On a day when most golfers, even the die-hards, would have stayed inside as the remnants of Tropical Storm Ophelia soaked the region, some of the best high schoolers from Massachusetts teed it up in the Cape Cod National Golf Club High School Invitational.
Bishop Stang's Matt Costello (Taunton, Mass.) came out on top with a 1-over par 73 to edge out senior Terry Manning of St. John's Prep.
The 18-hole event is not just an individual event. Eleven schools competed as teams, bringing four players and counting the three lowest scores. St. John's Prep held on to win by one shot over Hingham. Since 2015, the Cape Cod National has hosted this MIAA event, with the goal of showcasing the best public school golf the state has to offer. The three defending state championship teams receive an automatic invitation along with the event champion from the previous year — in this case, Wellesley. From there, the event picks other high-performing teams to participate, as it is an invitational event.
"It's a great way to have a mix of players and teams from different divisions compete against each other," said Alan Gunn, the director of member and employee engagement. "We want this to be a tournament that college coaches can come to see some of the best players in Massachusetts in one place."