Lacasse tops teammate for Red Red Ryan title
Josh Lacasse of Bow tees off during the Red Ryan CYO golf tournament at Derryfield Country Club in Manchester on Thursday. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
Merrimack’s Brennen Gillis captured Junior Division honors Thursday by defeating Bedford’s Griffin Gagne, 7 and 5. In the Mite Division, Bedford’s C.J. Ladue defeated Nashua’s T.J. Gillis, 2 and 1.
Against fellow Bow golf team member Champagne in the finals, Lacasse birdied the first three holes for a quick 2-up lead. Champagne got one hole back, but Lacasse birdied hole nine to regain a two-up lead at the turn.
In the semifinals against Londonderry’s Nick Stone, Lacasse was four-under-par at the turn, good for a five-hole lead. Pars on holes 10 through 13 eventually closed out the match, 7 and 5.
Gillis won two of the next three holes, taking the turn with a 2-up lead. Gillis continued to dominate, winning each of the next five holes to close out the match on the 14th hole.
In the Mite Division finals, Ladue was 3-up after five holes. Gillis won hole six, but after both players made par on seven, Ladue closed out the match with a par on hole eight for the 2 and 1 victory.
The Colin A. MacDonald Outstanding Golfer award was presented to Intermediate champion Lacasse, while Mite champion Ladue was selected as the Tony Haley Rookie of the Year.
Semifinals: Douglas Champagne d. Roman Ojala, 5 and 4; Joshua Lacasse d. Nick Stone, 7 and 5; Final: Lacasse d. Champagne, 5 and 3
Intermediate Division-1st Flight
Semifinals: Griffin Gagne d. Michael Kesselring, 4 and 2; Brennen Gillis d. Ryan Stankiewicz, 3 and 2; Final: Gillis d. Gagne, 7 and 5
Semifinals: Connor Robert d. Curtis Wirbal, 4 and 2; Eric Keilty d. Ryan Fitzgerald, 5 and 4; Finals: Keilty d. Robert, 1-up
Semifinals: C.J. Ladue d. Nicholas Tufts, 4 and 3; T.J. Gillis d. Matthew Simmons, 1-up; Final: Ladue d. Gillis, 2 and 1