The Westhampton Beach boys golf team is looking to get the back end of its lineup in gear after picking up one victory in its first four matches of the season. After defeating Center Moriches, 6.5-2.5, at Rock Hill Country Club in Manorville on September 16, the Hurricanes dropped their next two matches, 7-2, at Westhampton Country Club on Thursday, September 18, and 8-1 to Pierson at Noyac Golf Club on Monday.
Westhampton Beach (1-3 League VIII) shot a team total of 227 in the victory over Center Moriches. Patrick Cord won his match with a team-low 43 on the par-36 course at Rock Hill. Bobby Joyce (46) and Kyle Attar (45) both won their matches, while Harrison Aponte tied his match with a 52.
Joyce shot the team low 43 in last week’s loss to East Hampton. Cord also won his match with a 45 on the par-35 course in Westhampton and the Canes shot a team total of 250. Joyce was the lone winner against Pierson, shooting a 47 on a par 36 at Noyac. Westhampton Beach shot a 252 team total against the Whalers.
Westhampton Beach head coach Fred Musemeci likes the consistency he’s getting from his top three players—Joyce, Cord and Will Reed—but would like to see the rest of the team step up. “We’ve been struggling on the back end in the last two matches,” he said. “We’re going to try and mix and match, try to change some things going forward. Hopefully it’ll get the scores back down again.”
The Eastport South Manor boys golf team defeated Mercy handily, 9-0, to win its lone match last week on September 17 at Olde Vine Golf Club in Riverhead. The Sharks outshot the Monarchs, 195-264, making it the team’s lowest team total in program history. ESM (2-0 League VII) has had a boys golf program since 2003 and the previous low was 198 set back in 2005, according to head coach Todd Skala.
Connor Halpin shot the low of the day with a 38 at the par-36 course at Olde Vine. Tyler Simmons, Connor Mantel and Joey Busiello all shot 39s, while Kyle Tillinghast shot a 40 and Ed Link finished with a 42.
ON THE SCHEDULE: Westhampton Beach—Tuesday, 9/30, vs. Pierson at Westhampton Country Club, 3:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10/2, vs. Southampton at Westhampton Country Club, 3:30 p.m. ESM—Monday, 9/29, vs. Shelter Island at Hampton Hills Golf Club, 3:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 9/30, at Shelter Island at Dering Harbor, 3:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 10/1, vs. Greenport/Southold at Hampton Hills Golf Club, 4 p.m.