Golf Leads Witherspoon Bowl; Harmeling Takes Two Over

The Andover Golf Team survived the tricky Ould Newbury golf course on Saturday playing against Governor Dummer Academy. The team had quite a scare when Captain Greg Feldmann ’05 and Chas Gurry ’05 arrived at the course with no golf clubs and had no idea where their golf clubs where. “After a hectic fifteen minutes of cell calls, the clubs were found right under our noses and Andover continued its defense of the Witherspoon Bowl against Exeter and GDA,” said Coach Smith. The Witherspoon Bowl is a low shot contest between Exeter and GDA. Andover, Exeter and GDA will meet three times this season, and after the third match, the team with the lowest score will win the Bowl. The shots are calculated by the five lowest scores out of seven players on each team in each match. Andover started the match on Saturday with a slim nine stroke advantage over Exeter. Andover was well in the lead against GDA, with a 25-stroke advantage over GDA. Coach Smith said that his team played consistent and error-free golf. At the end of the day, Andover was beating Exeter by 22 strokes. The most important advice the team heard from the head coach was, “Stay left off number one tee.” Apparently, the number two Exeter player did not heed that advice. He shot three balls out of bounds right on the first hole. After playing smart golf and heeding the coach’s advice, Evan Harmeling ’07 led the team with a two over par 37. ames Watson ’06 shot a fine three over par 38. Captain Feldmann shot a 39 and Owen Remeika shot a 41. Both Kristen MacDonald ’07 and Gurry recorded 42’s. Due to McDonald’s strong performance at this match, she is guaranteed a coveted slot in the upcoming and final match for the Witherspoon at Portsmouth. Tom Tassinari ’06 recorded a 45. Since the Witherspoon competition adds up each team’s best five scores, Andover scored a 197. Exeter had a 210 and GDA shot a 215. The current score for the Witherspoon Bowl is Andover at 596, Exeter at 618 and GDA at 639. “I can’t find any year when we did any where near as well as we did today,” said Coach Smith. The JV golf team played GDA on Monday. The team won, 7.5 to 1.5. TJ Thompson ’06 was Captain for the day and he recorded a win with a 41 on nine holes. Steve Loeffler ’07 tied his opponent. Andres Bobadilla ’06, Mike Sullivan ’08 won their matches easily. Andrea Coravos ’06 won up three holes with two to go. The player of the day was easily Marina Warsaw-Fan ’07. She shot a fine round and beat her opponent by seven strokes. She recorded one birdie, four pars, and four bogies. Warsaw-Fan shot a team low 39.