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Central Catholic’s Tyler Nelson takes final swing at golf

Tyler Nelson chips the ball on the 10th hole during the MIAA Division 1 State Golf Championship at the Norton Country Club.
Tyler Nelson chips the ball on the 10th hole during the MIAA Division 1 State Golf Championship at the Norton Country Club. Robert E. Klein for the Boston Globe

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Tyler Nelson, quite likely, will be playing his final season of competitive golf this fall.

The reigning Merrimack Valley Conference MVP and individual champion, Nelson fired a 72 in the Division 1 North tournament last year, placing fifth, helping propel Central Catholic to a runner-up finish.

The Raiders will tee off against Chelmsford in their first match on Wednesday.

Yet, until earlier this week, Nelson had his mind on the basketball court, and his future. And he was a bit stressed.

A talented 6-foot-1 guard with a sweet stroke that extends beyond the 3-point arc, Nelson was weighing scholarship offers from six Division 1 programs before whittling the list to three—Dartmouth, Fairfield, and Binghamton.

On Monday, he made his decision: Fairfield, a program on the rise under third-year coach Sydney Johnson.

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