By Mike Halloran
Tuesday, October 01, 2013 03:01 PM
After dropping their first match of the season to Hingham ending their winning streak at four, the Dragons have gotten back their swagger with five more wins to improve their record to 9-1.
It wasn’t quite as easy as their two wins over Quincy by 46 strokes and North Quincy by 50, but Duxbury prevailed when they travelled to Whitman-Hanson to take on the Panthers on their Ridder Country Club course.
At the end of the day the Dragons eked out a one-stroke victory (223-224) over Whitman-Hanson, as the top six golfers on both sides shot sub-40 rounds.
Duxbury’s freshman sensation Alex Jamieson was the low-scorer for the day with a 34 that included a pair of birdies and five pars, while classmate Brendan Kates was just a shot back at 35 in a round that included a birdie and six pars.
W-H’s Cole Manning and Shane Devlin put pressure on the Duxbury pair all day long, as they fired rounds of 35 on the familiar lay-out.
Johnny Antaya and Jared Sullivan carded 38s with Antaya posting a birdie and four pars, while Sullivan came through with five pars. Those score were matched by the Panthers’ Cam Manning (37) and Cory Cicchi (39).
W-H’s Sam Perkins and Zach Burke didn’t let up on Duxbury with rounds of 39. But Duxbury matched them stroke for stroke with Matt Daley, Hunter Smith, and Jackson Sinnott all coming in at 39 to preserve the one-stroke win.
After a 40-32 victory over Hanover, the Dragons entertained Scituate on Thursday afternoon and came away with a 35-stroke victory (234-269) over the Sailors.
Jamieson continued his impressive rookie season with a round of 36 that included a birdie and seven pars, while Kates matched his partner’s seven pars while on his way to a round of 38.
Matt Daley (39/a birdie/4 pars), Hunter Smith (40), Tom Roberts (40/5 pars), and Johnny Antaya (41/4 pars) completed the Duxbury scoring.
After playing Sandwich and Silver Lake to start the week, the Dragons return to their home course on Wednesday afternoon to take on Whitman-Hanson in the third day of a four-day stretch of matches.