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Central frosh Greenleaf wins MVC Open

Central Catholic freshman Connor Greenleaf of Windham began golfing at age 3 when his grandfather, Edward Carls, now 88, made him a set of golf clubs. “He took the heads of the golf clubs and shafts and made them small enough so you could use them,” Greenleaf said. Greenleaf called his grandfather, who lives in Florida and still plays golf, yesterday after winning the MVC individual golf championship at Vesper Country Club with a sizzling 1-over par 73.   “He was really proud and he congratulated me and was really excited,” Greenleaf said.   Greenleaf said he thought he had a decent chance of placing in the top five entering the championship. He beat out Andover’s Janik Koenigs and Haverhill’s Craig Farley, who both shot 76. Andover’s Donny Hunt came in fourth with a 77. “I didn’t go in expecting to win but I thought I had a good chance to place top five and probably on the 14th hole, I was like, ‘Wow, I really have a chance of winning this thing,’” Greenleaf said. He ranks this among the top accomplishments of his young career. “I play in multiple tournaments over the summer,” he said. “This is up there but I wouldn’t say it’s the greatest accomplishment that I’ve had in golf. I played in the Callaway World Juniors (in California) over the summer. I placed like 44th out of 150. And these were the best kids in the world. That was my best experience.” Greenleaf began his competitive golf career at 10. Greenleaf’s mother, father and brother all play golf, too. “My brother (Ryan Greenleaf) sometimes beats me,” he said. “He goes to Salem High. He plays for the Salem golf team. We have pretty good competitions but I usually win. I took more interest in golf at an early age. He kind of caught on after me.” Sachems’ Cavanaugh wins Cape Ann League title Pentucket junior Mac Cavanaugh of Pentucket-Georgetown won the medalist honor at the Cape Ann League Open at Far Corner by shooting a 74 (2-under-par). Interestingly enough, Cavanaugh, the team’s No. 2 golfer, shot just a 94 at the same golf course in the Division 2 North tournament Monday.   “He said to me, ‘Can you believe I shot 20 strokes less today?’” Pentucket-Georgetown coach Jayne Martinese Beaton said. “He said to me, ‘I shot a 74.’ I grabbed his arm and I said, ‘What?’ He said, “I shot a 74.’ I was absolutely thrilled. ... He’s a great kid and he turned into a very good leader as the season went on. He was very encouraging to the other kids on the team.” Cape Ann League Open at Far Corner (par 72) Results (32 golfers): 1. Mac Cavanaugh (Pentucket-Georgetown) 74, 2. Alex Kane (Masco) 76, 3. Charlie May (Masco) 78; top nine are All-CAL, cutoff was 82. North Andover: John Boyle 84, Nick DePace 84, Ross Boyle 94 North Reading: Tyler Canaday 92, Jack Manning 99 Penucket-Georgetown: Mac Cavanaugh 74, Jason Steele 84

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Haverhill Wins MVC Small

Ernie Lupi shot a 36 to lead Haverhill to a victory and the Merrimack Valley Conference Small Division champion. Haverhill won the Merrimack Valley Conference Small Division with a 16.5-3.5 win over Methuen.

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Windy Win

Jake Hulme scored a 34, two under, in the golf matchup between Methuen and Haverhil in the wind. Haverhill was able to beat Methuen 16.5 to 3.5.

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