Golfers wrap up season

October 31, 2009
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The Everett High golf team concluded its 2009 season with a match against Malden Catholic last Wednesday. The contest, in which M.C. was considered the “home” team (both Everett and M.C. call the Mt. Hood course home), was scored differently than in the GBL.

Rather than match play in which the eight golfers on each side go head to head, the score was determined by taking the scores of the top six golfers on each squad.

Although the Crimson Tide came out on the short end of a 230-257 decision, EHS head coach Iggy Giangregorio said he was pleased with his team’s overall performance.

“Almost everybody shot in the low to mid 40s for us,” said the veteran EHS mentor. “But Malden Catholic is a good team.”

Everett was led by its top golfer, junior Matt Huse, who shot a 43 on the day. Others who figured in the scoring for Everett were Eric and Mike Russo, Dan Concannon, Mike Vitukevich, and Stephen Chaves, the last two of whom are freshmen.

Indeed, most of Giangregorio’s squad is comprised of underclassmen, with the only departing seniors being Concannon, Mike Russo, and Stephanie Chaves.

Huse also competed on Monday in the Division 1 State Tournament held at the Beverly Golf and Tennis Club, where he shot a 90, placing him in the middle of the pack.

“We had a good season,”said Giangregorio, reflecting on the 2009 campaign. “The team played well and improved. We’ll miss our seniors, but we have a good nucleus coming back next year.”

Giangregorio thanked the sponsors of the team’s Scramble Golf Tournament fundraiser that was held last Tuesday which made the event a big success and which was won by the trio of Eric Russo, Vitukevich, and Chris Mini, who combined to shoot a three under par over the nine holes.

“The team had a lot of fun and the money they raised will support the team,” said the coach, who noted that the his squad now will be able to buy jackets that will be presented at their break up party in mid November.

Giangregorio also mentioned the efforts of Asst. Coach Chris Gianatassio. “Chris was a big help and did a wonderful job for us,” he said.