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Thursday’s high school golf: Amherst picks up second win; Catholic grabs first

A pair of local golf teams surpassed their win totals of a year ago in the season’s first week.

John Noonan shot a 39 to lead Amherst Regional over Chicopee Comp 292-312 for its second victory. The Hurricanes (2-0, 2-0 Suburban) won just once in 2012.

Holyoke Catholic defeated Ware 201∕2-31∕2 in its first match in five years. The Gaels (1-0, 1-0 Bi-County East) had played under a cooperative program with Granby since 2009.

Golf

Amherst 292, Chicopee Comp 312

at Hickory Ridge CC, par 36

Amherst (2-0, 2-0 Suburban): John Noonan, 39; Jake Aldrich, 41; Matt McCudden, 49; Harrison Wallace, 53; Connor Nuelle, 55; Alex Cantor, 55

Holyoke Catholic 201/2, Ware 31/2

at Oak Ridge GC, par 35

Medalist: Ben Modzelesky (HC), 44

No. 1: Ben Modzelesky (HC) def. Ryan Swarts, 4-0; No. 2: Ian McCulloch (HC) def. Alex Gauthier, 4-0; No. 3: Jason Ouimette (W) def. Kara O’Driscoll, 21/2-11/2; No. 4: Melissa Iczkowski (HC) def. Drew Ouimette, 4-0; No. 5: Will Kennedy (HC) def. Sean Meegan, 4-0; No. 6: Mike Muszynski (HC) def. Liam Paul, 3-1

Holyoke Catholic (1-0, 1-0 Bi-County East); Ware (0-1, 0-1)

Hopkins Academy 22, Pathfinder 2

at Mill Valley CC, par 36

Medalist: Joe Yusko (H), 39

No. 1: Andrew Omer (H) def. Ethan Bibeau, 3-1; No. 2: Austin Brighenti (H) def. Joe Conkey, 3-1; No. 3: Yusko (H) def. John Carney, 4-0; No. 4: Caleb Farnham (H) def. Mike Desjardins, 4-0; No. 5: D.J. Gardiner (H) def. Jake Allard, 4-0; No. 6: Spencer Butterfield (H) won by forfeit, 4-0

Hopkins (2-0, 1-0 Bi-County East); Pathfinder (0-1, 0-1)

Smith Academy 15, Mahar 9

at Ellinwood, par 35

Medalist: Zack Adams (M), 35

No. 1: Adams (M) def. Steve Bruscoe, 4-0; No. 2: Matt Muccino (SA) def. Nick Slattery, 3-1; No. 3: John Holhut (SA) def. Joe Geyster, 3-1; No. 4: Zach Vollinger (SA) def. Matt Herk, 4-0; No. 5: Colin Mailloux (M) def. Tyler Leary, 3-1; No. 6: Justyn Helstowski (SA) def. Graham Green, 4-0

Smith Academy (1-0, 1-0 Bi-County East); Mahar (1-1, 1-1)

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