Champions again

The Bedford High School golf team shot a combined 413, beating Bishop Guertin by one (414) and Manchester Memorial by two (415) to win the 2014 Division I team championship at the Concord Country Club on Oct. 2.

Ryan Brown and Griffin Gagne each led Bedford by recording an 80, while Zach Wheeler and Connor Lee each shot an 84. Mike Soucy and Tim Weeks both added an 85, and Justin Hayes and Aidan Wheeler had an 89 each.

Brown was the top finisher for the Bulldogs in the individual competition, which concluded Saturday, as he had a two-day score of 155.

Nashua North’s Brandon Gillis was on the verge of back-to-back titles Saturday afternoon at Concord Country Club. Then Winnacunnet’s Ryan Quinn got in the way.

Trailing by three strokes after Thursday’s team competition, Quinn caught Gillis on Saturday – tying him at 150 after two rounds to force a playoff in the Division I Boys Individual Golf Tournament. Then Quinn recorded the win on the 19th hole.

Quinn birdied the first and 17th holes to shoot a 3-over par 73 in Saturday’s second round. That was a four-shot improvement from Thursday’s 77. Gillis shot a 74 Thursday and followed it up with a 76.

Bishop Guertin’s Tommy Ethier was third with a 13-over 153. Other locals in the Top 10 were Nashua South’s Sam Nielsen in seventh (79-79–158) and BG’s Cameron Sheedy in ninth (79-80–159).

Alvirne’s Jack Brown (13th, 85-79–164), Merrimack’s Brennen Gillis (16th, 84-83–167), Nashua South’s Jeff Mitchell (26th, 82-91–173) and Nashua North’s Michael Jensen (30th, 85-92–177) also competed.

Windham’s McKee wins
Division II title

Windham’s James McKee was 10 strokes better than his closest competition to lock down the NHIAA Division II individual title Saturday at Pease Golf Course in Portsmouth.

McKee, who was the NHGA’s Junior champion this summer, finished 3-over par with a 145. He shot an opening round 72 during Thursday’s team tournament and followed that up with a 73 Saturday.

ConVal’s Jake Hollander was second with a 155 (76-79), he beat out Trinity’s Jacob Wolford (78-77–155) for runner-up honors by matching cards.

The Hanover duo of Phin Choukas (80-78–158) and Lane Celone (82-76–158) finished fourth and fifth respectively.

The top local finisher was Milford’s Evan Ryan. The Spartans golfer shot a 159 (81-78) for seventh.

Other locals in the Top 10 were Souhegan’s August Darula (80-82–162) and Ryan Stankiewicz (84-78–162), who were in a four-way tie for that 10th spot.

Hollis Brookline’s Josh Farmer finished the day with a 167 (85-82).