Sabers fifth, Cavaliers seventh in Divison II golf tourney

Things went pretty much according to plan in Tuesday’s Division II golf championship at Pease Golf Club in Portmouth.

But Souhegan deviated from that plan just a little bit. The Sabers, who finished just 13-12 during the regular season and got the seventh and final tourney spot, finished fifth

with a score of 413.

That was two spots ahead of local rival, Hollis Brookline, which finished seventh at 425. The Cavaliers were way ahead of the Sabers in the regular season at 18-7. Remember, though, this tourney was stroke play while the Stableford point system was used during the regualr season.

St. Thomas of Dover did stick to the plan, winning the team title with a total score of 391, a good nine shots ahead of second place Windham (400) and way ahead of third place Portsmouth (408).

Oyster River finished four shots ahead of Souhegan in fourth (409) and finishing behind the Sabers in sixth were Kennett at 416.

Jeffrey Boehm and John Henzell each led the Sabers with nine-over par 80, followed by Nick Jordan (83), Quade Bell (84) and John Natale (86). The Sabers finished just 13-12 in the regular season and just got into the team tourney.

Matt Dias of Hollis Brookline was the top local finisher with a six-over 77, tied for sixth. Dias, Boehm and Henzell will advance to Saturday’s individual tourney at Derryfield Country Club. The cutoff score was 80.

The other Cavalier finishers were Rory Klauber (85), Grady Sturges (87), Anthony LaFrance and Garrett Sturges (each with an 88).

Justin Grondahl of St. Thomas and Windham’s Andoni Tsoukalas were the co-medalists with a one-under 70 and will take that , five shots ahead of Owen Himmer of St. Thomas, who was second at 75. They will all take those scores into Saturday’s individual tourney final round.