Two matches into the nine-match season, Gloucester High School golfers trail the Peninsula District leaders from Menchville 528 to 525 in total strokes.
The Dukes hosted and won the season opener Aug. 8 at the Gloucester Country Club, but the Monarchs won the second match played Monday at Sleepy Hole Golf Course in Suffolk.
Coach Toby Calloway said the loss was his first to a Peninsula District team since he took over the GHS golf program in 2012. “I think it took us all by surprise,” Calloway said. “Things are going to be close this year with them (Menchville) but I think we will prevail by the end of the season.”
At Sleepy Hole, Menchville shot 367 to win the match over the Dukes with 373. Gloucester’s Nathan Gross was the medalist with an 82. Jeremy Carr and Blake Taylor each shot a 93 for the Dukes and Colin Marshall had 105. Matthew Hudgins also competed for Gloucester and had a score of 110. On Aug. 8, Gloucester edged out Menchville 155 to ...
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