Our All-Herald Boys Golf Team had a tremendous season on the links. While some started slow, the area teams were peaking at the end of the season for strong finishes.
Berlin had the best finish among area schools and was the runner-up in the Division II state tournament. A big part of the Redcoats’ success was the play of an upperclassman and underclassman.
Mike McCarthy was a steadying force for Berlin this season and it showed in many of his rounds. The senior tied for seventh at the CCC Championship after shooting a 75, and 11th at states with a 77. His performances on the course not only earned his second all-CCC nod in as many seasons, but he was honored with an All-State selection as well.
McCarthy will be attending Mitchell College in the fall, continuing his golf career.
Jacob Lindsay certainly made his mark this season and has the potential to be not only one of the best players in the area, but in the state. The Berlin freshman’s scoring average this year was 2.40 and it showed in the results, especially as the competition got harder.
After tying for 22nd at the conference meet, Lindsay tied for second at the state tournament with an even-par 72. Like McCarthy, Lindsay earned all-conference and All-State honors.
Max Chubet is another young player on the rise, and after a strong sophomore campaign, makes our team for the first time. Southington’s top golfer led his team in scoring differential and was 16th in the state in the stat with a 2.04. But Chubet saved some of his best rounds for the postseason. In the CCC Tournament, he tied for sixth with a 75, and then tied for 27th in the Division I tourney after shooting a 78, which qualified him for the CIAC Connecticut Open. Chubet earned his first all-conference selection as well and will be a player to watch going forward.
New Britain’s Johnny Morell rounds out our All-Herald Boys Golf Team.
The Hurricanes made a number of positive strides this season with the sophomore being an integral part of it. Morell turned in some quality performances and was routinely among the team’s lowest scorers, going on to compete at the CCC Championship. With another two seasons to go, Morell only looks to get better.
David Glovach can be reached at (860) 801-5085 or firstname.lastname@example.org