McCann Tech Golfers Top Mohawk Trail
ADAMS, Mass. -- If you’re going to beat the McCann Tech golf team this fall, you better bring your “A” game.
Actually, you better bring six of them.
The Hornets got wins from five different players Tuesday to earn a 17-5 win over Mohawk Trail at Forest Park Country Club.
Ryan Baran earned medalist honors with a 7-over round of 42. But the story, as it has been all season, was the Hornets’ depth as Chris Rose, Dalton Tatro and Sam Ingalls joined Baran in taking 4-0 wins. At No. 2, Matt Jette finished with a 47 to edge his opponent by one stroke for a 3-1 win.
“If you look at our spread, the good thing is there’s not a big gaping deficit between players,” McCann Tech coach Chris Carr said. “They’re all very close: mid-40s players.
“They’ve been practicing on their own time, which is evident from those numbers. Overall, I can look at that top six and know that they are putting the time in. … Some days are better than others, and that’s to be expected. But we have a good, solid core with this team.”
And that depth even goes beyond the top six. Playing a practice round on Tuesday was underclassman Dylynn Hardee.
“She’s served as an alternate in many of our matches, and she’s played in our top six, too,” Carr said. “She has really risen up, just with her demeanor and her practice outside our regular matches. And you can tell based off her performance and her average over the last few matches, she has really risen.
“I’m looking forward to having her next year, if she decides to play. She really has been consistent, not just with her golfing, but with her attitude and her contributions to the team.”
With contributions up and down the lineup, McCann Tech has earned an 8-1 record and unbeaten mark in the Bi-County West.
In a couple of weeks, the Hornets make the short trip west to take on the best Division 3 golfers in the region on a course that many of the McCann Tech players know very well, Waubeeka Golf Links.
“The good thing is, they’re all local players, so Waubeeka is not foreign to them,” Carr said. “At one point or another, they’ve all been out there working on that course. We also use that course for the driving range. And you can note some similarities between that course and our home course, Forest Park.
“But what’s really good is there’s a good degree of confidence among our players. Today’s match showed that. Personally, as a coach, I feel confident in our players. … And outside of McCann golf, they’ve invested their own time in the sport, many at Waubeeka.
“Overall, I think things are looking good.”
Thursday, McCann Tech hosts Sabis.