Hanover Golf captures their Fourth State Championship in Five Years

On October 7th, the Hanover High School golf team left Hanover High School at 6am, only to return at 6pm the same day with their fourth Division II state championship in the last five years. The Team traveled to the Breakfast Hill Country Club in Greenland NH, in a state championship match that was played against seven other teams from the state. Despite the long day, Hanover didn’t run into much trouble. They took home a winning score of 399, above second place Windham by seven strokes (406).

Juniors Jack Brendel and Brian Seltzer both praised this year’s team, but noted how they also have lots of potential in the years to come. Jack said “This year we had a lot of depth, due to 18 players on varsity and at least one kid from each of the 4 classes/grades. Next year we have a big number of underclassmen who are currently on JV, but shoot varsity level scores. It’ll be interesting to see how it turns out.”

The Marauders, who brought eight golfers to the match, had no one shoot above an 89. Of the eight who went, two were sophomores, including Phin Choukas and David Lehmann who led the way for Hanover, both shooting below 80. Next in line was Junior Jack Brendel, who shot an 80. Although Hanover is losing some valuable seniors in the likes of Michael Suriawanta, Lane Celone and Pat Dyroff, there is still enormous potential to continue their state championship streak.

Many of the players have high hopes for the coming years, and not only are they a fairly young team, they also have great chemistry together. “We all play golf together outside of practice. Different grades mix together and play golf for 4 hours,” said Brian Seltzer, and all of that time on the course really helps them mesh. Best of luck to the Hanover golf team in this coming year, and congratulations on their 19th state championship!

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