January 28, 2020
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Mattanawcook, Cape Elizabeth, Thornton win team golf state titles

VASSALBORO, Maine — Logan Thompson shot a 78 on Natanis Golf Course’s Arrowhead layout on Saturday, sparking Mattanawcook Academy of Lincoln to the Class C golf team championship.

The Lynx finished with an overall score of 323 to edge Saint Dominic of Auburn by six strokes. Winthrop finished third at 331, followed by Houlton (350) and Dirigo of Dixfield (353).

Max Woodman and Jeff Garfield each shot an 80 for Mattanawcook, which took home its first-ever golf state title. Elliot Sibley carded an 85 and Conor McLaughlin had a 91.

Julian Starbird of Camden Hills High School in Rockport was the low individual with a 74.

Cape Elizabeth claimed the Class B title by shooting a combined 322 on Natanis’ Tomahawk Course. The Capers posted a 12-stroke win over runner-up Old Town (334) and Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield (347).

Mount Desert Island of Bar Harbor (350) and Gardiner (352) rounded out the top five.

Austin Legge led Cape Elizabeth with a 78, while Ryan Collins and Max Altznauer each shot 81. Lauren Shonewolf had an 82 and Bryce Hewitt shot 86.

It was the fifth state championship in golf for Cape Elizabeth and its first since 2007.

Cole Daniel and Chris Kaupilla paced Old Town with scores of 78 and 79, respectively. Eric Dugas fired a 76 for MCI.

Jordan Lowe of Fryeburg Academy led the pack with a 73.

In Class A, Thornton Academy of Saco shot a 310 to register a 12-stroke victory over Cheverus of Portland.

Scarborough took third at 326, followed by Messalonskee of Oakland (330) and Greely of Cumberland Center (334).

Hashilla Rivai sparked the Golden Trojans with a 72, the lowest individual score of the day. Greg Kalagias and Jordan LaPlume each turned in a 79 while Logan Picard had an 80 and Noah Jacques 84.

It was Thornton’s first team win since 2009 and its sixth crown overall.

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