WATERTOWN - Say this much for the course at the Watertown Golf Club: it can take a drenching.
The local club on Guernseytown Road earned universal praise for the shape it was in for the annual NVL championship tournament on May 30.
“The course was fantastic, played really well, said David Aquavia of Watertown High School, which finished third as a team behind top two Holy Cross and St. Paul Catholic.
Aquavia, a senior who finished tied for fifth place, added that the 18-hole layout, despite the overnight rain, “was very tough but very fair, a good test.”
Said Indians’ junior Ian Wivestad: “It was foggy earlier, so we started later than planned and had to deal with things clearing up, but once it burned off, we were good to go.”
The Crusaders were better to go than anyone; their team total of 334 was 18 shots clear of the Falcons.
Jon Ledda, a junior from Torrington High School, was the individual champion; his four-over round of 75 was four five shots ahead of Vincent Graziano of Cross and Ryne Salius of St. Paul, with Seymour’s Cody Giulette finishing at 81 and Aquavia and Sacred Heart’s Shea Zaccagnini at 82.
1. David Aquavia - 82 (T-5th)
2. Ian Wivestad - 86 (T-11th)
3. Andrew Cattaneo - 101 (30th)
4. Thomas Morrissey - 103 (T-27th)
5. Hayley Zemaitis - 108 (T-31/non-scoring)
TEAM SCORING: 1. Holy Cross - 334; 2. St. Paul - 352; 3. Watertown - 372; 4. Torrington - 387; 5. Seymour - 389; 6. Wolcott - 390; 7. Sacred Heart - 442; DNF - Woodland, Naugatuck.
CIAC DIVISION III
The Indians were among the teams entered in the CIAC’s Division III tournament, which was held on June 4 at Fairview Farms G.C. in Harwinton.
Among the local schools also in the field are the Indians’ NVL rivals from Woodland, Wolcott and Seymour, as well as Lewis Mills, Northwestern Regional, and Nonnewaug of the Berkshire League.