Local roundup: Meehan fifth at NHGA juniors

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Published: 8/6/2020 9:46:15 PM
Modified: 8/7/2020 11:51:29 AM

GRANTHAM — After getting as far up the leaderboard as second place in the championship flight, former Hanover High golfer Jack Meehan finished with a share of fifth place as the New Hampshire Golf Association Junior Championship wrapped up at Eastman Golf Links on Wednesday.

Meehan shot 14-over-par 227 (76-73-78) for the three-day championship, deadlocked with Manchester Country Club’s Elliot Wallace and Laconia CC’s Evan Rollins for fifth. Representing Hanover CC, the 18-year-old Meehan couldn’t find a birdie in his bag in the final round, compiling seven bogeys and 11 pars on his round.

However, Meehan was the only golfer in his flight to birdie Eastman’s par-3 15th hole, doing so in each of the tourney’s first two rounds. The course played the top group tough, yielding just 24 birdies to the 16 golfers in the flight against 67 bogeys over 54 holes.

After having their Tuesday round stopped short by rain, the competitors in the second flight played their final 27 holes on Wednesday. Hanover High’s Spencer Lawe was fourth (278), Eastman’s Roy Shapard was sixth (296), Montcalm’s Nicholas Pollari was eighth (326) and Eastman’s Ben Britton took ninth (356). Derryfield’s Calvin Reilly (258) won the flight.

Atkinson’s Evan Desjardins won the championship in wire-to-wire fashion, shooting 4-over 217 (70-73-74) for a six-stroke win over Amherst’s Colin McCaigue (77-74-72).

Knights T-10s at state am

KEENE, N.H. — Hanover Country Club’s Betsy Knights cracked the top 10 at the New Hampshire Women’s Golf Association Amateur Championship at Bretwood Golf Course’s North course on Wednesday.

Knights shot a final-round 83 to supplant the home club’s Hannah Drew for 10th place. Knight finished at 25-over-par 241 (83-75-83) for three days in the championship flight. Montcalm’s Amy Peters took 16th place (84-85-83—252), and Hanover’s Natalie Morhun was 21st (89-90-83—262).

Claremont’s Diana Gauthier was third in the first flight at 279 (95-88-96), six shots behind flight winner Donna Harvey of Windham CC.

Derryfield CC’s Tara Watt won the state title with a final-day 74 that left her at 7-over 223 for the championship.

AUTO RACINGGray pacing BRS Mods

BRADFORD, Vt. — With three wins and five top-three finishes through the first six weeks of the season, East Thetford’s Jason Gray is looking like the driver to beat in the Sportsman Modified division at Bear Ridge Speedway heading into Saturday’s show.

Normally someone who splits his time between New York’s Albany-Saratoga Speedway and the Ridge, Gray has been focusing on the action closer to home this summer.

Gray won the dirt track’s coronavirus-delayed season-opener on June 20 and followed that up with back-to-back wins on July 4 and 18. He holds a 361-294 lead on Tanner Siemons entering the weekend.

George Osgood (Late Models), Josh Harrington (Sportsman Coupes) and Buddy Welch (Four Cylinders) hold leads in their respective weekly divisions as well. The Granite State Mini Sprints will join Saturday’s 6 p.m. card.

Fellows remains on win streak

CLAREMONT — Aaron Fellows continues to collect checkered flags like baseball cards in the Late Model Sportsman division at Claremont Motorsports Park.

Fellows swept every race at Claremont last summer, and he hasn’t let up this season, either. He extended his ongoing win streak to 22 with a feature victory last week, giving him a 200-174 lead on Bucky Demers entering the weekend.

Kodi Sabins (Pure Stocks), Dustin Thibodeau (Six Shooters), Matt Boucher (Mini Stocks) and David Greenslit (Street Stocks) hold down the other weekly CMP divisions heading into Friday’s 7 p.m. show.

Correction

Natalie Morhun shot a final round 83 to finish 21st in the New Hampshire Women’s Golf Association Amateur Championship on Wednesday. An earlier version of this story gave an incorrect final round score.




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