The Wethersfield Eagles golf team has big plans for this season. They took the first step toward their ultimate goal by knocking off crosstown rival Newington at Indian Hill Country Club, in what will be the schools only meeting this season.
Wethersfield finished seventh during the 2013 Division-II championships and didn’t lose any starters to graduation. Four of the five golfers who competed in the in 2013 championships are in action this season. Will DelMastro, who finished ninth at last season’s championship, has had a blazing start to his senior season and is the Eagles most consistent performer at the tee. DelMastro has led or tied for atop the Eagles’ leaderboard in each of their contests this season, including an even-par 36 in a win over Manchester. Benjamin Goldman, junior Vincent Barone, and DelMastro each tallied a score of 40 in the win over Newington.
Newington’s Jake Hedberg also posted a 40 in the loss to Wethersfield. The junior, who also quarterbacks the Indian’s football team, finished 26th at last season’s Division-I championships. Ben Weyman, Noah Hedberg, Kyle Lacson, and Tim Welles will join Hedberg in their pursuit for an improvement on the team’s 17th overall finish at last season championships.
To witness the young local golfers visit Wethersfield Country Club on Tuesday, May 15th for the Eagles tilt with Windsor or Wednesday, May 16th when they have a tri-school battle with Berlin and Simsbury. Both matches tee off at 3 p.m. Newington will host Conard at Indian Hills Country Club on May 16th with the same 3 p.m. tee-time.
Sports Editor for the Rare Reminder, Glastonbury Citizen, and Rivereast News Bulletin