The 2023 Varsity Golf Season got underway this afternoon with a quad match between Salisbury, Williston, Westminster , and Suffield. The match was played at Hopmeadow in Simsbury. Conditions were cool and breezy making the course play tough. The match was tightly contested with Westminster winning with 195. The tigers posted a 209 while Salisbury had 203 and Williston 210. The tigers got very consistent play from the top five scores. Carson Gall led the way with 39. Rob Kurzer and Johnny Beam had 42. Kelly Kim and freshman Nick Riccelli posted 43 respectively. The tigers hit the road next next for another quad match next Wednesday.
The varsity golf team played its second match of the season on Wednesday. The tri-match was between Westminster, Wilbraham Monson and the Suffield Tigers. It was a warm windy day . The match was played at Greathorse. The Tigers split the tri-match defeating WMA 210-248 and lost to Westminster 199-210. The Tigers are off to a 2-3 start. Carson Gall led the way with a 38. Junior Robby Kurzer posted a 41. The Tigers are in action next Wednesday.
The Varsity Golf team took to the road again for a Tri Match with Avon and Pomfret at Quinnatesett Golf Club, Pomfret's home course. It was a cold windy day that created tough playing conditions. Avon posted a 188 The Tigers 208 and Pomfret 217. The Tigers were lead by Senior Carson Gall who carded an even par round of 36. Freshman Nick Riccelli posted his lowest competitive round with a 41 while Junior Robby Kurzer posted 42. The Tigers stand at 3 wins 4 losses on the season. The Tigers return to action on Saturday with a quad match at home for parents weekend against, Salisbury, WMA, Westminster.
The Varsity Golf Team had their first home match of the season on Saturday at Suffield CC. It was a cool overcast day with temps in the high 50s. The quad match between Salisbury, Westminster, WMA and SA was very competitive. The Tigers posted a 212. Salisbury was the overall winner with a 194, Westminster 205, WMA 242. The tigers were led by junior Robby Kurzer who posted a 40. Senior Johnny Beam carded a 41. The tigers have a busy week ahead with the invitational at Suffield and away match at Worcester Academy. Our record stands at 4 wins 6 losses.
The Varsity Golf Team hosted the 7th Annual Suffield Prep Invitational on Wednesday. Ten teams from the area competed in a 9 Hole best 4 of 5 scores. The Tigers are playing with good consistency and scored a (160 4 Best Scores). The Tigers were lead by Senior Carson Gall who carded a 1 under par 35 and placed 5th individually in the 52 man field. The team tied for the 5th. Choate is the 2023 team champion carding a 147. Avon Old Farms was 2nd at 150. The event Medalist was Tucker Silva from Choate. Nick Riccelli continue his good player with a 41 and Junior Robby Kurzer carded a 41. The Tiger have a quick turnaround tomorrow at Worcester Academy.
|John Beam||2023||West Hartford, CT|
|Carson Gall||2023||Cumberland Foreside, ME|
|Miles Haight||2023||Charleston, SC|
|Robert Kurzer||2024||Bedford, NY|
|William Ludwig||2026||Suffield, CT|
|Max Massoni||2024||Easthampton, MA|
|Nicholas Riccelli||2026||Suffield, CT|
|Max Sena-Goldschmidt||2024||West Hartford, CT|
Suffield’s golf program is coed, with six players competing in each match. All competition is conducted by stroke play. The team competes in two end-of-season tournaments, including the very prestigious Eastern Prep Championship. Schools from the Mid-Atlantic states to Maine play in this tournament, which Suffield has won twice.
Suffield is fortunate to have daily access (including weekends) to a beautifully conditioned, private, nine-hole golf course within walking distance of campus. Daily practices begin as soon as the course opens in the spring. Additionally, the teams play several matches on some of the best 18-hole courses in New England, including the Yale Golf Course, Crumpin-Fox, and Wyantenuck.
Suffield has graduated several outstanding golfers, many of whom have gone on to play at the collegiate level. Graduates of both the boys’ and girls’ teams have earned spots on Division I college teams.