VASSALBORO — Fort Kent freshman Ali Prescott and Ellsworth junior Greg Martin emerged victorious Saturday during the Maine high school individual golf championships held at Natanis Golf Course.
Prescott won the schoolgirl title while Martin claimed the Class B boys top prize. Other state champions were Seth Sweet of Madison in Class C and Mike Arsenault of Gorham in Class A.
Prescott, one of just two schoolgirl players to qualify for the state championships out of the Penobscot Valley Conference, shot a 7-over-par 79 on the par-72 Arrowhead course to score a three-stroke victory over the 2009 runnerup, Karli Soracco of Leavitt of Turner Center, and become the first Fort Kent golfer to win a state title.
Prescott, who shot a 97 during her qualifying round, had scored a 74 at Arrowhead during a practice round earlier last week, and clinched her victory with a birdie on her final hole of Saturday’s meet.
Laura Grant of Greely of Cumberland Center, the defending champion, finished fifth with a 91.
Martin, the sixth-leading boys qualifier from the PVC, scored a 5-over-par 77 on the Tomahawk layout to edge Lincoln Academy of Newcastle freshman Seward Matel by a single stroke for the Class B title.
Jamie Jackson of Belfast finished in a tie for fourth with an 82, while Reilly Flanagan of Rockland and Malcolm Oliver of Lincoln Academy were tied for 10th with matching 83s.
In Class C, Sweet shot a 1-over-par 73 on Arrowhead to edge Ian Gervais of Houlton and Jordan Jones of Wiscasset by two strokes. David Dubois from Southern Aroostook of Dyer Brook was fourth with a 78, with Deer Isle-Stonington’s Sam Grindle one stroke back in fifth place and A.J. Harris of Lee Academy seventh with an 83.
Arsenault shot the best round of the day, an even-par 72 on Tomahawk to win the Class A title by two strokes over Rocco Spicuoco of Deering of Portland. Brewer’s Joey Bartol was third with a 78, while Hampden Academy’s Erick Lee tied for 10th with an 82, including a hole-in-one on the 163-yard 13th hole. Lee used a 5-iron to record his ace.