HCC to Host New England Golf Championship
Cougars Welcome Region XXI to The Ranch
HCC will play host the 2019 New England (Region XXI) Championship Golf Tournament taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday May 21st and 22nd. The championship event will be played at a truly spectacular venue, The Ranch Golf Club in Southwick, MA. Golfers will tee off each day at 9am.
The New England Championship is a two-round event where golfers from throughout Region XXI combine their best two-day score to determine an individual champion as well as an overall team champion. This year, six teams will participate with host Holyoke welcoming Bristol CC, Mass Bay CC, Massasoit CC, Northern Essex CC and Springfield Technical CC. There is expected to be over 20 golfers hitting the course for the championship event. The winning team, along with the six best scoring individuals not from the championship team, will advance to the NJCAA National Golf Championship played June 4-7.
The Cougars have played brilliantly this season, winning several regular season events as a team with two golfers winning events as individuals. Sophomores Kyle Richter (East Longmeadow, MA / East Longmeadow HS) and Ryan McGeary (Agawam, MA / Agawam HS), who both qualified for last season's national championship, have led the way this year for the Cougars. Freshmen Tyler Boissonneault (Greenfield, MA / Greenfield HS) and Peter DeStephano (East Longmeadow, MA / East Longmeadow HS) have played very consistent golf, scoring well at all of this season's events. Richter was the individual runner-up at the New England championship in 2018 while McGeary finished sixth. Richter shot a spectacular, Cougar's season-best, 78 at Chicopee Country Club at this year's second Region XXI event. Holyoke is among the favorites to emerge as the New England team champion this year. Let's go Cougars!!
Photos: (Main) McGeary in the tee box. (Thumbnail) Richter swings away.