Centaurs finish 9th, Gelhaus 8th at D-II Championship
The boys golf team finished ninth at the CIAC Division II state championship tournament at the Fairview Farms Golf Club in Harwinton.
The Centaurs were led by Jack Gelhaus who finished with a 78, tied for eighth in the field.
Junior Mason Stewart added an 83.
A third-place finish for young Centaurs in ECC Open championship
Jack Gelhaus shot a 78 and Mason Stewart an 80 to lead the Centaurs to a third-place finish in the Eastern Connecticut Conference Open golf championship on Thursday at the Quinnatisset Country Club.
Gelhaus was one of the top players early, he was 1-under par through seven holes.
But a tough bounce off the eighth green caused him to bogey that hole as well as the ninth to go into the second nine at 1-over par.
He was four over with three to play when more tough luck struck on the 17th. Another big bounce caused his second shot to bounce over not only the green, but the sand trap beyond and left the senior in the woods. He had to settle for a double bogey to finish three strokes behind co-medalists, Dylan Deotte of Killingly and Sam Gaboury of Montville.
"I was really happy," coach Rich Garceau said of Gelhaus' performance. "He struggled a little bit on the closing holes, but I think he learned a lot (Thursday) especially trying to close and putting in a really good number. With the state tournament next week, what he takes from (Thursday) and really all season, he can put to good use."
Stewart was happy with the eight-over par total, but like most golfers, not satisfied.
"It could have been better. I started off with a 37 on the front and kind of blew it on the back," Stewart said.
Centaurs finish in 2nd
Seniors Jack Gelhaus and Eli Child were honored on Senior Day prior to the match and then the Centaurs went out and captured a share of second place in ECC Division II with Stonington with a 7-0 shutout victory over Montville at the Quinnatisset Country Club.
Junior Mason Stewart had seven pars and a birdie to lead Woodstock (14-7, 7-3) with a two-over par 38.
Gelhaus carded a 39 and Child finished with a 41.
Robert Maheu tied his season-best with a 45 in the win.
The Centaurs finished with a 163 total as a team.
The Centaurs host the Eastern Connecticut Conference championship today at the Quinnatisset Country Club at noon.
Centaurs look good in win over Plainfield
All five golfers on the team turned in their best cards of the season in a 7-0 win over Plainfield at the Quinnatisset Country Club Thursday.
Jack Gelhaus and Eli Child both finished with a 36 and Mason Stewart added a 38 in the win.
Owen Borski shot a season-best 42 while Robert Maheu posted a 48.
|The Academy||at Tourtellotte||Thursday, April 5 FINAL 6-1 (W)..Jack Gelhaus 42; Eli Child 46|
|The Academy||at Killingly with NFA and Putnam||Monday, April 23; FINAL: Lost to Killingly, 7-0; Lost to NFA 5-2; Beat Putnam, 7-0. Eli Child 39.|
|The Academy||vs. Stonington||Tuesday, April 24 FINAL: 4-3 (L); Jack Gelhaus 45; Eli Child 45.|
|The Academy||vs. East Lyme and Tourtellotte||Wednesday, April 25 FINAL: East Lyme 5-2 (L); Tourtellotte 6-1 (W).|
|The Academy||at Montville with New London||Thursday, April 26 FINALS: Woodstock Academy 6, Montville 1; Woodstock Academy 6, New London 0|
|The Academy||vs. Bacon Academy||Tuesday, May 1 FINAL: 6-1 (W)|
|The Academy||at Norwich Free Academy with Bacon Academy||Wednesday, May 2 Woodstock Academy 6 1/2, NFA 1/2; Woodstock Academy 6 1/2, Bacon Academy 0.|
|The Academy||at Waterford||Thursday, May 3 FINAL: 6-1 (W)|
|The Academy||at (Norwich Free Academy) Wildcat Invitational||Monday, May 7; Centaurs finished 9th with a 350 total. Jack Gelhaus shot a 79.|
|The Academy||vs. Killingly||Wednesday, May 9 FINAL: 7-0 (L)|
|The Academy||at East Lyme||Wednesday, May 16 FINAL: East Lyme 6 1/2, Woodstock Academy 1/2; Old Lyme 5 1/2, Woodstock Academy 1 1/2.|
|The Academy||at Bacon Academy||Thursday, May 17 FINAL: 7-0 (W)|
|The Academy||at Stonington||Monday, May 21 FINAL: 6-1 (W)|
|The Academy||vs. Waterford||Tuesday, May 22 FINAL: 7-0 (W)|
|The Academy||vs. Plainfield||Thursday, May 24 FINAL: 7-0 (W)|
|The Academy||vs. Montville||Wednesday, May 30 FINAL: 7-0 (W)|
|The Academy||Eastern Connecticut Conference championship||Thursday, May 31 FINAL: Killingly 314, East Lyme 332; Woodstock Academy 344. Jack Gelhaus shot a 78, Mason Stewart finished with an 80.|
|The Academy||at CIAC Division II championship||Tues, June 5 at Fairview Farms GC FINAL: Finished 9th as a team. Jack Gelhaus tied for 8th individually with a 78, Mason Stewart shot an 83.|
|Player Name||Record||Scoring average||Best score||Matches|
|Jack Gelhaus||9-5-3||40||36 (5/24 at Quinnatisset CC)|
|Mason Stewart||13-3-1||42.8||38 (5/24 & 5/30 at Quinnatisset)|
|Owen Borski||16-3||47.5||42 (5/24 at Quinnatisset CC)|
|Eli Child||12-6-2||42.8||36 (5/24 at Quinnatisset CC)|
|Robert Maheu||10-7-1||50||45 (5/9 & 5/30 at Quinnatisset CC)|
|Jake Starr||2-3||50.0||47 (5/22 at Quinnatisset CC)|