Haverhill Hillies Golf '19

Mon, Oct 21, 2019 10:00 AM @ Haverhill
Team Final
Andover 2
Haverhill 0

Robbins, Lavallee win titles

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The Merrimack Valley Conference did itself proud in sectional golf competition Monday with a pair of individual champions.

For the second year in a row, Central Catholic's Josh Lavallee was the medalist in the Division 1 tournament while, in Division 2, North Andover sophomore James Robbins won the championship.

What's more, led by Mac Lee, Andover finished second in the team competition to qualify for next week's Division 1 state tournament.

Lavallee, a junior from Haverhill, actually tied Melrose's Thomas Brodeur when they both firesn 2-over-par 74s at Rennaissance Golf Course to keep up his outstanding postseason play. Last year, he won the MVC, sectional and state tournaments and was named Eagle-Tribune Golfer of the Year.

Only one stroke behind Lavallee in a tie for third with a 75 was teammate Mikey Yfantopulos. He was tied with Winchester's Owen Egan, who led the Sachems to the Division 2 North team title.

In Division 1, Robbins fired a spectacular 1-under 71 to take top honors by two strokes over runner-up Alex Landry of St. John's Prep. As a freshman, he shot a 75 to help pace the Knights to the sectional title. North Andover finished fourth on Monday.

Perennial power St. John's Prep was the Division 1 champion with a score of 307, eight strokes ahead of the runner-up Golden Warriors, who was paced by Lee. He tied for third individually with a 76.

Lee was backed up by Nick Ventura, and Cade Cedorchuck, both of whom were in a tie for 11th with 79s. Also tied for 11th was Haverhill's Aiden Azevedo.

Game Statistics:


At Renaissance Golf Club (Par 72)

Team scores:  St. John's Prep 307, Andover 315, Lincoln-Sudbury 318, North Andover 325, Westford 331, Lowell 336, Lexington 340, Newton North 341, Haverhill 342, Boston Latin 357, Newton South 358, Chelmsford 371, Malden 484

Top 3 individuals and top local golfers: 1. James Robbins (North Andover ) 71, Alex Landry (SJP) 73, 3. Mac Lee (Andover) 76, Molly Smith (Westford) 76, Matt Asselin (Lowell) 76, 11. Nick Ventura (Andover) 79, Aiden Azevedo (Haverhill) 79, Cade Cedorchuck (Andover) 79,16. Adam Heinze (North Andover) 81, 21 Jackson Difloures (Haverhill) 83, 33. Jonathan Finn (North Andover) 87, 38. Stephen Ingram (Andover) 88, Sean Crockett (Haverhill) 88


At Far Corner Golf Club (Par 72)

Top team scores (16 teams): Winchester 315, Concord 319, Melrose 322, Wakefield 326, Belmont 327, Masconomet 329

Top 5 individuals:  Josh Lavallee (Central Catholic) 74, Thomas Brodeur (Melrose) 74, Mikey Yfantopulos (Central Catholic) 75, Owen Egan (Melrose) 75, Ethan Doyle (Salem) 75, 


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