Boys golf: Pomperaug stays out of Weston’s reach

golfflagBetween higher than usual scores and one of the better opponents in the South-West Conference the Weston High boys golf team had its hands full when it visited Pomperaug last week.

The Trojans, who had averaged just under 160 strokes in their previous nine matches, had a little more difficulty at Heritage Village Country Club on Thursday, May 9. The hosts remained out of reach in a 157-168 loss, marking the second time this season the Trojans fell to the defending South-West Conference champs.

A tight course with sloping greens, Heritage Village can be difficult for players if they are a bit off their games, according to Weston coach Craig Saltzgaber.

Pomperaug not only had the medalist for the match, it had two golfers shoot under 40 for nine holes. Aaron Cohen came closest for Weston’s scorers with a 40.

Both Max Catucci and Joe Klokus finished with rounds of 42. Jared Kapel completed the scoring for the team with a 44.

Also in Weston’s top five, Nigel Poppy shot a 49. Saltzgaber noted that Asher Greenberg shot a 37 but as Weston’s sixth golfer such did not factor into the scoring.

Monday’s match against Stratford marked the last one of the season for Weston on its home course at Aspetuck Valley Country Club. They made it a good one in a 164-189 win.

Posting his best round of the season, Catucci had three birdies and three bogeys for an even-par 36 to become the medalist. Poppy bounced back from a tough outing at Pomperaug and shot a 40.

Klokus was next with a 42 and Cohen rounded out the scoring with a 46.

Weston, which finishes the regular season this week, will have two golfers take part in the Chappa Invitational today (Thursday) at Longshore Golf Club in Westport.

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