NEW BRITAIN – Jeff Santelli did not watch the members of the Greenwich golf team on Tuesday afternoon.

“I was talking to a sporting director, if they don’t know now, then I haven’t done my job all season,” Santelli said. “You prepare them for a day like this, just let them go out and play.”

The cardinals played. Three golfers shot 73 or better at Stanley Golf Course on Tuesday. The Cardinals won the Division I State Championship by one stroke over Farmington.

“The thing I tell them in the parking lot, first of all, is #1, don’t give up on yourselves, don’t quit the team and don’t quit the Tour,” Santelli said. “The Trophy? Yes, that’s cool, don’t get me wrong, but it doesn’t define this group we had. They worked hard for me all year.”
Harrison Brown of Staples and Caleb Smith of Farmington shared the Laurel titles. Both juniors scored 2-unders 69.

“At the beginning of the season, I was struggling in a lot of games,” Brown said. “I wasn’t really putting the scores together. Then something clicked. … My shot wasn’t really good all season, but my shots gave me a lot of scoring chances.”

This was the first time in competition that Smith broke equality. But he shot 67 at Stanley GC on Sunday during a practice run.
“I told Caleb he’s one of the best strikers in the state. Farmington coach Sean Mongelo said it was only a matter of time until he got it all together.”
Smith earned a 5 under the par through 10 holes.
“I was feeling a little stressed when I was five,” Smith said. “I tried to get him out of my head, but it’s hard to do when you’re playing well.”

Greenwich finished with a total of 297 teams. This is the program’s 10th state championship and Santilly’s 5th.
AJ Enslein scored 1-over 72 while Charles Schroe and Owen Duda scored 73 each.
“It’s been an excellent year, a perfect way to end it with a state win,” said Shrohi, FCIAC Player of the Year. “It’s what I was hoping for and we accomplished it, so it feels great.”

Santelli observed Doda’s rise and fall from about 60 yards into the final hole.
“To be disciplined enough, to know you have to put it back in play, I hope you’re on par the hard way, sometimes that’s the difference and it was,” Santelli said.
New Canaan, the defending champion, finished third with a time of 299. Fairfield Prep, which has won back-to-back First Division championships over its last two spring seasons, finished fourth in its first fall season.

Michael Guerrera and Sam Powell shot 74 and 75 respectively to help Farmington finish second at 298.
“We didn’t hit the end goal, but these guys, I can’t be proud of what they were able to do,” said Mongelo.
Gavin Quados (Glastenbury) and Will Gregoire (Cunard) tied for third with 71sec.
The section I originally met was held on October 24 at Stanley. But rain and unplayable conditions washed away that round with more than half of golfers still in their first nine games.

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Division One Boys Golf Championship
(in Stanley GC, New Britain)

Team results: 1 – Greenwich 297; 2 – Farmington, 298; 3 – New Canaan 299; 4 – Fairfield Prep 303; 5. Staples 304; 6 – Cunard 305; 7 – Fairfield Ward, 315; 8 – Glastonbury 318; 9 – Daren 321; 10 – Southington 324; 11 – Ridgefield, 325; 12 – Simsbury 327; 13. Fairfield Ludlowe 329; 14. Trumbull 340
individual results: Harrison Brown (Stepples), 69; Caleb Smith (Farmington), 69; Will Gregoire (Cunard), 71; Gavin Kvados (Glastonbury), 71; Enclin (Greenwich) 72 years old; James Casey (New Canaan), 72; Owen Duda (Greenwich), 73; Charles Schroe (Greenwich), 73; Pat Sacks (New Canaan), 74; Will Huntington (Fairfield Prep), 74 years old; Angad Manez (Westhel), 74; Michael Guerrera (Farmington), 74 years old; Sean Watchmaker (New Canaan), 75; Sam Powell (Farmington), 75 years old; Andrew Lewis (Cunard) 75 years old; Caden Piselli (Fairfield Prep), 75; Sebastian Beaver (Ridgefield), 75 years old; Sawyer Dalziel (Staples), 75; Ryan O’Donnell (Southington), 76; Owen Campbell (Fairfield Ward), 76 years old; Mark Fallows (Fairfield Prep), 76; Brady Lewis (Fairfield Warde), 77; Patrick Debes (Southington), 78; Porter Barnett (Darren) 78; Rob Rosati (Fairfield Prep), 78 years old; Camden Rancourt (Cunard), 78; Colin McCarthy (New Canaan), 78 years old; Cameron Swan (Semsbury) 78 years old; Brooks Thompson (New Canaan), 79; Carter Vass (Stepples), 79; Evan Oliver (Newington), 79 years old; McAlvin Diadio (Fairfield Ludlow), 79; Jack Huber (Greenwich), 79; Ryan Mollica (Fairfield Warde), 79; Ryan Donoghue (Simsbury), 79.

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