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Lake Placid’s Alex Wright chips the ball on the 11th hole during Monday’s match against Northeastern Clinton at the Craig Wood Golf Course. (Enterprise photo—Parker O’Brien)

LAKE PLACID — After having lost their first match of the season a few days prior, the Lake Placid golf team breezed past the Northeastern Clinton Cougars 5-1 at the Craig Wood Golf Course on Monday.

Brady Tremblay paced the Bombers with a team-low one-under par 34. The junior finished with three birdies and four pars on the way to defeating Northeastern Clintons’ Chase Letourneau, who shot a team-low 45. Tremblay’s performance marked his fourth straight individual match win.

Lake Placid’s Grady Draper recorded a season-low 38 to win his match over the Cougars’ Ben Fredette, who shot a 46. Draper, a junior, recorded six pars on Monday.

Juniors Chris Byrne and Alex Wright picked up wins for the Blue Bombers. Byrne chipped in five pars to win his match over Northeastern Clinton’s Dawson Byrne 40-62 and Wright had one par in his 48-55 win over the Cougars’ Alain Juneau.

After recording a par and then a birdie on the 10th and 11th hole, respectively, to open the match, Lake Placid’s Carver Bell found himself in a bit of trouble when he shot a nine on the par-four 12th hole. The seventh-grader quickly recovered to win his match by 12 strokes. Bell defeated Northeastern Clinton’s Carter Fredette 46-58 to earn Lake Placid’s fifth win.

Lake Placid’s Carver Bell tees off on the 10th hole during Monday’s match against Northeastern Clinton at the Craig Wood Golf Course. (Enterprise photo—Parker O’Brien)

Evan Manor picked up the lone win for the Cougars. Manor defeated the Blue Bombers’ Seb Cecunjanin 54-65.

The win pushes Lake Placid’s record to 4-1 on the season. The team is slated to host Plattsburgh today at 3:30 pm

Beekmantown 3.5, Lake Placid 2.5

PLATTSBURGH — After winning their first two matches by identical 6-0 scores, the Blue Bomber golfers found themselves in a super competitive match against the Beekmantown Eagles on Friday at the Barracks Golf Course in Plattsburgh. Lake Placid couldn’t put all the pieces together and fell 3.5-2.5 for the first time this season.

Tremblay had the match’s lowest score with a 39, which beat Zack Dubray 39-50. Lake Placid’s second win came from Byrne who beat the Eagles’ Cooper Burdo 42-51.

Draper and Beekmantown’s Keegan Seamore tied in their match finishing with 42 strokes each.

Seventh graders Bell and CJ Ericson put together solid scores for the Blue Bombers but were ultimately defeated. Ericson lost to Jesse Giddings 54-55 and Bell was topped by Owen Beebie 47-50.

Despite being down by two strokes on the final hole, Beekmantown’s Riley Loughan shot three strokes better than Lake Placid’s Wright to seal the match for his squad. Loughan beat Wright 52-51.

Beekmantown 6, Saranac Lake 0

RAY BROOK — The Saranac Lake golf team suffered a 6-0 loss to Beekmantown on Monday at the Ray Brook Golf Course. Despite being shut out, the Red Storm put together some solid scores.

Playing in the number one position, Saranac Lake’s Evan Hochwald had the closest match of the day but was defeated by one stroke. Hochwald lost to Seamore 44-45.

Noah Jewtraw had the second-lowest score for the Red Storm with a 53, while Colin Rutgers had the third-lowest with a 54. Jewtraw fell to Dubray 44-53 and Rutgers lost to Burdo 45-54 in their matches.

Saranac Lake’s Cooper Patnode, David Rascoe and Ryan McGinnis-Theis were solid, but the trio of seventh-graders wasn’t able to come away with a win.

Patnode fell to Giddings 48-63, Rascoe was defeated by Beebie 49-60 and McGinnis-Theis lost to Loughan 49-78.

The Red Storm, now 2-3 on the season, will pick up play against Northeastern Clinton today on the road.

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