Marblehead’s Matt Weed has been recognized for his dominant play on the golf course this Fall as he was named the Northeast Conference Player of the Year. Weed was also one of the nine athletes named to the all-conference team.
Weed led his team to a 12-3 regular season record and won nearly every match he played in. He earned medalist honors in eight of the team’s 15 matches, highlighted by a nine-hole score of 34 against Winthrop on September 28th. Weed was extremely consistent all season long and continually shot at or under par.
At the Division Two North Sectional Qualifying Tournament in Brookline, Weed helped his team earn a 5th place finish out of 14 high schools. At the tournament, he posted the team’s low 18 hole score of 77, which qualified him for the Division Two Individual Championship that was held at Maplegate Country Club in Bellingham.
Weed capped off an incredible season at the individual championships with a tie for 16th overall out of 87 participants, shooting an 18 hole score of 76. A day prior, Marblehead competed in the NEC open and Weed added to his accolades with a third place individual finish and an 18 hole score of 83, just two off from the winner.
Three of Weed’s fellow teammates were also named to the NEC Lynch Division All Star team. Senior Christopher Locke, Junior Charlie Grenier, and Sophomore Jacob Hershfield all earned the honors for their outstanding play all season and for helping Marblehead accomplish a 12 win season.
At the sectional qualifier, both Locke and Grenier shot 18 hole scores of 84 while Hershfield posted an 87. All three players were at the top of the scoreboard in almost every match this fall, showing how deep and talented the Magicians roster was.
Against Saugus on October 6th, Locke and Grenier tied to earn medalist honors by shooting a pair of 35s. Grenier earned individual medalist honors back on September 25th against Danvers, where he shot a 36. In a match with Beverly on September 14th, Locke tied with Matt Weed for medalist honors with a 39.
Perhaps their biggest accomplishment though, was helping their team win the NEC Lynch Division Championships. The team finished 10-3 in league play, for games in front of the runner-up Peabody Tanners.
Weed, Locke, Grenier, and Hershfield all played significant roles in Marblehead’s success this season and they have undoubtedly set the program standard for years to come.