Coginchaug Golf Off to a Strong Start; Looks to Continue Success


As of April 27, Coginchaug has a 2-1 record in conference matches and is 2-3 overall. Currently sitting at fifth in the Division IV State ranking, the team looks to improve upon their record later today when they face off against Valley Regional High School. Having already lowered their average score from what it was at this point last year, the team looks to make an impression in the state and Shoreline Conference championships.

Coginchaug’s first match took place on Tuesday, April 18 at Black Hall Club in Old Lyme. Sophomore Tyler Woodward had the best score of the team with a 41, and Coginchaug nearly won, having only fallen behind by 10 strokes.

In the next match on 4/20, Coginchaug faced off against North Branford at home and absolutely crushed them. Tyler Woodward again had the lowest score, leading the team to a 45-stroke win.

The following week, Coginchaug hosted a tri-match with Old Lyme and East Hampton. They placed second, having lost to Old Lyme by only 3 strokes and beating East Hampton by a score of 174-237.

In Coginchaug’s most recent match, they played Valley Regional High School at Fox Hopyard, one of the most difficult courses in the Shoreline Conference. In the past, the conditions have been very different depending on the weather, so the players didn’t know what to expect when they showed up; however, they came ready to play and defeated Valley with a season best score of 169-200.

Tuesday May 2, Coginchaug put on a stellar performance, beating Morgan 167- 192. Following that, the team had another tri-match with Portland and Valley. Although they played very well, shooting a 165, they came up just shy of a win. Portland finished with a score of 164 and Valley shot a 187. 

As of now, the team is 4-1 in conference matches, and looks to continue this hot streak as they play today against Portland.