Darien.
The Blue Wave will compete for the FCIAC championship at Heritage Village CC in Southbury on Thursday, May 30 and the Division II state championship on Monday, June 3.