Milford Finishes Best Ever Golf Season
By Chris Villani Sports Reporter/Columnist · October 29, 2016
The Milford High golf team won more matches than any season in history and capped off the year with an individual league championship, a season head coach Jay Potty called a "huge success."
The Scarlet Hawks posted an 11-5 record, the best regular season mark in program history, Potty said. MHS finished 6th in the Hockomock League tournament, and senior Ryan Tomaso carded a 75 to share medalist honors.
"It was a fitting end to his senior year," Potty said. "He has been close the last few times and he was finally able to get over the top and win the thing."
Tomaso scored in every match for MHS this season, and fellow senior captain Anthony Arcudi also stood out all year long. Potty said Tylor Renaud and Andrew Fauerbach consistently put low numbers on the board. Playing in his first district tournament, Renaud shot an 82, the second-lowest total for the team behind a 77 from Tomaso. Milford finished 10th in the deep Division 2 South district.
"We were not as high up as we would like to be, but I think that might be the best district in the state," Potty said. "Just the overall talent and players in the district, it's really solid competition."
The coach said several players stepped up down the stretch to help Milford earn its best-ever record. Will Middlecoat shot a 45 against Nipmuc, the final low score for the Scarlet Hawks in a one-shot victory.
"He was an unsung hero for us," Potty said. "He went out there that day and was able to grind it out."
Sophomore Zach Tammaro and freshman Riley Lynch were also able to score in matches late in the season, providing critical scores, Potty said.
"Overall, I think this season was a huge success," Potty said.