The match lasted more than three hours and took a total of six score cards — two more than normal — to complete.
At the end of the day, one stroke separated the Canton and Sharon boys’ golf teams as Canton won 251-252 in a low-score-wins match at the Blue Hill Country Club in Canton.
The difference-maker was Brian Brooks, a freshman playing out of the eighth slot out of eight on the lineup.
“He’s really just trying to get some experience,” said Canton head coach Jim Spillane. “He’s not our No. 1 or No. 2 guy.”
Not the top dog, Brooks was just as important. He shot a 44 on the par-35 course. He also provided the highlight of the day, hitting an eagle on the third hole.
“He’s the only freshman in the lineup,” Spillane said. “He earned his spot.”
After the normal four-card match the score was tied at 163 and at 207 after the fifth card. Spillane said it was one of the closest matches he knows of in recent history.
Brooks provided the heroics, but Spillane also credited senior co-captain Glenn Kaplan for being the low-scorer, shooting a 40.
“Without his 40 we don’t get to Brian’s 44,” he said.
The win gave the Bulldogs a bit of revenge, as they lost to Sharon 63-74 in their first match of the season.
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