Hearst Connecticut Media Boys Golf All-Stars
Published 12:00 am, Thursday, August 3, 2017
Jackson Fretty, Greenwich
Sophomore shot a 74 to tie for second at the FCIAC championships, leading the Cardinals to the team title … In the CIAC Division I tournament, shot a one-under par 71 to tie for second and help Greenwich place second as a team … Shot a 69 to tie for second at the New England championships … All-State Division I, All-FCIAC first team.
Andrew Maslar, Masuk
Junior helped the Panthers win the SWC tournament team championship … Placed third in the Woodland Invitational … Posted a low match score of two-under par 34 … Shot an 81 to tie for 24th in the CIAC Division II tournament and an 86 to tie for 17th in the SWC … All-State Division II, All-SWC first team … Selected to play in the Pure Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach.
Jack Woods, Immaculate
Sophomore led the Mustangs to second-place team finishes in both the CIAC Division IV and SWC tournaments … Tied for fourth in the SWC (78) and tied for ninth in Division IV (81) … Was medalist in 14 of 16 regular-season matches … All-State Division IV, All-SWC first team.
Spencer Olson, Bethel
Senior earned medalist honors in 11 of the Wildcats’ 12 matches during the regular season … Shot a 78 to tie for fourth at the SWC championships … Had the lowest differential in the SWC (1.8) and a 1.73 differential in the state … Partnered with David Zalcman to shoot a 74 at the Chappa Invitational … All-SWC first team … Will play for the University of Tampa.
Anthony Taddei, Amity
Senior had a match average of 39.5, including eight rounds below 40 … Tied for fifth in the SCC (77) and tied for 15th in the CIAC Division I tournament (77) … At the Chappa Invitational, partnered with Charlie Csejka to shoot a 70 and tie for third … All-SCC.
Charlie Csejka, Amity
Senior shot a 78 to tie for eighth at the SCC championships and a 76 to tie for ninth in the CIAC Division I tournament … Helped lead the Spartans to third in the SCC and fifth in the CIAC Division I … Partnered with Anthony Taddei to shoot a 70 and tie for third at the Chappa Invitational … Finished season with five even-par rounds and a 1.7 stroke differential … All-State Division I, All-SCC.
Finn Boynton, ND-West Haven
Senior won the SCC individual championship after shooting a two-over par 73 … Placed second in the CIAC Division II tournament with a four-under par 68 … Partnered with Tommy Rosati to shoot a 69 and finish second at the Chappa Invitational … Earned medalist honors in 11 of the team’s 13 regular-season matches … Had a regular season-best one-under par 34 against Xavier at Race Brook CC … All-State Division II, All-SCC.
Matthew Manjos, Masuk
Senior finished ninth in the CIAC Division II tournament (76) and tied for ninth at the SWC championships (82) … Posted a 5.0 season differential … Teamed up with Peter Cosmedy to shoot a 75 at the Chappa Invitational … SWC All-Colonial Division.
Michael Brown, Barlow
Senior shot a 77 to tie for 10th at the CIAC Division II tournament and an 83 at the SWC championships to tie for 11th … Posted state differential of 4.91 during senior year … Earned medalist honors at the CIAC Division II and SWC tournaments as a junior … SWC All-Colonial Division … Will play at Swarthmore College.
Safeen Ahmad, ND-Fairfield
Senior shot a team-leading 80 to tie for sixth at the SWC championships … Four-year varsity player and two-year team captain … Shot an 84 to tie for 26th in the CIAC Division II tournament … All-State Division IV, All-SWC first team … Will attend Bryant.
Alex Gu, Darien
Freshman shot a 73 to win the Holohan Invitational … Posted a team-best score of 75 at the FCIAC championships, to help the Blue Wave finish third … Shot an 83 at the CIAC Division I tournament … Tied school record by shooting a three-under-par 33 at Tashua Knolls GC … Led the team with a 37.2 average … All-FCIAC first team.
Grant Worthington, Barlow
Senior tied for seventh at the SWC championships (81) to help lead the Falcons to third as a team … Shot an 81 to tie for 24th at the CIAC Division II tournament … During senior year, had a 4.92 state differential … SWC All-Colonial Division … Will attend Notre Dame.
Jake Moses, Greenwich
Senior tied for second by shooting a 74 at the FCIAC championships to help the Cardinals capture the team title … Shot a 75 at the CIAC Division I tournament to tie for sixth place … Partnered with Jackson Fretty to shoot a 72 at the Chappa Invitational … FCIAC All-East team.
Jason Hirschauer, Pomperaug
Junior won the SWC individual championship, shooting a three-over-par 74 … Earned medalist honors in four matches … Three-year varsity player for the Panthers … SWC All-Colonial Division.
Jeff Santos, Shelton
Senior played as the Gaels’ No. 1 golfer and qualified for the SCC and Chappa Invitational tournaments during three of his four varsity seasons … Shot an 88 at the CIAC Division I tournament and an 89 at the SCC championships this past season … Medaled in five matches as senior … Partnered with Mike Davis to shoot a 78 at the Chappa Invitational.
John Ahern, Amity
Senior tied for eighth at the SCC championships (78) and tied for 15th at the CIAC Division I tournament (77) to help the Spartans finish third and fifth, respectively, as a team … Shot a career match low of 35 at Madison CC … Average match score of 40.1 … All-SCC.
Michael Knick, Fairfield Prep
Junior shot a 77 at the SCC championships to help the Jesuits win the team title … Also shot a 77 at the CIAC Division I tournament to tie for 15th … Partnered with Will Mallek to shoot a 74 at the Chappa Invitational … Finished season with an average of 39.60 and was second on the team in stroke differential for the past two seasons … All-SCC.
Peter Cosmedy, Masuk
Junior shot an 83 at the SWC championships to help the Panthers clinch the team title … Tied for 24th (81) at the CIAC Division II tournament … Partnered with Matthew Manjos to shoot a 75 at the Chappa Invitational … Finished season with a 3.67 differential … Plays on the JPGA … All-SWC first team.
Will Mallek, Fairfield Prep
Sophomore tied for second at the SCC championships (74) to lead the Jesuits to the team title … At the CIAC Division I tournament, shot a 79 to tie for 30th … Ranked first on the team by stroke differential (3.05) and had a scoring average of 39.00 … Combined to shoot a 74 with partner Michael Knick at the Chappa Invitational … All-SCC.
Robert Waltzman, Weston
Senior shot a 77 to finish third overall at the SWC championships … Shot an 88 in the CIAC Division II tournament … Finished season with a league differential of 5.8 … Partnered with Connor Meccay to shoot an 83 at the Chappa Invitational … Finished second in the SWC as a sophomore … SWC All-Patriot Division.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Robert Pagel, Masuk
Coached the Panthers to their first SWC tournament team title and a tie for fifth place at the CIAC Division II championships.